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Ordering the Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona

by Patrick Rall on

The Dodge Charger Daytona and the Dodge Challenger T/A were introduced with a great deal of fanfare at the 2016 Woodward Dream Cruise, but the first orders for both cars seem to have had no advance notice from the automaker. However, thanks dealership connections around the country, we know that the order bank for the 2017 Challenger T/A opens on Thursday, October 13, and the order bank for the new Charger Daytona actually opened last month.

Next week, anyone should be able to walk into their local Dodge dealership to order the 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A or the 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona; early buyers can expect to get their car  before the end of the calendar year.

This is the first Charger Daytona package in a while; but the Dodge Challenger T/A hasn’t been offered since its first year, way back in 1970.

The 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A will be sold in the base T/A, T/A Plus and T/A 392 forms, while the 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona is offered in base form and as the Daytona 392.

The Challenger T/A and T/A Plus are based on the Challenger R/T with the 5.7L Hemi, but the T/A package adds dual “air catcher” headlights, a stain black SRT 392 style hood, a cold air intake kit that connects to the hood scoop, 20 inch black Mopar wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, Mopar hood pins, a satin black fuel door, a satin black rear spoiler, the satin black T/A stripes on the sides of the car, a 2.75 inch active exhaust system and the Super Track Pak (high performance Bilstein suspension, ½ inch lowering springs, performance brakes and a three-mode electronic stability control system with a full off setting). The Challenger T/A has a starting list price of $38,385, including destination.

The Challenger T/A Plus adds heated/cooled Nappa leather front seats, the 4th generation UConnect system with a Dodge Performance Pages button, a leather wrapped performance steering wheel, and a higher-end sound system. The Challenger T/A Plus starts at $41,235.

The Challenger T/A 392 is based on the Challenger Scat Pack with the 392 Hemi, adding many of the same features as the T/A and T/A Plus. This includes the dual air catcher headlights, the satin black SRT 392 hood with the functional air intake, the massive Brembo brake package similar to that on the Hellcat Challenger, a unique front Bilstein suspension setup, unique lightweight 20 inch wheels wrapped In the Hellcat’s Pirelli tires, 392 fender badges, the T/A fender stripes, the active performance exhaust system, T/A embroidered seats and a 180mph speedometer. The Challenger T/A 392 with the 6-speed manual transmission has an MSRP of $45,090.

The Dodge Charger Daytona is based on the Charger R/T with the 5.7L Hemi and the 8-speed automatic, but the Daytona package adds the 2.75 inch active exhaust system, a cold air intake system, a 2.62 rear gear set, the Super Track Pak, SRT body bits including the front and rear fascia, side sills rear spoiler and hood, unique black Daytona and Hemi graphics, a blacked out roof, unique 20 inch wheels and the heated/cooled Nappa leather seats with the Daytona logo embroidered on the seatback. This “base” Charger Daytona starts at $40,895 with destination.

Finally, the Dodge Charger Daytona 392 is based on the Charger Scat Pack with the 392 cubic inch Hemi, but the Daytona 392 package adds the same SRT body panels as the non-392 Daytona, the 2.75 inch active exhaust, Daytona 392-specific exterior badging, the sport suspension, the huge Brembo brake package from the Hellcat Charger, unique 20 inch wheels wrapped in the Hellcat’s sticky Pirelli rubber and a 180mph speedometer. The 485 horsepower Charger Daytona 392 starts at $46,090 including destination.

Again, the Charger Daytona is available for order right now and the Challenger T/A will officially go on sale Thursday, October 13th.

Patrick Rall was raised a Mopar boy, spending years racing a Dodge Mirada while working his way through college. After spending a few years post-college in the tax accounting field, Patrick made the jump to the world of journalism and his work has been published in magazines and websites around the world.


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