• Official FCA US Media Release

Dodge Debuts New 2017 Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona


Dodge kicked off Woodward Dream Cruise week by added another chapter to its muscle car legacy with the unveiling of the 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona and Dodge Challenger T/A limited edition cars. Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America, introduced the new cars during a press event Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Vinsetta Garage restaurant in Berkley, Michigan. The 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona and Dodge Challenger T/A go on sale in the fourth quarter of this year.

August 16, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Dodge believes the golden age of performance cars is now, making this year’s Woodward Dream Cruise the perfect time and place to reintroduce the brand’s two famed, race-bred nameplates — the new 2017 Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona, muscle cars that deliver even more performance and precision to the naturally aspirated HEMI® V-8 lineup with unique powertrain induction and exhaust enhancements, chassis upgrades for greater handling and braking, plus functional performance styling appointments inside and out.

  • New 2017 Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona models offer even more performance and heritage-inspired styling to the naturally aspirated Dodge 5.7- and 6.4-liter “392” HEMI® lineup

  • Unique SRT Hellcat- and R/T Scat Pack-inspired functional performance styling for an even more menacing appearance

  • New cold-air engine induction components unique to Challenger T/A models:

  • New SRT Hellcat-inspired driver and passenger side “Air Catcher” headlamps add even more fresh air and feature unique LED-illuminated “T/A” logos

  • New directed cold-air hood system feeds a modified SRT Hellcat air box on Challenger T/A models

  • Mopar cold-air induction system with conical air filter system included on all Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona models

  • New 2.75-inch electronically controlled active exhaust system on 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 models delivers a signature muscle-car sound

  • Wider, 20 x 9-inch and 20 x 9.5-inch wheels with high-performance Goodyear and Pirelli tires help improve handling on 5.7-liter and 6.4-liter HEMI-powered models, respectively

  • Increased stopping power with performance brake linings on 5.7-liter models, while 6.4-liter models add an ultra-high performance Brembo brake system with six-piston front and four-piston rear brake calipers

  • Unique Satin Black exterior graphics and appointments, including available hood pins on Challenger T/A, highlight Dodge brand’s cultivation of its storied performance history

  • For the driving enthusiast, performance bolstered seats and Dodge performance steering wheel with available die-cast paddle shifters are included

  • All-new and limited-production Green Go, plus a revised Yellow Jacket hue add to Dodge brand’s High-Impact Paint (HIP) legacy, debuting with Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona

  • Production for 2017 Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona models will begin this fall with ordering for Charger Daytona beginning in September and Challenger T/A in October

“More than 1.5 million enthusiasts are expected to come to Woodward to celebrate classic muscle cars this week, so it’s a perfect opportunity to pay tribute to the Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona with new special editions,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America.

“We’ll continue to celebrate the brand’s muscle car performance heritage with another special-edition announcement later this fall.”

2017 Dodge Challenger T/A 392 (left) and 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona 392 (right)

The new 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona models are available with the 6.4-liter “392” HEMI V-8 naturally aspirated 485-horsepower engine, or the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 with up to 375 horsepower with the all-new electronically controlled active performance exhaust system. Production for both Challenger and Charger models will begin this fall with Charger Daytona models available for order in September, followed by Challenger T/A models this October.

New 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A models Initially built for the Sports Car Club of America’s (SCCA) Trans Am racing series in 1970 with only 2,399 ever built, and considered one of the most sought after muscle cars of all time, the new 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A model lineup builds on this legacy with three track-capable models loaded with unique appointments and performance hardware – Challenger T/A, Challenger T/A Plus and the Challenger T/A 392.

2017 Dodge Challenger T/A

Challenger T/A For drivers who want to be a part of the Dodge T/A legacy, the new 2017 Challenger T/A builds on the standard content of the 375-horsepower Challenger R/T model, adding functional performance hardware, which includes the new “Air Catcher” headlamps with LED-illuminated T/A logos; NACA ducted hood now designed to feed a modified SRT Hellcat air box with Mopar conical filter, which optimizes cold air intake through these two signature fresh-air inlets; an all-new 2.75-inch electronically controlled active performance exhaust system; and 1-inch wider 20 x 9-inch Mopar lightweight forged-aluminum wheels finished in Hyper Black II.

2017 Dodge Challenger T/A includes the new “Air Catcher” headlamps with LED-illuminated T/A logos.