Out of all of the great Mopar muscle cars, none rival the cool factor of the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona. When the team eXoMod was ready to tackle their next carbon-bodied muscle car build, the fan-favorite homologation special was a natural fit. The resulting build is known as D69 Carbon Daytona, and it comes with over 800 horsepower to go along with its huge wing.
The D69 Carbon Daytona, like eXoMod's other builds, is based on a Challenger Hellcat chassis. This particular build utilized the more potent Hellcat Redeye trim, which comes backed by an 807-hp variant of the 6.2-liter supercharged V-8. That engine comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, which sends power through a limited-slip differential out back. The team at eXoMod have retained the Redeye’s suspension, as well as the factory 15.7-inch brake rotors and six-piston Brembo calipers. The wheels have been swapped for a set of 20-inch Forgeline DE3Cs, which come wrapped in a set of Pirelli P-Zeros up front and Nitto NT555s out back. Not only does using the Dodge hardware help give the D69 a potent powertrain to work with, but it also brings a five-year, 60,000-mile warranty from Stellantis.
The star of the build is the custom carbon-fiber bodywork, which takes some 2000 man-hours to fully assemble. The team have managed to get the proportions looking accurate to the original, despite the fact that this car is 5.5 inches shorter overall.
Inside the D69 you’ll find familiar Hellcat appointments, though eXoMod have reskinned the surfaces in a two-tone Italian leather. Everything else is largely the same as before, including airbag functionality and Uconnect infotainment. Those are the sort of things you might want in your $395,000 muscle car recreation.
The eXoMod D69 Carbon Daytona will make its public debut at the The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Rosemont, Illinois, on November 18. The build should be in good company at the show, particularly as the world gets ready to celebrate the end of the current Mopar muscle-car lineup.
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