The “Last Call” for the Dodge Charger continues with the unveiling of the 2023 Dodge Charger King Daytona. It’s a true muscle car that pays tribute to a West Coast drag-racing legend.
The 2023 Dodge Charger King Daytona “Last Call” models are based on the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody in vivid Go Mango exterior color (or what non-designers call Really Bright Orange). The King Daytona adds an extra ten horsepower for an inspired 807 horsepower. That’s the kind of power you find in supercars, not a family sedan.
The King Daytona screams performance on its exterior thanks to features like 20-by-11-inch satin carbon warp speed wheels with orange six-piston Brembo brakes; satin black King Daytona rear fender, hood, and roof graphics; a Bright Mopar hood pin kit; and a satin black spoiler.
Inside, you’ll find unique touches like Black Nappa/Alcantara “King Daytona” seats with orange stitching; a King Daytona interior instrument panel badge; Go Mango interior accent stitching on the instrument panel, console, steering wheel, and door trim; suede headliner; carbon fiber interior bezels; Alcantara steering wheel; and, a Harman Kardon premium audio system.
The 2023 Dodge Charger King Daytona represents the fifth of seven special-edition Dodge “Last Call” models that celebrate the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger, which in their current form are coming to an end. The Dodge Charger King Daytona follows previously announced Dodge Challenger Shakedown, Dodge Charger Super Bee, and Dodge Challenger and Charger Scat Pack Swinger models.
So, to provide some more background on its lineage, the King Daytona traces its origin to a famous monarch of the 1960s and 1970s West Coast drag-racing scene: William “Big Willie” Robinson, who nicknamed his 1969 Dodge Charger “King Daytona” and used it not only in claiming victory at the drag strip but also in keeping racers on the track and off the streets.
If you like what you see (and who couldn’t?), you’ll need to act fast and likely bring a lot of cash. Only 300 King Daytonas will be sold. Pricing and dealer information will be shared later this fall on DodgeGarage.com when vehicle ordering opens.
Dodge appears to be battling back against dealers who jack up the prices of commemorative cars. The entire 2023 Charger and Challenger model-year run will be allocated to dealerships all at once, helping customers to identify and secure their dream cars more easily.