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"Go Man Go!" metallic orange paint? "Top Banana" yellow? And what's with the matte black stripes and '70s style R/T badges?

Two hot versions of the new 2006 Charger make it clear that Dodge wants its motorsport and muscle car heritage brought to the forefront. (Photo: DaimlerChrysler Canada)

It's quite clear that Dodge wants its motorsport and muscle car heritage brought to the forefront as part of its campaign to sell the new 2006 Charger, as if it will need anything more than the HEMI badge on its flanks and the promise of Chrysler Group's competent Mercedes-Benz derived LX architecture.

It's also easy to see that the folks on the Ram brand's product development team are having the time of their lives, conjuring up two hot versions of what is expected to be an upcoming best-seller.

"Go Man Go!" metallic orange and "Top Banana" yellow are high-impact heritage paint schemes. (Photo: DaimlerChrysler Canada)

The Dodge Charger Daytona R/T, either dressed in flamboyant yellow or outrageous orange, will be part of the Chrysler Group display at the 2005 Chicago Auto Show beginning February 9th.

Being that this is Chrysler Group we're talking about, these aren't merely mock-up teasers for muscle car fans to drool over, but rather real limited production models that will be available soon after the model goes on sale this summer.

"Go Man Go!" metallic orange and its associated stripe package is similar to a paint scheme used on the 1970 Dodge Charger, while "Top Banana" is another high-impact heritage paint name that will be sure to pull eyeballs.

Khatir Soltani
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