Dodge Daytona – przednionapÄ™dowy car with bodywork sedan based on the Chrysler G platform, first unveiled as a prototype in 1982, and produced in 1984-1993. The idea was a cheap vehicle with a sporty look with transversely mounted, inline four-cylinder 2.2/2.5 liters, referring the name and stylistic elements to the model of the Dodge Charger Daytona of 1969.
The design of self-supporting, based on an extended platform of Chrysler K (later called platfirmÄ… G)-door hatchback with a low coefficient of drag of dimensions: length 4.6 m, width 1.76 m, height 1.27 m (may be minimal differences depending on the year of manufacture and model). Were offered versions with closed bodywork and roof t-top.
Since the vehicle on the market wprowdzenia vehicle body over two shifts. The first in 1987, where he changed the headlights to open a rear rounded and stylization all fairings and side moldings. Additionally reinforced self-supporting structure of the vehicle preparing him for models with greater power. Another change occurred in 1991, where he abandoned the opening of lights, again rounded shapes and completely changed the design interior ™ interior on a decidedly modern> niejszy. Customizing… c up to the new regulations ™ security "State, also added to the list of equipment serial ™ air cushion… for the driver, as well as ABS.
All changes were rather minor cosmetic or correct the shortcomings of previous versions, and it is hard to talk about the next "generations" of the vehicle body. Virtually all body parts like doors, windows, fairings, bumpers, etc can be freely translated as all mounting points are identical, which is common to find such models after 1991 with new interior and older lamps and other such modifications to the bodywork.
Chrysler 2.2L: the most common row oÅ›miozaworowa SOHC unit with 2.2 liters pojenoÅ›ci Although the assumption of this engine was designed as a naturally aspirated, was also produced with multiple injection and turbocharged (in co-operation with Carroll Shelbiego) and as such is the most famous. The weakest model was mounted in combination with dwugardzielowym carburetor.
The top-version of the Dodge Daytona, Carroll Shelby developed a version of szesnatozaworowÄ… head and two overhead camshafts, generates 224hp power. The production was commissioned to head the British company Lotus.
This unit is considered one of the best designs in-line engine of the time. The modified forms survived many years, among other things, as a naturally aspirated 2.0 16v used Dodge Neon or Chrysler Stratus/Cirrus/Sebring, up to 2000 model Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4 Turbo.
Chrysler 2.5L: The technologically identical to the 2.2-liter engine but with a larger stroke of the cylinder and rollers balansujÄ…cymi. While in the case of an engine with a capacity of 2.2 liters primary purpose is power, then when constructing the 2.5 liter unit focuses more on the culture of work and mostly assembled in the more luxurious models.
Along with this engine was less often mounted Mitsubishi turbocharger, produces less pressure but in a much shorter time. With this move minimized the effect of turbo lag, which is much more noticeable in models equipped with a Garrett T03 compressor.
Mitsubishi 3.0L: in 1990, the range of engines added dwunastozaworowÄ… 6G72 3.0 V6 unit with fuel injection, which is a common design companies Chrysler and Mitsubishi, also used in the Chrysler Voyager and many other Chrysler cars. Almost all models equipped with this engine had 4biegowÄ… automatic transmission gearbox.
The engine block and some accessories are identical to model Mitsubishi GT3000/Dodge Stealth where he performed with different versions of the top head and dual turbo.
It was established relatively little version of the Dodge Daytona with this engine and are considered to be quite an emergency. This unit generated power close to the 2.5L Turbo engine but due to the much larger mass of a car’s performance was weaker, although the work culture was higher and more power smoother than the turbocharged units.
Twin model was more luxurious but heavier Chrysler Laser, produced since 1984, and replaced in mid-1986 by the differing only details model Dodge Daytona Pacyfica, and on the Chrysler brand was sold in Daytona model (Canadian market) and GS Turbo II (European market equivalent model Shelby Z, lighting adapted to the European rules of the road).
After giving up part of the laser model, Chrysler hoped to increase sales approaching technology, also based on a modified platform of the Chrysler LeBaron K. Was sold to a similar range of engines, but it was more luxurious vehicle aimed at the wealthier part of the clientele. Was offered in coupé and convertible.
Vehicles under the name Chrysler Plymouth Laser Laser and returned in 1990 as a twin structures of the Eagle Talon and Mitsubishi Eclipse, but no longer shared a common floor plate of the Dodge Daytona, because it came in a straight line from the Mitsubishi Galant (platform D) and their production ended in 1994.
1984 Dodge Daytona Turbo. OÅ›miozaworowy SOHC Turbo 2.2litra I, with multipoint fuel injection, turbocharger Garrett 7PSI generating pressure. Ventilated disc brakes on all wheels, sports suspension. the power of 142km. At the same time produced a model of laser, with richer equipment, but no sports jams. Model without turbocharging generate power about 95 hp.
1986 Dodge Daytona Turbo II engine 2.2litra produced in cooperation with Caroll Shelby (model "Shebly Z"). Added intercooler, changed the gearbox on the enhanced model produced in cooperation with the company Getrag, increased turbocharger to 12PSI with a temporary raise to 14PSI, generating power 174km/280Nm and a weaker model 2.5litra, with a smaller compressor Mitsubishi, without intercooler generating power 146 hp.
1989 Chrysler/Dodge Daytona Turbo VNT with 2.2litra engine, with variable turbine blade pitch angle. Also produced in cooperation with Caroll Shelby. Rare model. In that year, is also upgraded the engine block.
1990 Chrysler/Dodge Daytona ES V6 naturally aspirated engine produced in cooperation with Mitsubishi 3litrów capacity, sold only with an automatic transmission. In this model Daytona has undergone modernization, changed the exterior, the interior of the vehicle, the list of standard equipment includes such points as ABS and driver’s airbag.
1991 Chrysler/Dodge Daytona 2.2litra DOHC 16-valve head designed by Lotus. Very rare model, transfer power to the front axle 224km. With this engine was also produced a very rare model Daytona IROC R/T.
1993: Last year of production. Daytona was replaced by the 1994 model Chrysler/Dodge Avenger.
The most common defects in vehicles with turbo engine 2.2/2.5 are problems with the head gasket, which results from different thermal expansion cast iron block and aluminum head. Today’s technology allows the use of gaskets of suitable materials that solves this problem. Another obstacle to these models is too weak mount the engine block to the body and frequent damage to engine rubber cushions. This results in a minimum displacement motor and most drive axle articulation span. Here, too, the use of modern alternatives solves the problem.
Most emergency 2.2litra model was the head of Lotus. The relatively high power, dual overhead camshafts and valve springs very hard cause very rapid wear of the belt leading to its rupture and immobilisation of the vehicle. Luckily the engine is constructed niekolizyjnÄ… and break the belt does not lead to damage to the pistons and valves.