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1987 Dodge Daytona: Are You in the Danger Zone?

Posted in Best of, Funny, Funny Videos, General, News, Pop Culture, Videos by MrAngry | April 12th, 2011 | 2 Responses |

1987 Dodge Daytona

If you were a teenager in the 1980’s like I was, then you’ll no doubt remember the vast amounts of ultra-cheese that we had to deal with. We had parachute pants, acid wash jeans, Poison and of course the 1987 Dodge Daytona Turbo Z. Yes ladies and gentlemen, this was the best that the boys from Chrysler could muster up in the decade that gave us Miami Vice and Mister Belvedere. The Daytona featured a 2.2-liter turbocharged inline-4 with 174 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque. That meant the Daytona screamed to 60 mph in 7.5-seconds and tripped the quarter mile in under 16-seconds. These were times that, for the mid-1980’s weren’t too terrible. Suspension on the Daytona was also tweaked with a little help from Carroll Shelby in the form of a larger diameter front sway bar and standard rear disc brakes.

By today’s standards the performance of the old Daytona was nothing to write home about, but back in the day, this sucker wasn’t all that bad. Now, with that being said, I seriously doubt that Sterling Archer would have driven one.

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  1. J D Stadler says:

    ARCHER! +1000 bonus points to you just for that.

  2. Greg says:

    I remember when C&D or MT tested this car, the cover read “What the Camaro could have been.”