Because sometimes pictures aren’t enough, we bring you new videos of the revived Dodge Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona trims we told you about Tuesday. (We hope you have a few minutes because Dodge produced a slew of them.)
Dodge unveiled the new muscle car trims this week ahead of the 2016 Woodward Dream Cruise on August 20th.
Both are a nod to the brand’s racing heritage. The originals were pure race cars Dodge built solely for the track. The Challenger T/A dates back to the original Challenger that debuted in the fall of ’69 as a 1970 model. The 2017 Charger Daytona is based on the second-generation 1969 model.
Like their historic counterparts, the new 2017 models aren’t what you’d call subtle. An all-new and limited-production Green Go color, plus a revised Yellow Jacket hue are joining the paint lineup to make sure you’re spotted coming down the road.
The Charger Daytona order books open in September, the Challenger T/A’s in October. Scroll down for more details along with all those videos we promised you.
2017 Dodge Challenger T/A
The two-door Challenger T/A comes with the R/T trim’s 5.7-liter V8 or the 6.4-liter Hemi V8. Dodge is including a Satin Black hood on every Challenger T/A, unlike with the Hellcat. It also features a Mopar cold-air induction system with conical air filter along with new “Air Catcher” headlamps that add even more fresh air. They also feature cool LED-illuminated “T/A” logos.
There are three T/A trims.
The base T/A comes with everything we mentioned above. The T/A Plus focuses more on comfort and technology. It adds heated and vented Nappa leather seats, an 8.4-inch UConnect system with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and a a six-speaker stereo. There is also a shortcut button for the Dodge Performance Pages.
The T/A 392 steps up to the Hemi, adds even wider wheels, along with Brembo six-pot calipers. There is also a new 2.75-inch electronically controlled active exhaust system on the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 models for a signature muscle-car sound.
2017 Dodge Challenger T/A 392
Prices for the Challenger T/A start at $38,485, which includes a $1,095-destination charge. The T/A Plus adds $2,750 to the bottom line. You’ll shell out $45,090 for the T/A 392.
2017 Dodge Charger Daytona
The four-door Charger Daytona comes with the T/A’s engine and exhaust upgrades. It builds on the Charger R/T model by improving the engine’s intake and exhaust with a Mopar cold-air induction system with conical air filter.
It’s top speed is 150 mph instead of the T/A’s 135.
New features inside include driver’s seat memory and LED ambient cabin lighting.
The Daytona offers just two trims. The 5.7-liter base model will start from just over $40,985 and the 6.4-liter, dubbed the Daytona 392 is the priciest of all the models at $46,090.