A look inside the 2023 Dodge Charger King Daytona

cleverness is a name synonymous with powerful American cars, and it’s quite possible that none are quite as well-known as the Dodge Charger. Since it came on the scene in 1966, the Charger has dominated and has become a much-loved addition to the Dodge range. With the introduction of the Daytona Edition, Dodge went one step further with the powerful car.

The 2023 iteration of the Dodge Charger Daytona, the King, is one of the last iterations of the Charger to be available as Dodge begins a phase-out of production (at least in its current ICE form) and is a “Last Call” model. As such, it’s no surprise that the car is a testament to everything Dodge stands for, both inside and out.

If the powerful 807 horsepower Hemi V-8 in this beast of a car or the fact that only 300 units are produced aren’t enough to convince you to add it to your collection, the sexy interior might just convince you. . The stylish black-on-black with orange accents gives the familiar muscle car feel with all the best modernity has to offer.

Let’s take a closer look at the beautiful interior of the 2023 Dodge Charger King Daytona!

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The History Behind This “Last Chance” Dodge Charger

The 2023 Dodge Charger King Daytona is the fifth in a line of seven “Last Call” models from the maker as they transition from production of both the Charger and Challenger to electric versions of the popular nameplates. So far, the company has announced limited special editions of other “Last Call” models, including the Challenger Shakedown, Charger Super Bee and a Scat Pack Swinger model of both the Charger and Challenger.

The purpose of the “Last Chance” car set is clear, as Dodge’s Chief Executive Officer at Stellantis shared, and is to “celebrate the legacy of the Dodge Charger and Challenger by paying tribute to two vehicles that have a special place take in history.” Each “Last Chance” model features a special brushed aluminum commemorative plaque under the hood, featuring the model name and silhouette of the car, as well as a note about each vehicle’s origin.

This recent addition can trace its lineage to historic drag racing legend and Vietnam veteran William “Big Willie” Robinson, nicknamed the 1969 Dodge Charger, the “King Daytona”. “Big Willie” encouraged drag racers to keep safety in mind and race on the track rather than the street. While working with his wife Tomiko for peace at a time of high racial tension, “Big Willie” became an icon of racing in Los Angeles in his 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 that could reach up to 797 horsepower.

The 2023 Dodge Charger King Daytona is an SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody that not only pays tribute to its namesake through its nameplate, but also through its incredible power. Equipped with one of the most powerful Hemis made, the car can reach an impressive 807 horsepower with its supercharged engine and recognizable “Hemi orange” (aka “Go Mango”) color scheme (both in the exterior paint and interior trim and accents).

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Details of the interior and technology in the 2023 King Daytona

The interior of the 2023 ‘King Daytona’ matches the sleek exterior, which is only available in ‘Go Mango’ orange. The Daytona seats are finished in black nappa leather next to Alcantara with orange stitching and are both sleek and comfortably luxurious. There are additional orange accent stitching throughout the cabin, including on the instrument panel, door trim, console and steering wheel (which is also wrapped in Alcantara).

The edges in the car are made of carbon fibre, which adds an extra layer of black to the stylish overall look and continues the luxurious materials. The headliner is made of suede. To complete the look, a “Daytona” logo adorns the front seats, the “SRT” logo extends over the steering wheel (in chrome) and a “King Daytona” badge adorns both the dashboard and above the instrument panel .

The special edition doesn’t stop at aesthetic appeal either and includes a lot of technology as well. The sound system is an upgraded, premium Harman Kardon system designed specifically for powerful and unparalleled audio. The system is linked to an infotainment system with a high-tech navigation package. An electric sunroof provides a break from the black interior and increases the natural light in the car’s cabin.

According to Dodge, the entire 2023 range of the Chargers and Challengers will be shipped to dealers in one shipment to give customers a better chance of purchasing one of the super-rare cars. However, with only 300 up for grabs, only a small percentage of Dodge enthusiasts will be lucky enough to own this beautiful piece of Dodge history.

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