Dodge is reviving a pair of legendary names from the peak of the muscle car era of the Sixties and Seventies at the 2016 Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit. The burnout-fest in Detroit will see two special Charger and Challenger models with the return of the T/A and Daytona monikers. But, don’t for a second think these are just a couple of muscle cars with new paintjobs. No sir. These two have some serious performance upgrades.
Starting with the Challenger T/A, Dodge adds the “Air Catcher” headlights with LED T/A logos, along with a new ducted bonnet, active exhaust system, and 20in forged aluminum wheels that are an inch bigger than stock. If this doesn’t do it for you, then a Super Track Pak will drop the suspension by half an inch lower suspension, it’ll add a set of Bilstein shocks, bigger brakes and sticky Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres. We love the heritage-inspired design upgrades such as the satin black bonnet and T/A stripes and the new Green Go paint. That’s not all; the T/A Plus adds Nappa leather seats, Uconnect 8.4in infotainment system and an upgraded audio system. The new trim is available with either the 5.7-litre or 6.4-litre Hemi V8s
As for the Charger, it gets a new Daytona trim inspired by the 1969 limited-production Nascar beast but sadly there isn’t a massive rear spoiler. It does feature many of the same upgrades as the Challenger T/A, including a retuned automatic gearbox, and a cold-air intake, Brembo brakes, special decals, and all-season performance tyres. And like the Challenger, the new trim is also available with the 5.7-litre or 6.4-litre Hemi V8s.
Both the Daytona and T/A are available with the a 6.4-litre Hemi which makes 485 horses but the most powerful motor remains the 707 horse 6.2-litre supercharged V8 SRT Hellcat.