|While the Charger Daytona Hemi is closely related (and from a few steps back, virtually indistinguishable) from the Plymouth Superbird, it actually predates the better-known car by about a year. The “aero” cars were created to out-do the Ford Torino Talladega, which was outcompeting the older Charger 500. The only way to go faster was either more power or a clever design. When the engineers did the math, they realized that power was not an option, so to the wind tunnel they went. The aero gear—the nosecone, flush rear window, and functional spoilers—added a lot of weight, but lowered the drag coefficient to just 0.28, making it incredibly fast. In fact, the Charger Daytona was the first NASCAR entry to do more than 200 mph, in the hands of Buddy Baker in 1970. Street cars were needed to homologate the racing variant, so Dodge built 505 street versions. As for the rear spoiler, there’s a controversy about whether its extreme height was for aerodynamics or to allow the trunk to open. Ultimately, it is functional and the trunk opens just fine, so it’s a moot point.|
— Official description 
The Charger Daytona is a special production of the 1969 Charger R/T that replaced the unsuccessful Charger 500 in the NASCAR series. It was the first car in NASCAR to break the 200 mph (322 km/h) barrier during the 1970 season, which led to a reduction in engine size in the following NASCAR season due to safety concerns.
The Charger Daytona was only available for the 1969 model year, and was replaced by the Plymouth Superbird in 1970.
The Forza Edition is an upgraded variant that is offered to players at any random point via levelling up. It is featured with a +50% CR credit boost plus an extra 50% on the Test Track Airfield. The Forza Edition features a C class performance upgrade.
Requires the Motorsport Legends Car Pack
Purchase from the car dealer for 400,000 CR
Performance & Body Style
Top Speed: missing data
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
60 mph (97 km/h): missing data
120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Requires the Playground Select Car Pack
Purchase from the Autoshow for 250,000 CR
Performance & Championship
Top Speed: 141.2 mph (227.2 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.382 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 14.000 secs.
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 158.4 ft (48.3 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 391.8 ft (119.4 m)
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.75 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.79 g
|Conversion - Engine|
8.9L - Mopar 540 Hemi
V8 - Charger Stock Car
|V10 - Viper Competition Coupe|
|5.9L V8 - Racing|
|6.2L V8 - SC|
5.9L V8 - Racing
6.2L V8 DSC
|6.2L V8 (415 hp)|
6.2L V8 DSC
|Conversion - Drivetrain|
- As with other cars with "Hemi" in the name, it displays "Hemi" in all capital letters.
- It was featured as a Specialty Dealer car in Forza Motorsport 7 from October 26, 2017 to November 1, 2017.
- In Forza Horizon 4, the Charger Daytona will also be obtainable as a Seasonal Championship reward for the upcoming Spring Season held from April 4, 2019 to April 11, 2019.
- ↑ "Forza Horizon 3 - Cars". forzamotorsport.net. Retrieved 09-01-2018.
- ↑ streetmusclemag.com - Muscle Cars You Should Know: ’69 Dodge Charger Daytona #88
- ↑ popularmechanics.com - Daytona's Top Ten NASCAR Stock Cars