Dodge Daytona Model Overview
Dodge Daytona Cars
My 89 Dodge Daytona Es Turbo Gauge Doesn't Work No Do The Mph Gauge Gas Gau...
I Have An 89 Daytona That Will Not Start Until Engine Gets Warm. What Could...
1986 Dodge Daytona Turbo Z
I have a 1986 Dodge daytona turbo z and the car shuts down power to the fuel pump, coil and fuel injectors, and you come back 15 min later and the car will run fine. finally got so bad that it won't ...
89 Dodge Daytona Engine Stumbles/loses Power When A/c Turned On
Just had the air fixed in my 89 Daytona, and now the engine is losing power and stumbling when I drive with the air on. When I turn the air off the problem goes away. It never had an issue before I ...
What Is The Top Speed With The Governor Disabled?
I had an 90 Daytona ES with the 2.5l and the governor would kick at 120 mph which I cold hit in 4th gear. I always wondered what the top speed would have been in 5th gear with the governor disabled.
About the Dodge Daytona
I'm not a NASCAR driver, but I play one in my car. The Dodge Daytona, whose speedway-inspired name implies speed, was introduced in 1984 as an affordable 3-door sporty hatchback aimed at younger drivers.
Over the years, it featured several 4-cylinder engine sizes, but it was only with the various turbo options that it truly lived up to its sports car aspirations, hitting horsepower ratings between 141 and 224 at different points in time. You could take this car as fast as you wanted and still be rewarded with a smooth ride, great cornering, and a comfortable interior. Different performance packages beefed up the handling and exterior image of the Daytona. Its 4-cylinder engine meant a more fuel-efficient car, even when driven flat out.
Though the back seat was built for contortionists and would be a challenge even for Harry Houdini to escape from, the driver was treated to plenty of leg room and convenient dash gauges and controls. And let's face it, a NASCAR driver doesn't take along passengers, so the rear seat was not a deal-breaker. The primary selling point for the Daytona was its speed and powerful engines, period.