Welcome to the Dodge Ram Daytona Info page

Following retro-Sixties-muscle footsteps of the Rumble Bee, Dodge will soon release the Ram Daytona. Basically another special edition cosmetic package for the fullsize pickup, the Daytona will draw on the heritage of the winged ’69 Dodge Charger that raced on the high banks at Daytona Speedway. The Ram Daytona will also have a distinctive rear spoiler, although much smaller than the Charger’s model, and other appearance modifications to distinguish it from the rest of the Ram lineup.
The Ram Daytona is recognizable by the 11-inch rear spoiler and complementary flat-black graphics on the bed sides. Other noticeable features include side-exiting twin chrome tips from the Borla exhaust, body-colored grille and tail lamp guards and 20-inch alloy wheels. “It’s a very performance oriented look but it also makes a design statement,” adds Eberhart. “We just think it helps to underline the overall Ram leadership image.”
The truck also features the same hood scoop as the Ram SRT-10, the flagship of all Dodge trucks. When asked if sharing this distinctive trademark would harm the SRT-10’s image, Eberhart said:
“It’s always a good question whether you do that or not. We find that with all the performance models the enthusiast will always know an SRT-10 from a regular truck. You see it at BMW with the M-series and AMG in Mercedes. All the companies that have in-house performance tuning operations, the real enthusiast know. We don’t think it will dilute the image.”
The Ram Daytona will be available with either a 4x4 or 4x2 drivetrains and in regular cab or Quad Cab body style. The regular cab will have a molded side sill while the Quad Cab includes a running board. Only two colors will be offered: Go Mango, which is a burnt orange shown in our photos, or Silver Metallic. These colors will also accent the center bezel on the dash and highlight the instrument panel. Other interior features include premium cloth seating and Daytona monograms in the headrests and floor mats
Included in the Daytona package will be the 5.7-liter Hemi engine, 5-speed automatic transmission and 3.92:1 rear axle ratio.
INFO:
Make Dodge
Model Ram Daytona
Engine Location Front
Drive Type Rear Wheel
Engine
Engine Configuration V
Cylinders 8
Aspiration/Induction Normal
Displacement 5.70 L | 347.8 cu in. | 5700.4 cc
Standard Transmission
Gears 5
Transmission Automatic
 

 

 

Tires / Wheels
Wheels Front : 20-inch alloy
Rear : 20-inch alloy
Dimensions
Seating Capacity 4
Doors 4
 
Short Blurb:
Building on its storied legacy of power and performance, Dodge is bringing the historic Daytona nameplate to the Dodge Ram line of pickup trucks. The limited-edition 2005 Dodge Ram Daytona, with legendary HEMI® power and bold Daytona-inspired styling, draws further attention to the Ram 1500's leadership claim as the most powerful light-duty pickup truck on the market.


'The all-new, limited-edition 2005 Dodge Ram Daytona has a bold, race-inspired attitude for customers seeking a performance-packaged pickup like no other,' said Darryl Jackson, Vice President, Dodge Marketing, Chrysler Group. 'With 20-inch chrome wheels, a unique custom paint job and a huge rear spoiler, the Dodge Ram Daytona will turn heads on the street and on the track at Daytona.'

The 2005 Dodge Ram Daytona is instantly recognizable with its massive 11-inch rear spoiler and complementary flat-black graphics on the bed sides, reminiscent of the 1969 winged Dodge Charger. Other noticeable features include a performance-style hood scoop, rear side-exiting twin chrome tips from the Borla® exhaust, body-colored grille and tail lamp guards, and 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels.

Two compelling colors will be offered with the all-new 2005 Dodge Ram Daytona: Go ManGo! or Silver Metallic. The exterior color also appears on the center bezel on the dash. Interior features include premium cloth seating and Daytona monograms on headrests and floor mats. The 2005 Dodge Ram Daytona will be a limited-edition model, and will feature a numbered plaque on the dash.

The 2005 Ram Daytona is available as a 4x4 or 4x2 and in regular cab or Quad Cab® body styles with the six-foot, three-inch bed. The regular cab features molded side sills while the Quad Cab includes a running board.

Included in the Daytona package is the 5.7-liter HEMI engine with 345 horsepower and 375 lb.-ft of torque coupled with a 5-speed automatic transmission and 3.92:1 rear axle ratio.

The first 75 production 2005 Ram Daytona models will debut just prior to the Florida Dodge Dealers 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway this Friday, Feb. 18. Prior to the race, Dodge Ram Daytona models with plaque numbers one through 75 will take a ceremonial parade lap to mark the vehicle's 'special delivery' to the Southeast regional Dodge dealers.

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