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Dodge Challenger Daytona, First Production Vehicle To Surpass 200 MPH, Goes On Sale

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Dodge has built plenty of vehicles that are worthy of recognition. Today, we highlight the news of one particular Dodge muscle car that took the world by storm years ago. The 1969 Dodge Challenger Daytona that produced a record-breaking 200 plus miles per hour speed. Back when this vehicle achieved this famous mark, becoming the first Dodge vehicle to do so, the world was a lot different. The role of NASCAR vehicles and racers helped spurt this growth in high-octane production at this time, but few vehicles will ever compete against something as unique and acclaimed. There’s only one of these vehicles that can state their claim to being a piece of muscle car history.

The Unique Dodge Challenger Daytona

Though Dodge recently introduced a Special Edition Dodge Challenger Daytona for the 50th anniversary of the Challenger Daytona, this lone option is set to be sold at an auction. Fully restored and ready for a new owner, the price range is somewhere around the $750,000 to million dollar mark. The famed “Blue Car” as it was known to insiders at Dodge decades ago is known for its unique and distinctive exterior compete with its bright blue body color and large rear wings that are noticeable from a mile away. The first official lap of this vehicle saw a 200.447 mph mark back on March, 24th, 1970 when it was raced by Buddy Baker at Talladega. We have the unique privilege of seeing this iconic piece of history be sold and learn what will happen next. Perhaps a museum or private collector will take this vehicle into its collection.

The Rich Dodge Daytona History

Dodge is going the route few automakers are capable of; producing the fastest production muscle cars for its buyers, but we know this piece of history is unique. The 1969 Dodge Challenger Daytona hit was much as 575 horsepower all the way back then thanks to its 426 HEMI V8 engine and today, while there are higher trims in the Challenger catalog that offer that strength, the base engine found in the Dodge Challenger does not eclipse that output. Keep in mind, not only did this iconic Challenger back in 1970 surpass 200 mph, it was the only vehicle to do this ever at that point in time. That’s why we should expect to see a price somewhere over a hundred times what the cost was when the vehicle debuted. For more information on any of the newest Dodge products, count on us at Miami Lakes Automall to share the news. Come in for a test-drive to experience Dodge muscle today!

Rush To Drive New Dodge Muscle With Our Help

We want to help our customers get ready to drive off in brand new Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger muscle cars. Come to Miami Lakes Automall to get started where our professional team is here to make your muscle car dream a reality. Our sales staff is ready to help with any leasing, buying, or trade-in options. 

Are you experiencing some vehicle issues with your current ride? Not sure how to handle the repairs? If your vehicle isn’t running properly, let us help keep it going. We’re here to help with a simple online reservation and a trip to our service center. We’re open every day to assist our customers to find everything they need. We hope to help you today at Miami Lakes Automall!

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Dodge Plans To Finish 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Orders

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Normally when a brand says they won’t add more vehicles to a rare vehicle, they won’t change, but sometimes the landscape of the automotive world is altered quicker than expected. The Dodge brand had come out and reported the SRT Hellcat trim would only last for one year, but the orders were sold out way faster than the brand imagined they would. So, now what started as only an order of 2,000 units of the 710-horsepower Durango SRT Hellcat it plans to build; the SRT Hellcat moved every last model in only one quarter. Speaking of solid sales, the first-quarter was quite impressive for the Dodge brand and the Durango is one reason why.

2021 Durango Is A Highly Sought After Vehicle

Upon its debut, the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat was an astonishing surprise. Sales for it reflected its popularity as it sold as speedy as the pace the Dodge SUV drives. Recollect the 2021 Durango has an impressive acceleration of 0 to 60 MPG with its 3.5-second mark. With the market outpacing supply, Dodge has chosen to proceed to manufacture further Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat vehicles for the foreseeable future to complete the order list that was made, but not achieved. While we don’t know how long this stock run will go on, but as long as the SRT Hellcat trim is available, we know many upcoming Dodge owners will be happy to learn this interest in the vehicle turned into a real purchase. Dodge is aiming to complete this plan and note the interest of customers seeking a future SRT Hellcat. Perhaps by that time, there will be more vehicles outside its muscle car lineup; just like when Dodge created with the Durango originally. An important thing to note is why the Durango SRT Hellcat run was rare.

Why the 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat Run Is Limited

Dodge company director Bob Broderdorf has said Dodge had more sold orders than build slots in the system. Rather than forcing dealerships to drop sales, they opted to avoid a hand-selection and instead fill each request the brand has gained so far. This move won’t initiate the process or re-start the register, but those who had previously asked for the chance to purchase one Durango SRT Hellcat will get their request filled. Developing additional SRT Hellcats is not as easy as it appears. Dodge said it can only produce the model for around a half year because the Jefferson North assembly plant on the outskirts of Detroit, Michigan, is set to convert its operation to build the next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee.

“As we finalized the production plan for this amazing SUV, we found a way to move some 6.2-liter Hemi Hellcat V8 engines from other vehicles to ensure every sold order in our systems will get built,” added Broderdorf in an interview with Dodge Garage, the official publication of Stellantis.

When To Expect the Orders Completion

As of note, the Hellcat-powered Durango doesn’t mesh with the emissions statutes listed to come into effect nationally for the 2022 model year. This move eased Dodge to set the SUV for another limited Durango SRT Hellcat push. Dodge shifted its parts supply channels to send extra Hellcat parts to the Durango assembly line. These new SRT Hellcat Durango vehicles are set to maintain manufacturing this summer in June 2021. 

Dodge revealed nothing else concerning the production arriving soon for the next group of 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat vehicles. We’re expecting Dodge will announce a final number when production starts to know how exclusive the vehicle will be. To learn extra details about the Dodge Durango and its special SRT Hellcat trim, check with us at Miami Lakes Auto. FWe have an inventory that includes the newest Dodge products, count on us at Miami Lakes Automall to share the news. Come in for a test-drive to experience Dodge today!

Rush To Drive New Dodge Muscle With Our Help

We want to help our customers get ready to drive off in brand new Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger muscle cars. Come to Miami Lakes Automall to get started where our professional team is here to make your muscle car dream a reality. Our sales staff is ready to help with any leasing, buying, or trade-in options. 

Are you experiencing some vehicle issues with your current ride? Not sure how to handle the repairs? If your vehicle isn’t running properly, let us help keep it going. We’re here to help with a simple online reservation and a trip to our service center. We’re open every day to assist our customers to find everything they need. We hope to help you today at Miami Lakes Automall!

Dodge Sees Remarkable Growth In First-Quarter of 2021

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Dodge has focused their efforts towards producing high caliber quality products that can stand the test of time. Just check out what kind of classics Dodge created from the inception of the Challenger muscle car. For the upcoming 2022 model year, we expect some surprises along the way. 2020 introduced the first-ever SRT Super Stock muscle car and Dodge might possibly look to improve on that creation this year. We do know, Dodge has set in motion ways to improve the brand and sales will reflect these changes, but the rise of sales within the Dodge brand is remarkable. Allow us to cover the strides Dodge has seen after one-quarter of the way through 2021.

2021 Marks New Imprint of Dodge Brand

Dodge earned an impressive 5 percent increase in the first quarter of 2021. In the United States, a total of 469,651 vehicles were moved which is over 22,000 more vehicles over this period in 2020. Overall, the growth of the Dodge Durango jumped up 61% and we’ve seen some sales of Dodge vehicles that are quite rare. Among the remaining Dodge products were four new, original 2017 Dodge Viper cars. Dodge has moved just nine in the past two years, but that’s not too shabby for a vehicle that was last in production several years ago. The Stellantis report that covers the Dodge brand’s total sales after the first quarter (three months) of 2021, we noticed the Dodge Dart also had some sales. The Dodge Dart was last produced for the 2016 model year and is a rare sedan sale in 2021. 

Improving the Dodge Brand

Dodge is already going full-fledged towards offering more for customers than just about any year. We’ve seen a new security focus to help curb any threat of carjackers taking a Dodge muscle car from its owner. For information on the update for all 2015 to present day Dodge muscle cars, check out this article to explore more regarding Dodge’s security update. For those looking for a new Dodge muscle car, allow us to help. At Miami Lakes Automall, we are more than able to assist our customers for any buying, leasing, selling or needs.

Find the Muscle Car You’ve Always Wanted At Miami Lakes Automall

This fall, get ready to make heads turn with our wide muscle line-up of new Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger models. Come to Miami Lakes Automall to get started where our professional team is here to make your muscle car dream a reality. Our sales staff is ready to help with any leasing, buying, or trade-in options. Take a look at our new vehicle inventory or our quality pre-owned vehicles. We can help sell your current vehicle or bring it back to life like new with an online service appointment at our service center. Allow our professional techs to get started on all repairs or maintenance work.

We’re here to help with any financial help, needs, or suggestions to help make paying for a vehicle easier. Stop by today and see what we can do for you right now at Miami Lakes Automall.