1969 Dodge Charger Daytona The Iconic NASCAR Race Car

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

Besides the 1969 Dodge Charger, the Dodge division has produced separate vehicles named Dodge Charger Daytona, which were actually modified Chargers. The name ‘Daytona’ comes from Daytona Beach in Florida. As you can see, this is a very sharp looking red-painted chassis, combined with some nice 14 inches Magnum 500 wheels. This 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona has only one body style, 2-door coupe based on the Chrysler B platform.

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

We know that it was used for NASCAR racing and it was very successful, which is the main reason for the popularity of this Mopar. The fact that this is a race car, means that there must be something powerful under the hood, not if you think of the 426 Hemi. Rather, this particular is equipped with Chrysler’s 440 cubic-inch, 7.2-liter big-block RB Magnum V8 engine. With a 4bbl on top, this engine is rated at 375 horsepower and 480 lb. -ft. of torque.

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona 440 Magnum V8

The most eye-catching thing, which also describes the personality of this 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona is the front nose cone and the massive rear wing. However, these two body parts were designed for NASCAR races. Which immediately became essential for winning the race. In other words, they were putting massive downforce and dramatically improved the aerodynamics, which resulted in this Charger Daytona reaching the speed of 200mph.

source: Lou Costabile

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