Dodge Charger Daytona 

  • 1969
  • 425 HP 7.0L
  • 200 mph
The big nose looked ridiculous to many, but helped to improve efficiency and provide downforce at high speeds to reduce the chance of liftoff.
by Top Speed (Feb, 2011)
They featured a 426 cubic inch V8 that was rated at 425hp at 5,000rpm and 490 lb-ft.
by Top Speed (Feb, 2011)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Dodge Charger Daytona


Charger Daytona
5.2 s
2.7 s

Top speed

Charger Daytona
200 mph
HEMI 'Cuda
117 mph

1/4 mile

Charger Daytona
13.5 s
10.2 s
Charger SRT8
12.8 s

Data points Key details of the Dodge Charger Daytona


Charger Daytona
425 HP
987 HP


Charger Daytona
491 ft-lb
922 ft-lb
Charger SRT8
348 ft-lb

In The News From around the web


Dodge Charger Daytona
The road-going version of the model was powered by the Hemi 426 (seven liters) with 425 hp or a slightly more sedate 375 hp 440; the tuned racing version reached speeds in excess of 200 mph (over 320 km/h) on oval racetracks.
Only 505 units were built of the Dodge Charger Daytona for model year 1969 – it was the most conspicuously styled Dodge of all times and served as homologation model for the Dodge stock cars entered in NASCAR races; it was available at a price of 3,860 US dollars.

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona - Top Speed
Wind testing at Lockeed led to engineers discovering that the improved Charger had increased 20% in aerodynamic efficiency.
The nose blocked the front grill and air from reaching the engine compartment, and it also made parking a nightmare.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Dodge
Year 1969
Highest auction price 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona (Cotton Owens/Buddy Baker), $214k, September 2009


Body style Coupe


Drivetrain RWD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Axle ratio 3.54:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

road tests

Top speed 200 mph
1/4 mile 13.5 s
0-60mph 5.2 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.82 lb/hp
Maximum hp 425 HP @ 5,000 RPM
Maximum torque 491 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 7,000 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 4.25 in / 3.75 in

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,173 lb
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Good point. :) We've fixed that mistake and are rolling out updates to our existing pages. Thanks!
184 MPH maximum? Hah. It was clocked at well over 200 MPH in several Nascar races back in the day (the main reason it got banned), and even now most would agree that the top speed is at least 200 MPH. Not sure where twinrev pulled that 184 figure from.
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