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Dodge Charger Daytona V.2
Since I NEVER need any white pieces for anything, I've had this car sitting around for nearly six months! So, I decided it was time to make some serious improvements... Or else!
About this creation
Debuted in 1969, the Charger Daytona was Dodge's answer to the Ford Torino, which had been dominating NASCAR in the late sixties. The famed 426 "Hemi" engine was fitted under the hood, and the car impressed everyone with lap speeds of nearly 200 mph! Needless to say, the Daytona crushed the competition, winning 21 races in 1969, and eventually the championship in 1970. Also in 1970, the Daytonas were joined by their similar stablemates, the Plymouth Superbirds. 1971 was to be the last year for both cars, because new rules had been issued against cars with rear wings. The rules said that if they were to continue racing, the size of their engines must be reduced by a quarter, which meant they couldn't be competitive. Sadly, the Daytona and the Superbird were both doomed.

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona (NASCAR version)

Top speed: 200 mph (320 km/h)

0-60 mph (0-95 km/h): 4.3 seconds

Engine type: V8

Displacement: 426 ci (6,980 cc)

Transmission: 4-speed manual

Max power: 556 bhp (415 kW) @ 6,000 rpm

Max torque: 497 lb ft (673 Nm) @ 5,400 rpm

Weight: 3,100 lb (1,409 kg)















Notice the more realistic roofline.







































The new chassis, with shortened exhaust pipes for racing, and of course, the driveshaft.







I hope you like the improvements so far, but guess what! There's more!



Like the new interior, for example. It's still pretty simple, but much better than the first one. Notice the roll cage. I'm not sure who came up with this first, because I've seen this used in several different models across MOCpages. If you know, please tell me, so I can give them credit!



But best of all, the new windshield design left a lot of room to add a REAL hood! And what, exactly, is under this hood?



The new Hemi engine, of course!



The new engine looks a lot like the real Hemi, though I'm not quite sure how to put the twin air filters at a stance. Just google "Hemi engine" and you'll see what I mean.



Why didn't Dodge just start cranking them out without the spoiler? They could've kept racing for years!


The legendary NASCAR version. The one shown here was driven by Bobby Isaac, who drove the Daytona to its only championship in 1970.



The stock version. Today, a Daytona in good condition is worth about $125,000, and Superbirds are worth over $250,000! Start saving NOW.



There it goes, ready to take on anything Ford can throw at it. And the crowd goes wild...



Comments

 I like it 
  August 9, 2010
That's really great! Anyways it made me think, you should really do a Lancia Strato! I think you'll nail it!
 I made it 
  May 1, 2010
Quoting Trevor Garvin Have you taken it apart yet?
Nope! If it had been red or black, I probably would have by now. So, I simply haven't had the need to take it apart.
 I like it 
  May 1, 2010
Have you taken it apart yet?
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  April 11, 2010
hello nate i absoluotly LOVE your cars and i was wondering if you could send me the charger or the daytona or the impala either one i would give you 50$ for one of them they are amazing i love them i am a 13 year old boy not some petiphile trying to lure children in my house so yeah shoot me a email its jigbot978@aim.com and well chat
 I like it 
  October 19, 2009
excellent work. and the roof is very good. I have a plymouth superbird from 1970 soon. i say ready that the color is red
 I like it 
  May 4, 2009
Extremely well done. The improvements are just that, improvements.
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  May 2, 2009
This one looks so cool.You´ve build it in the seventies style.(see studs)I like it.Great work.
 I made it 
  May 2, 2009
Quoting spartan 330 Also the sold them without the tail and the nose cone but it wasen't a Daytana it was a Charger. Just like the Superbird without the tail and the nose cone is a Roadrunner.
What I meant was they could've made it with just the nose cone, and left the spoiler out. That way, they wouldn't have needed to ban it from NASCAR.
 I like it 
  May 1, 2009
I never expected for you to make a V2 of this let alone keep it for six months with out taking it apart. Also the sold them without the tail and the nose cone but it wasen't a Daytana it was a Charger. Just like the Superbird without the tail and the nose cone is a Roadrunner.
 I like it 
  May 1, 2009
Yeah you're right; huge improvements, and I like them all, I like how you always make the bottom of your cars looks like the real thing, unusual from the LEGO cars around MOCpages... and for now it's the time to build your new car, by the way check out the 4th challenge if you interesred ;) keep it up my man.
 
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