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1969 Dodge  Charger Daytona Hemi by melkorius 1969 Dodge  Charger Daytona Hemi by melkorius
Dodge, an American automobile brand, has produced three separate vehicles with the name Dodge Charger Daytona, all of which were modified Dodge Chargers. The name is taken from Daytona Beach, Florida, which was an early center for auto racing and still hosts the Daytona 500, one of NASCAR's premier events. The first use of the Daytona name on a car was on a version of the Studebaker Lark. The Daytona was the performance model of the compact Lark and it was produced from 1963-1966.

This car was made for NASCAR it wasnt a production car. With the failure of the 1969 Dodge Charger 500 on the highbanks of the superspeedways (tracks of a mile, or more in length), the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona was created. It was intended to be a high-performance, limited-edition version of the Dodge Charger produced in the summer of 1969 for the sole purpose of winning high profile NASCAR races. It won its first race out, the inaugural Talladega 500 in the fall, although it was a rather hollow victory as all of the top names had left the track on Saturday in a boycott of the 1969 Talladega race. Buddy Baker in the #88 Chrysler Engineering Dodge Charger Daytona was the first driver in NASCAR history to break the 200 mph mark on March 24, 1970 at Talladega. The 1969 Dodge Daytona won two races in 1969 and another four in 1970 for a total of 6. Its successor, the 1970 Plymouth Superbird, won 8 races - all in 1970. (In a bit of irony, in 1969 a Daytona won at Talladega, and a Ford Torino Talladega won at Daytona.) These compare with 29 NASCAR victories for the 1969 Ford Torino Talladega, and 8 for the 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II. The 1969 Dodge Charger 500 managed to win 22 NASCAR races over the 1969 and 1970 seasons; however, all but one of those victories came on the short tracks - several of which were still being run on dirt at the time.

One of the five famous aero-cars, the Dodge Daytona featured special body modifications that included a 23 in 0 (580 mm) stabilizer wing on the rear deck, a special sheet-metal "nose cone" that replaced the traditional upright front grille, a flush rear backlight (rear window area), a 'window cap' to cover the original Charger's recessed rear window, specific front fenders and hood that were modeled after the upcoming 1970 Charger, stainless steel A-pillar covers and fender mounted tire clearance/brake cooling scoops. The Daytona was built on the 1969 Charger's 500 trim specifications, meaning that it carried a heavy-duty suspension and brake setup and was equipped with a 440 CID Magnum engine as standard. Of special note to collectors is the optional 426 CID Hemi V8 engine, which only 70 of the 503 Daytonas carried. It had a corporate cousin in the "one year-only" 1970 Plymouth Superbird.

The "Winged Warriors", as they were affectionately known, did not compete for long in NASCAR's top Cup series. Because of their exceptional speed and performance, NASCAR subsequently changed the rule book, effectively banning all five of the Aero Cars from Dodge, Ford, Mercury, and Plymouth from competition by the end of 1970. Ford Torino Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II for additional information about the aero cars.

The Dodge Daytona is now a very rare and valuable collectible, with 440-powered Daytonas reaching into six-figure territory and 426 hemi-engined cars passing the $300,000 mark.[citation needed] The "Super Charger IV EL", which looked like a roadster prototype spin-off of the Charger Daytona minus the roof and spoiler, is seen as a pimp-mobile in the 1974 film Truck Turner. Actually, it was just an older Charger show car updated with a SuperBird nose.
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woodywood143 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Awesome work and render
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Osogama Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shes beautiful
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DirtyKneez Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks real
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melkorius Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Tks friend :D
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DirtyKneez Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np it took me ALONG while to see it was not real.
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melkorius Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Really? Well I think that I made other renders that are better that this one ;) Tks buddy
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lombaxdude93 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Photographer
still one of the most beautifully designed cars and one of my personal favorites 
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melkorius Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
I am a big fan of American muscle cars, and this one is a beauty! :D
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GoldenSim Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah
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DirtyKneez Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dat car is hawt 
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AkiKimura Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
You got yourself a first car who can reach 200 mph. Very nice
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gsp2002 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great render. The car sits seamless in the environment. Like a photo. The only thing that stick out to me is the wheel material.
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melkorius Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much friend:)
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ccbig Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa! I have dreamed of owning one of these cars. Excellent render! Bravo!
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melkorius Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
I can only imagine the price to have one of this :D
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its-Hazardous Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
freaky .. car feels an environment that what i like
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melkorius Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much :D
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its-Hazardous Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you're very welcome !~
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DarthAcey Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
That is a very cool render and model :)
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melkorius Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Tks friend :D
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Estherella Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Wow, now that's a nice car. :D Your work is incredible!
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melkorius Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
waah...thks sweety :D
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DailyCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
You fooled me. Thought it was a photograph.
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melkorius Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
tks friend :D
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johnnc2 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Wait, that's NOT REAL?! My life is a lie...
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:iconmelkorius:
melkorius Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
LOl...no John, this is only a 3D :D
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johnnc2 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Well it's an incredibly incredible car. You're rendering is amazing!
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serget2 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
You forgot to mmention that "The King" in the movie Cars is actually this car.
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:iconmelkorius:
melkorius Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Never saw that movie! :sprint:
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serget2 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
You don't really have to see the movie, the trailers, spoilers en merchandising practically trie to drown you on a daily bases. Well at least when you have kids it does, trust me. My son looks like lightning mqqueen throws up on him on a daily basis.
"The King" is the blue Dodge Charger and the reigning champion that has to be defeated. He's a cool race veteran that always tries to give some good advice to young racers.
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melkorius Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have a kid, but is only 3 months old, she dont see tv ;) i saw the trailer and merchandising but sincerely never noticed that there was a Dodge Charter :D
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serget2 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Well he's not in Cars 2 the sequel but in the original one. You'll see the movie soon enough when your kid is older. Afer that you'll only be forced to see it for a million times. So don't trie to see it now.

Here's a pic of "the King":
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melkorius Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
LOl..i imagine!!...well, i saw lord of the rings over 10 times...how hard can it be to see Cars a milion times!? LOL
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dangeruss Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
very impressive environment and render.
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melkorius Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you...that meens a lot :D
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AdiChan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow! very realistic! great job
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melkorius Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much :D
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