In 1969 Dodge launched the Daytona – one of the most appreciated cars the company has ever built. The car was the star in many movies, including the most recently Fast & Furious 6. Of course since then Dodge lost a lot of its “sex appeal” and its recent lineup simply can not impress anymore.

And, instead of developing new cars, Dodge is trying to attract more buyers by adding a new special edition that uses the “Daytona” name: Dodge Charger Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition. It will be limited to 501 units – just like the 1969 Daytona and will arrive at Dodge dealerships in early 2020.

The special edition is based on the Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, so it gets the same 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat V-8 engine, but with an extra 10 horsepower over the standard car (717 horsepower over the usual 707 horsepower); torque however remains at 650 pound-feet.

The 2020 Daytona will be offered in four different colors: B5 Blue – exclusive for the model, Pitch Black, Triple Nickel and White Knuckle; and will be distinguished by a unique “Daytona” decklid and rear-quarter decal with matching spoiler.

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2020 Dodge Charger Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition specifications

Engine6.2-LITER HEMI HELLCAT V-8
Displacement 376 cu. in. (6,166 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke 4.09 x 3.58 (103.9 x 90.9)
Valve System Pushrod-operated overhead valves, 16 valves with sodium-filled exhaust valves and hollow stem intake valves, 16 conventional hydraulic lifters, all with roller tips
Fuel Injection Sequential, multiport, electronic, returnless
Construction Deep-skirt cast-iron block with cross-bolted main bearing caps, unique aluminum alloy heads with hemispherical combustion chambers
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Power 717 hp at 6,000 rpm 
Torque  650 lb.-ft.  @ 4,800 rpm
Max. Engine Speed 6,200 rpm (electronically limited)
Fuel Requirement Premium 91 octane (R+M)/2 — required
Induction System Combined air-flow rate of 1,094 CFM from mail slot grille opening