Used Shelby-modified parts, but were not overseen by Carroll Shelby
What do all these Dodge R/Ts have in common?
The Turbo III — a turbocharged, intercooled 2.2 liter with a Lotus DOHC 16-valve head. Output was 224 hp at 6000 rpm and 217 lb·ft at 2800 rpm. Redline is set at 6500 with a fuel cutoff at 6700.
This engine was used in 1,399 Dodge Spirit R/T and several hundred Dodge and Chrysler Daytona IROC R/T models in the US, Canada, and Europe, plus models including the Chrysler Spirit R/T and Phantom R/T in Mexico.
Cars using the 2.2 TIII engine include:
1991-1992 Dodge Spirit R/T (North America)
1991-1994 Chrysler Spirit R/T (Mexico)
1992-1993 Dodge Daytona IROC R/T (North America, Europe)
1992-1994 Chrysler Phantom R/T (Mexico)
Base Cost: $17,259
This was the first full year of production for the IROC R/T which came standard with a 2.2 liter turbocharged, intercooled inline Lotus-made. The IROC, on the other hand, came standard with a 3.0L V6 and the optional 2.5 liter Turbo I.
A retuned suspension that included 16-inch wheels shod with 205/55ZR16 Gatorbacks, and subtle “16 Valve R/T” badges on the front fenders. 0-60 times were in the high five second range, and a quarter.The exterior received the second and final major facelift for the Daytona.
The pop-up headlights were replaced with integrated aero modules, the Dodge signature crosshairs grille opening, new side cladding, and a ground effects package. The colors offered were red, white and black.
Despite the incredible power and speed of Daytona R/T — which was barely marketed and remains almost unknown outside hard-core Mopar circles — sales were miniscule reaching only 341.
US Production Statistics for the 1992 Daytona IROC R/T:
115 Indy Red
75 Bright White
Base Cost: $21,899
The only difference in the 1993 model was the addition of the Emerald green exterior body color. This was the last year the Daytona was used in I.R.O.C. races.
U.S. Statistics for the 1993 Daytona IROC R/T:
99 Emerald Green
43 Indy Red
22 Bright White
10 Banzai (Electric) Blue Metallic