Earlier this week, we gave you our first look at the new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody for the 2020 model year. While we love the new Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, that wasn’t the only surprise that Dodge//SRT rolled out this summer. It has been 50 years since the legendary 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona raced across the NASCAR superspeedways and Dodge is bringing a new limited edition car to commemorate the first production car to break the 200 mph barrier on a closed track (which wouldn’t be broke for 17 years).
The 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition (that’s a mouthful), adds a unique take onto the new Hellcat Widebody using touches from the Charger Daytona 392 and blends them into a very limited edition package. How limited is the Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition? Dodge//SRT is only building 501 of the cars in the first quarter of 2020. Why only 501? Only 501 copies of the 1969 model were produced which is the minimum number required to qualify for use on the NASCAR circuit back then. The U.S. market will only get 451 of the cars, while the other 50 units are for Canada.
So what sets the Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition apart from the regular 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody? Outside the Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition, gets the “Daytona” tail stripe decal offered in white for the first time as well as a matching rear spoiler (blue stripe decal and spoiler will be featured on White Knuckle colored models). The Hellcat fender badges also get a unique look with a bright finish.
Completing the unique look on the outside is a special 20-inch x 11-inch “Wrap Speed” wheels with a very unique Satin Carbon finish to set the Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition apart from the rest of the Hellcat Widebody offerings. The car will wear the standard Pirelli 305/35ZR20 all-season performance tires, however, three-season tires are available. Daytona 50th Anniversary Editions also feature ultra-high performance Black Brembo six-piston front and four-piston rear brakes with vented rotors.
Inside, the Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition really shines. Unique black heated and ventilated Nappa leather and Alcantara suede performance seats with blue accent stitching and “Daytona” embroidered seatbacks are prominently featured. A blue accent stitch appears throughout the interior, on the center console armrest, door panels, armrest, dashboard and shifter.
The interior is also enhanced by the new Dinamica Suede headliner, real carbon fiber instrument panel (IP), console bezels and Light Black Chrome interior accents are paired to the suede flat-bottom steering wheel, which features dual blue and silver accent stitching. The Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition also gets unique premium velour-bound floor mats that have a blue dual-stitched accent border. The interior is finished off with a custom IP badge featuring the Hellcat and Daytona logos on the passenger side of the dash, identifying the car’s exact number of the limited 501 production run.
Power has also been increased for the Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition to 717 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. SRT engineers revised the powertrain calibration, available only on this limited-production model, boosting the power output by 10 horsepower to 717 at 6,100 RPM and matching the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.
The 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition is available in four exterior paint colors, B5 Blue (an exclusive to the Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition for 2020), Pitch Black, Triple Nickel, and White Knuckle.
Pricing for the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition has a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $74,140, while the car will carry a Canadian MSRP of $88,490. Both prices exclude destination charges. That is a premium of $4,495 ($4,995 for Canada) over the standard 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody.
If you are in the market for exclusivity, then the Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition is for you. While we think that B5 Blue will be the most popular color choice for the package due to it being only available for the 2020 model year on the Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition, we’d personally choose the unique White Knuckle with blue stripe and rear spoiler.
Ordering for the car opens soon, and the cars should start arriving at Dodge//SRT dealers in the first quarter of 2020. For more information, be sure to check out Dodge.com or visit your local Dodge//SRT dealer.
So what do you think about the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition? Do you feel its enough to separate itself from the standard 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody? Or are you still holding out for the expected 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody? Leave us your comments below.