With this year’s Woodward Dream Cruise in Detriot, Michigan, Dodge decided it would start the annual event off with a bang; a big one. Announced on Tuesday at Vinsetta Garage (you may recognize this place as the venue for the Hellcat reveals in 2014) in Berkley, Michigan, Tim Kuniskis (Head of Passenger Car Brands – FCA North America) revealed two brand new special edition models for 2017; The Challenger T/A and the Charger Daytona.
“More than 1.5 million enthusiasts are expected to come to Woodward to celebrate classic muscle cars this week, so it’s a perfect opportunity to pay tribute to the Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona with new special editions,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, FCA – North America. “We’ll continue to celebrate the brand’s muscle car performance heritage with another special-edition announcement later this fall.”
Three New 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A models:
Paying tribute to the original 1970 Challenger T/A, these three new T/A models have many styling cues from it’s predecessor. With it’s signature T/A three-quarter length side stripes and blacked out hood treatment, it’s very clear exactly which car the Dodge designers had in mind when they rolled these ones out of the design studio. Our only complaint is it features the SRT’s scooped hood versus the original T/A’s snorkel hood scoop; although you can purchase that from your local Chrysler dealership parts department. Check out the new T/A models featured below courtesy of FCA’s press release:
The entry level 2017 Challenger T/A builds on the standard content of the 375-horsepower Challenger R/T model, adding functional performance hardware, which includes the new “Air Catcher” headlamps with LED-illuminated T/A logos; SRT ducted hood that feeds into a modified SRT Hellcat air box, an all-new 2.75-inch electronically controlled active performance exhaust system; and 1-inch wider 20 x 9-inch Mopar lightweight forged-aluminum wheels finished in Hyper Black II.
The Super Track Pak is added for a full complement of race-bred chassis upgrades, including a 0.5-inch lowered suspension, high-performance Bilstein shock absorbers, performance brake linings, three-mode electronic stability control (ESC) calibration with “full off” and high-performance Goodyear Eagle F1 tires. The Tremec six-speed manual is standard, while the innovative TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission is available and includes Sport mode with paddle shifters, plus Fuel Saver Technology with four-cylinder mode and interactive Decel Fuel Shut Off (iDFSO).
Heritage-inspired Dodge exterior appointments include a new Satin Black painted hood and Satin Black front fascia, roof and deck-lid graphic paired to the T/A bodyside stripes; new wheel center caps featuring the Dodge stripes; “Challenger” script grille badge; Satin Black fuel-filler door with heritage “FUEL” lettering and black deck-lid spoiler with Challenger T/A badge. For an even bolder throwback look to the original 1970 model, factory-installed hood pins are available, along with all-new and limited-production Green Go and Yellow Jacket High-impact Paint choices.
Authentic aluminum interior bezels combined with Black and Gloss Black appointments provide Challenger T/A with an athletic cockpit. Premium Black performance seats with signature Houndstooth cloth inserts give the driver and front passenger greater lateral support. The Dodge performance steering wheel features performance contouring, and for added retro style, the 1971-inspired “tic-toc-tach” gauge cluster features Bright White concave faces and Gloss Black details. Premium velour-bound floor mats with embroidered Dodge logo are also included.
The new 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A model has a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $37,390. (All prices exclude $1,095 destination).
Challenger T/A Plus
Adding to the Challenger T/A model’s standard equipment, the new 2017 Challenger T/A Plus includes unique heated and ventilated Nappa leather performance seats in Black with Tungsten accent stitching and embroidered “T/A” logo; all-new fourth-generation Uconnect 8.4 system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integrations which also provides visible performance information, such as a programmable shift light indicator, reaction time, 0-60 times, G-force indicator and lap times. It also comes with six premium speakers and a 276-watt digital amplifier.
The new 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A Plus model has a starting U.S. MSRP of $40,140.
Challenger T/A 392
The new Challenger T/A 392 ups-the-ante with 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque which allows it to turn mid 4-second 0-60 mph times and low 12-second quarter mile times. Adding to the standard equipment found on the Dodge Challenger T/A Plus, the 2017 Challenger T/A 392 includes ultra-high performance Brembo six-piston front and four-piston rear brakes with vented rotors, unique front suspension geometry, all-new 20 x 9.5-inch forged aluminum wheels finished in Low Gloss Black, P275/40ZR20 Pirelli three-season performance tires, “392” fender decals, 180-mph primary speedometer and an electronically controlled active performance exhaust system.
The new 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A 392 model has a starting U.S. MSRP of $43,995 (excluding gas-guzzler tax).
Two New 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona models:
Dodge didn’t want the Challenger to get all of the attention, so they decided to release a special edition for Charger fans too! Paying homage to the original 1969 Charger Daytona and the limited edition 2006–2009 and 2013 Daytona models, these new Daytona models are sure to please! Here’s FCA’s original press release:
Building on the Charger R/T model by improving the engine’s intake and exhaust with a Mopar cold-air induction system and an all-new electronically controlled 2.75-inch active performance exhaust system, the Daytona also includes the Super Track Pak with its performance-tuned suspension, performance brake linings, three-mode ESC calibration with “full off” and high-performance Goodyear Eagle F1 tires.
For a menacing look, the new Charger Daytona includes SRT- and R/T Scat Pack-inspired front and rear performance fascias, performance side sills and a one-piece Satin Black performance spoiler. A Satin Black hood graphic with cutout “HEMI” logo highlights the aluminum hood’s NACA duct, while cutout “Daytona” deck-lid to rear-quarter graphics are paired with the Satin Black roof treatment for a bold, heritage-inspired appearance. Completing the athletic styling are wider 20 x 9-inch Mopar lightweight forged-aluminum wheels finished in Hyper Black II, P245/45ZR20 Goodyear all-season performance tires (three-season tires are optional) with the new center caps that feature the Dodge stripes, plus signature “Daytona” grille badging.
The new Dodge Charger Daytona’s interior is highlighted by unique Black heated and ventilated Nappa leather performance seats with horizontal Alcantara suede and Brazen Gold accent stitching, “Daytona” embroidered seat backs and 12-way power adjust for driver and front passenger. Use of Brazen Gold accent stitching also is added to the center console armrest, along with door panels and door panel armrests for even more detail. All-new Carbonite authentic aluminum interior bezels and Gloss Black interior accents are paired to the Dodge performance steering wheel with performance contouring provide an athletic look.
Completing the high level of standard equipment are premium velour-bound floor mats with embroidered Dodge logo, bright performance pedals and “Daytona” instrument panel badge. Additional premium content over the Charger R/T model includes driver’s seat memory and steering column with memory, bi-function high-intensity discharge (HID) projector headlamps, LED ambient cabin lighting, ParkSense rear park assist system and vehicle security alarm.
The new 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona model has a starting U.S. MSRP of $39,890.
Charger Daytona 392
Featuring the SRT’s 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque 6.4-liter HEMI powertrain, the Daytona 392 delivers 0-60 mph performance in the mid 4-second range, plus quarter-mile times in the low 12-second range. In addition to its track-proven powertrain, the Charger Daytona 392 also features ultra-high performance Brembo six-piston front and four-piston rear brakes with vented rotors, Mopar cold-air intake filter, wider 20 x 9.5-inch forged aluminum wheels finished in Low Gloss Black, P275/40ZR20 Pirelli all-season performance tires (three-season tires are optional), “392” fender decals, 180-mph primary speedometer and an electronically controlled active performance exhaust system.
The new 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona 392 model has a starting U.S. MSRP of $44,995.
Adding even more excitement to the new 2017 Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona models is an all-new and limited-production Green Go paint option, plus a revised Yellow Jacket hue. Go Mango and TorRed high impact paint choices are also available joining the paint lineup for 2017 with Destroyer Gray, Octane Red, White Knuckle, Redline Red, Pitch Black, Granite, Billet, Contusion Blue and Maximum Steel.
Production for both Challenger and Charger models will begin this fall with Charger Daytona models available for order in September, followed by Challenger T/A models this October.