The Dodge Daytona was officially introduced by Chrysler in 1984, although the name Daytona has been used by Chrysler for its Dodge cars in the late '60s and the early '90s. By the name itself, you can infer what Chrysler wants the Dodge Daytona to be, and that is a real fast sports car. It was named after Daytona Beach, Florida, an early center for NASCAR auto racing.
The brand name Daytona was first used in 1969 for a very high-performance, limited edition Dodge Charger. The car was called the Dodge Charger Daytona and was specifically made for NASCAR auto races. The car won when it was first introduced and later bagged the 1970 Grand National Championship. Standard engine for the car is a 440 Magnum engine with a 426 Hemi engine available as a limited offer. The Dodge Charger Daytona is now rare and a high-priced collector item.
In the '70s, another bunch of Daytonas were introduced by Chrysler as a sporty sub model of the Dodge Charger. The model, however, didn't last long in the market.
The official Dodge Daytona that was manufactured by Chrysler was introduced late in 1983 as a 1984 model. A similar car, the Plymouth Laser, was also introduced that year and both shared the extended K-body Platform designed by Chrysler. The Dodge Daytonas were called 'G' cars because they use the Chrysler 'AG' body style.
Upon introduction, the Dodge Daytona was equipped with the 2.2 liter Chrysler K-engine with an output of 94 hp, a power output that is poor considering that the car was supposed to be a sport coupe. A turbocharged version of the engine is, however, available as an option and gives you 142 hp of power.
After two major redesigns, the Dodge Daytona line-up was retired by Chrysler in 1994 and was replaced by the Dodge Avenger. Before it was resigned, the Dodge Avenger came standard with a 2.5 liter 100 hp I4, with available turbocharged versions and a 3.0 liter 141 hp V6 engine.
The Dodge Daytona looks like a sports car and there's no reason why it shouldn't perform like a sports car. By equipping it with high performance Dodge Daytona parts, one can make it perform just as people would expect from its looks. So if you are an owner of a Dodge Daytona, you better equip it with high quality and high performance auto mechanical and body parts that can be found here at Parts Train, and we're sure that your Dodge Daytona would perform just the way it looks in just a few days.