February 8, 2005
Dodge shows new 2006 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T
Windsor, Ontario – The new 2006 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T will be on display
at the 2005 Chicago Auto Show during press days, beginning February 9th, announced the company.
Following a limited-production run of the Dodge Charger Daytona R/T in “Go ManGo!” metallic orange paint, similar to the paint used on the 1970 Dodge Charger, there will be a Dodge Charger Daytona R/T offered in “Top Banana”, another high-impact heritage paint name. The Top Banana Dodge Charger Daytona R/T will peel off the line in limited numbers later in 2005.
In addition to these special exterior paint colours, the 2006 Dodge
Charger Daytona R/T model will be distinguishable by an exclusive front fascia
with a chin spoiler and a black honeycomb grille, unique Hemi blackout decal
graphics on the hood and “Daytona” decal on the rear quarters, signature
heritage R/T badging and a black rear decklid spoiler. The Daytona model also
will include large, bright, dual-exhaust tips and 18-inch polished wheels with
low-gloss, jet-black painted pockets. The powerful Hemi engine will feature a
Hemi-orange engine cover.
The interior of the 2006 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T will feature
performance front seats with suede inserts and embroidered “Daytona” logos on
the front headrests. Body-colour accent stitching will appear on the front and
rear seats and on the leather-wrapped steering wheel. Matching body-coloured
centre stack bezel, a “Daytona Limited edition” display on the electronic
cluster and sequentially numbered limited-edition Daytona badge on the
instrument panel will complete the unique Dodge Charger Daytona R/T interior.
Chrysler Group engineers have muscled out even more horsepower from the Hemi
engine. The 2006 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T will feature a five-speed automatic
transmission with AutoStick and a 5.7-litre Hemi V-8 engine that offers an
estimated 350 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque — ten more horses than the
previous 5.7-litre Hemi.
A high-performance suspension package that includes special suspension
tuning, 18-inch all-season P235/55 R18 performance tires, performance-tuned
9-land steering gear and Nivomat self-levelling rear shock absorbers will
be standard on the Charger Daytona R/T model.
Production of the 2006 Dodge Charger SE, SXT AND R/T models begins this
spring at the Brampton Assembly Plant in Brampton, Ontario, with vehicles
available in North America markets early this summer. The Dodge Charger will
join the Dodge Magnum and Chrysler 300 vehicles built there.