Debuted in 1969, the Dodge Charger Daytonas started NASCAR by impressing everyone with lap speeds just under 200mph (322km/h). A Charger won that debut race and through the season Daytonas won another 21 times. The following year, the Daytonas were joined by their similar stablemates, the Plymouth Superbirds, but 1971 was to be both their last year, as a ruling on their rear spoiler meant a reduction of engine size by a quarter, hence they couldn't be competitive. The NASCARs from this era were still relatively stock, hence the Dayonta used torsion bar front and leaf spring rear suspension, all uprated. However, the doors were welded shut to increase body stiffness, and inside a full roll cage was added for safety. The legendary Hemi engines under the hood were raised in compression to 13.3:1 and used single plane racing manifolds with a single carburettor.
Dodge Charger Daytona Specifications
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