When conducting consumer research on 5.7-liter HEMI V8 equipped Dodge Chargers, Fiat Chrysler found that the first upgrades many customers applied were a cold-air intake and a cat-back exhaust. Dodge already had access to both of those parts through Mopar, so they decided to offer them as standard (along with some other unique equipment) and roll out a new Charger Daytona.
The Charger Daytona is also available with the venerable 6.4-liter HEMI V8, but it’s the 5.7-liter engine that most buyers will opt for. As we mentioned, the 375 horsepower 5.7-liter equipped car comes with a stock 2.75-inch electronically controlled active exhaust system with 4-inch tips, a setup that clearly demonstrates why so many Charger owners install an aftermarket exhaust on their car.
At the recent launch of the Charger Daytona and accompanying Challenger T/A, FCA passenger car brand boss Tim Kuniskis revved up the Charger Daytona for those in attendance. FCA’s video recap of the special debut event includes this rather loud highlight, so be sure to check it out about half way into the video below. Don’t say we didn’t warn you, headphone users.