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Dodge Charger Daytona R/T Supercharged specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1669 kg (3680 lbs)
Dimensions 5.74 m (226 in) long, 1.95 m (77 in) wide, 1.35 m (53 in) high
Wheelbase 2.97 m (117 in)
Power / weight 349 ps (345 bhp) / t
Introduced 1969
Origin country United States
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Submitted by Super8

Performance

Top speed 323 kph (201 mph)
0 - 100 kph 5.5 s
0 - 60 mph 5.2 s

Powertrain

Engine type Chrysler Hemi 426 Supercharged
Displacement 7.0 l (426 ci / 6981 cc)
Power 583 ps (575 bhp / 429 kw) @ 6000 rpm
Power / liter 84 ps (82 hp)
Transmission Chrysler A-833 4 Speed Manual (3.23 ratio)
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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Viking  6y ago

The late sixties were a far out and groovy time (I was in elementary school, but very aware for my age). The special option packages, dealer installed engines and parts, corporate office production orders, etc were all over the place (in small numbers), but record keeping was terrible. Too many changes, not enough time to document it. Wild times, with great style.


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Shaggy  6y ago

@ Super8: My stepdad got me a book on American muscle cars for Christmas, I occasionally flip through it for specs, that's one of 2 books I have totally dedicated to muscle cars.


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Super8  6y ago

There's a lot of rare and mysterious cars in that book but sadly, I couldn't remember the tittle and my friend forgot where he store. There are information about 454 LS6 Monte Carlo, Supercharged GT350 and GT500, GT500 " Shelby Green Hornet Pack", LS7 and LT2 Corvette, and much more.


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Super8  6y ago

@ Viking: I also remember there's also a page about 427 FE Mustang. It said there were little info for production record for 427 Mustang in 1968 because it's not recorded well. In the record sales, they only mention 4 Shelby GT500 instead standard Mustang. However, it's possible to install it using dealer installed pack since it's also possible to install Paxton Supercharger in both Mustang GT and GT500 model.


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Shaggy  6y ago

@ Viking: So it's a Paxton supercharger rather than a Eaton, that means it's a centrifugal supercharger, and not a twin screw, a twin screw supercharger would give a bigger boost.


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Viking  6y ago

"Dealer Installed" I think that solves the mystery! I knew that Paxton superchargers were factory installed in some 1957 Ford Thunderbirds, as well as the late '50s Studebaker Super Hawk, and the early sixties Studebaker Avanti. However Paxton superchargers were also installed by Shelby in the sixties. They were also available to Ford Mustang purchasers as a "dealer installed option" from 1965 to 1972. So it makes sense that Dodge dealers would also have a contract with Paxton for a few superchargers.


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Bijan  6y ago

@ Super 8 : Yes maybe , I think so .


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Super8  6y ago

Yeah. It's also my first time to hear that from my friend's book. It's more likely dealer installed rather than optional I think.


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Bijan  6y ago

I haven't seen even one word about the Optional Supercharged 440 and 426 from factory in 1965 to 1971 , in anywhere , some of my books :
-American Car Spotter's Guide 1966-1980
-Complete Collectible Cars 1930-1990
-Essential Muscle Cars M-Mueller
-Kings of the street american muscle cars
-The Encyclopedia of Classic Cars K-Brazendal
-American Cars the automobiles that made america
And etc ....
And the huge number of European and American most important magazines from 60' to today .


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Super8  6y ago

@ Viking: I got the source from my friend's book. I forgot the tittle but it's about rare and desirable cars. As far I could remember, the book said:
"1969 is the only year when Charger received a supercharger as an optional. Most of the cars is using (O) code which is used for Super Stock. However the road going version reported has been built in very limited number and possibly dealer installed package. They using (XS) code (Charger R/T code) and with (Z) code (Which stand for special order 8-Cylinder engine.). Both 440 and Hemi R/T Charger is fitted with supercharged but the exact production number is currently unknown but believed only few of them ever built. 2 Daytona believed has been built using supercharger but there still no production number. Even so, there is a specification about this car and that's the only evidence if this car is real. Horsepower range is 440 to 500 hp for 440 Magnum and 575 to 700 hp for Hemi."


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Viking  6y ago

@Elise racer Super8 usually adds good cars even if rare/obscure. In this case, I have not been able to find any reference for this supercharged version. According to the "Standard Guide to American Muscle Cars" (2002 edition) 503 1969 Charger Daytona models were made, 433 with 440 Magnum and 70 with 426 Hemi. No mention of a supercharger, but I know Super8 has other sources.


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Elise racer  6y ago

And last, but not least... this!


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Fangio Man  6y ago

@Elise racer
They did! ;)

This 440 Magnum 7.2 liter V8, you could order too, is just mad! 8D


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Elise racer  6y ago

Fake! Should be deleted, as Chrysler never put a supercharger in a 426 Hemi.


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Shaggy  6y ago

@ Super8: A Charger with a 426 hemi can spin wheels at 60 MPH.


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Super8  6y ago

@ Bijan: Yes you're right. It has Z code on it's VIN number so it's specially build for someone.
@ Viking and Shaggy: Wheel spin until 4th gear....


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Mental  6y ago

Still, cool they put a supercharger into this already hellish fast car! Insanely awesome. The king of NASCAR.


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Shaggy  6y ago

@ Viking: Pea Green?, I've never heard it called that before. Yeah, giving a 426 Hemi a supercharger would be like giving Dolly Parton breast implants, totally unnecessary.


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Viking  6y ago

Yeah, I don't think a supercharger is needed with a 426 Hemi. I remember when a neighbor had a new 1970 Plymouth Superbird in "pea green" color, it was very similar to this Charger Daytona, and really groovy looking in person. I think that these cars had plenty enough power without need of any forced induction.


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Shaggy  6y ago

@ Bijan: Me, too, I don't see the point in adding forced induction to an engine that's already more powerful than 99% of automobile engines from that same period. The Hemi rocks! >8D


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Bijan  6y ago

Its not a production car , its a one off . I like the Original one with super commando or HEMI ...


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Shaggy  6y ago

@ Fangio Man: I was thinking the same thing. The 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona was rare enough with only around 500 examples built, with the Hemi, even rarer, supercharged, extremely rare, like Super8 said, only 1 or 2 ever built.


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Fangio Man  6y ago

This is no Dodge Charger...it is a Dodge Supercharger! :D


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Shaggy  7y ago

The 426 Hemi is the last engine that needs a supercherger.


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Super8  7y ago

Oh yeah almost forgot. Besides supercharge, This also feature weight reduction by release all of luxury trim on this car. Chrysler also add 4 discs brake to this car instead using standard 2 discs, 2 drums to make sure it stopped.


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Super8  7y ago

I'm curious who wants to buy this car cuz the standard Daytona version is already had Racing Hemi capability make the car had 437.5 Hp instead 425 Hp. It also can't run under 50 mph continuously or you gonna overheat. The supercharged version i believe also had same thing or probably more even worst than standard.


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Super8  7y ago

Production number for this one is not recorded but surely it must be very limited up to 1 or 2 car only. The Superbird version was also had this optional. In Chryler manufacture data, this (Z) code car has no recorded torque or horsepower. This might be because this car is specially build for someone not for public. 700 Hp of Charger Daytona known to be exist but for experimental only alongside with 700 Hp version of Superbird. It rumored that this Charger is painted in some sort of beige with Magnum 500 wheels and the Superbird is painted in white with 5 spoke steel wheels. Both car had capability to run over 220 mph and this was claimed by Pete Hamilton.


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Super8  7y ago

Another high performance version from Dodge. It using (Z) code instead (R) code (The standard for 426 Hemi). It means this car is a special order V8 model. This car VIN number is something like this: XX29 Z9? 100001. Special (Z) is usually used for O code which Super Stock model for NHRA however this one using X code which mean it's fast top model and road legal. It feature a big supercharge from 575 to 700 hp range. But this model is surely using 575 hp not 700 hp because any manufacture will not produce 700 hp for street use since it has race car capability unless it used for NHRA drag race.