The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT concept can even roar louder than its V8 brethren
Revealed at the M1 Concourse during the Dodge Speed Week event series was the new Dodge Charger Daytona SRT concept. The Detroit automaker presented the EV by displaying renders of the company’s first ever electric muscle car.
In 2023, Dodge will be ending production of the combustion engine variants of the Charger, along with the Challenger. Shedding new light, the two-door Dodge Charger Daytona SRT concept will be taking its place. It might be a little hard to wrap our hands around the concept of an American electric muscle car, but don’t you worry. The Charger Daytona SRT will be built on an 800-volt electronic architecture that has two times the voltage of other performance EVs in its class.
This architecture will be known as “Banshee”. According to Dodge, the powertrain will be able to outclass the V8 SRT Hellcat. In place of rear-wheel-drive, this EV Charger will come standard with all-wheel-drive and a “PowerShot” button that allows for an extra boost of horsepower.
There are three main features that Dodge highlights: the front R-wing which serves as an aerodynamic pass-through, a multi-speed transmission with electro-mechanical shifting, and an exhaust that hits 126 decibels. You read that right, the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT concept includes an “exhaust” that will drive sound via an amplifier and tuning chamber at the back of the vehicle, allowing it to roar as loud as a Hellcat. Welcome to the world of electric muscle cars.
The interior includes a 12.3-inch infotainment display along with a curved 16-inch digital dial screen. Additionally, there’s exposed carbon fiber and a “parametric texture” that covers the doors and the dashboard, capturing the fine details of the front grille.
The CEO of Dodge Tim Kuniskis wasn’t kidding when he stated that the “Charger Daytona does more than define where Dodge is headed, it will redefine American muscle in the process.” We hope to see what’s in store by 2024.