- The 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition commemorates the original 1969 Charger Daytona.
- Production is limited to 501 units.
- Based on the SRT Hellcat, the Charger Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition has 717 horsepower.
- Prices start at $75,635 (including destination).
This is the most powerful Charger yet.
The 2020 Dodge Charger lineup is here, including the new Widebody models. The SRT Hellcat also gets a bump in power, but that’s not the most special part of the updated range. No, that would be the — take a deep breath — 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition. It’s the most special Dodge coming up this year, and it also represents the most powerful (and expensive) Charger yet.
Under the hood, you get the same 6.2-liter supercharged V8 as the SRT Hellcat. However, this special edition puts out 10 more horsepower, for a total of 717. Torque remains the same at 650 lb-ft, as does the standard rear-wheel drive and eight-speed automatic transmission. All performance items on the Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition remain the same as the SRT Hellcat. That includes the 305-width Pirelli P-Zero performance all-seasons mounted on 20-inch wheels, six-piston Brembo front brakes and four-piston rear brakes with vented rotors.
The 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition (yes, that is its full name) does go farther with appearance updates, harkening back to the original Charger Daytona from 1969. To that end, this model has a unique “Daytona” theme on the decklid. You don’t have a massive spoiler here, but the model does have a more subtle unit on the trunk instead. The Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition is available in four paint colors: B5 Blue, Pitch Black, Triple Nickel or White Knuckle.
Inside, this special edition Charger features blue accent stitching and “Daytona” embroidered into the seats. A serialized badge on the passenger dashboard also mark the special edition out as one of a limited production run.
Production is limited to just 501 units, as it was for the original 1969 Charger Daytona. Back then, Dodge had to build those units to quality on the NASCAR circuit. Not only did it qualify, but the original Charger Daytona prototype was the first car to break the 200 mph average lap speed barrier — a record that stood for 17 years.
Dodge will start taking orders for the 2020 Charger this fall. Pricing for the Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition comes in at $75,635, with deliveries scheduled for early 2020.
We can’t yet offer our driving impressions on the 2020 Dodge Charger Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition. Those are coming soon, so stay tuned to TFLcar for more details! Come back to TFLcar.com for more Charger news, views and real-world reviews. Check out more on the Charger Hellcat Widebody below: