The Dodge Charger Daytona 392: A perfectly simple, silly machine

How can you not love this simple, silly machine? It’s a pretty basic recipe, but one that I truly enjoy. Take a large V8 engine and have it send power to the rear. Add in room for friends, tremendous noise, comfortable seats, and you have a modern muscle car. That is the Dodge Charger Daytona 392.
Paying homage to the Daytona name, you’ll find a rear decal that harkens back to the old big wing cars. It’s smartly done and the design evokes thoughts of that tall spoiler in silhouette fashion.
Under the hood sits a 392 cubic-inch V8 engine. Here it cranks out 485 horsepower and supplies that out to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
If you can’t swing the extra dough required to bring home a Hellcat, then this 6.4-liter equipped beastie is a brilliant alternative. You won’t save any money on tires though… because you’ll be burning through them just like you would in the more powerful Hellcat.
The Dodge Charger Daytona 392 is James Hetfield, the Car.
[Disclaimer: Dodge tossed us the keys to the Daytona 392 and included a tank of fuel. ]

By |2018-09-05T11:00:46+00:00September 5th, 2018|Dodge Reviews, Featured, Reviews, Road Test Reviews, Video Reviews|9 Comments

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Jeff Glucker is the co-founder and Executive Editor of He’s often seen getting passed as he hustles either a dark blue 1974 Mercedes-Benz 280 or 1991 Mitsubishi Montero up the 405 Freeway. IG: @RedusernabJeff