ExoMod’s D69 Daytona is a winged wonder for the present
Welp, they’re at it again and have just announced a stablemate for the 807-horsepower, Hellcat-engined C68. Like that machine, the new D69 Daytona is based on the current Challenger platform. However, the D69 takes its design cues from the winged wonder that wreaked havoc on NASCAR’s superspeedways in 1969 and ’70 and became the first such car to top 200 mph.
For this build, ExoMod retains the familiar shape of a classic Daytona—its pointy nose and tall spoiler—but tones down both to slightly less purposeful, more street-friendly proportions. The car begins as a Challenger Hellcat Redeye, stripped to its undies and then completely reclothed in a carbon fiber “aero body,” a 2000-hour build process, according to ExoMod.
“The Dodge Daytona is perhaps the pinnacle of the muscle car movement of the late ’60s,” says ExoMod CEO Rick Katzeff. “Building a D69 Daytona has been a dream of mine for many years and I’m thrilled that we can now offer this vehicle to our clients with modern-day performance and peace of mind.”
No two D69 builds will be alike, but they will share that supercharged 6.2-liter, 807-hp screamer V-8, an eight-speed TorqueFlite paddle-shift transmission, SRT Competition suspension, and Brembo brakes with six-piston calipers clamping down on nearly 16-inch slotted rotors. The prototype shown here, s/n EXO-007, wears Firenze Red Pearl paintwork with carbon reveal cosmetic flourishes on the wing, tail panel, door jambs, rockers, and rear diffuser. DigiTails has supplied sequential LED taillights, and the Forgeline wheels, finished in dark satin bronze, are wrapped in Nitto NT555 tires.
The interior is a step up from current Challenger offerings, too, luxuriously done in two-tone Italian leather with ink-and-walnut-colored seats and walnut door panels. An 18-speaker Harman Kardon audio system is there when you get tired of the vroom noises. Despite all the custom work done to make the Challenger into something else entirely, buyers won’t lose Dodge’s 5-year/60,000-mile warranty. Their bank accounts will, however, lose $395,000 on the purchase.
The D69 will make its public debut at 2023’s Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Rosemont, Illinois, on November 18.