Dodge daytona iroc




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  • Oct 27, With a list price of $18,, the IROC R/T Daytona sold for $2, more than the ' 92 Camaro Z/ The Dodge scaled in at fewer pounds.

    Oct 25, It was Dodge that provided major sponsorship for the IROC season, and the cars would assume the shape of the Dodge Daytona for the.

    Nov 27, That's where the Dodge Daytona IROC R/T comes in. Yes, it's got its flaws – it's front-wheel-drive, it doesn't look like a typical hatch and it's a.

    Dodge daytona iroc

    Dodge daytona iroc

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    Dodge daytona iroc

    Dodge daytona iroc

    Dodge daytona iroc

    Dodge daytona iroc

    Dodge daytona iroc

    Dodge Daytona - Wikipedia

    Welcome to another installment of the Hooniverse Obscure Muscle Car Garage, a regular feature which aims to expand the definition of what a muscle car is, and to find out if there is such a thing as four cylinder muscle while doing so. This series was promoted as the equivalent of the all star game for Major League Baseball, or the equivalent of the Masters Golf Tournament. In this series, drivers raced identically prepared stock cars, in an effort to make it a test based on just the drivers ability.

    It was Dodge that provided major sponsorship for the IROC season, and the cars would assume the shape of the Dodge Daytona for the next three seasons.

    Dodge daytona iroc

    However, since the Daytona was really a FWD Sports Coupe, there was no relationship between race car and production car. The Daytona was refreshed in what was the last update for this model, sharing some of the design cues that would go on to become a Dodge signature.

    The suspension was thoroughly redesigned to improve handling, as well as improve the ride characteristics. It was said to be the most nimble FWD based car at that time. At the heart of the IROC was a 2. This engine, with the help of an intercooler, and twin counter-rotating balance shafts, had the highest specific power output — horsepower per litre — of any production engine ever developed by Chrysler Engineering. The engine would redline at 6, RPM.

    Dodge daytona iroc

    All the power was delivered to the front wheels through a Getrag 5 speed transmission. So would this little number run with the big boys?

    In a word, yes. Zero to sixty times were in the 6 second range, with a top speed of over MPH. Motor Trend Magazine clocked the quarter mile in only The secret to all of this performance is that the car only weighs a little over 3, pounds. Compare that figure with modern cars weighing at least 1, pounds more. Remember, this car could keep up with the Mustang Cobra of the day, and the shape proved to be enduring with a two door, fastback profile.

    This should be an interesting line of commentary. Photo Credits in order of appearance: I don't even know what to think anymore,. These were very quick cars, for their day. They also handled OK.

    Dodge daytona iroc

    These cars were pushing the limit of that platform. Had no idea this car was that potent. A high school friend's dad drove one of these and we thought it was pretty lame — just a sticker package on an extremely dated even at the time car. Maybe I shouldn't have been so quick to judge. As the owner of a turbocharged Omni from the same era, I encouraged the other guys to be quick to judge; it was worth a full second I didn't need when they thought I would be easy to shut down.

    It was indeed a sticker package, wheels, etc, on a much weaker 2. I wonder if that was the one your friend's dad drove. Damn near killed me and some of my friends driving one. The turbo kicked in while I was navigating the curves of an on ramp in Dallas. Fishtailing up the ramp I finally got control when the turbo dropped out. That was in , every few months a piece of the front seat drops out of my ass.

    1992 Dodge Daytona IROC RT Red GarlitsOcala110616



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