Basic Muscle Automotive Goes All-Electrical
Dodge says “Efficiency made us do it.” Translation: To make the subsequent era Dodge Charger Daytona SRT all-electric—within the course of Dodge made it sooner than the present gas-gulping, fire-breathing Charger Hellcat with a 6.2-liter turbocharged V8 that places out 807 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque. Dodge launched the Charger Daytona SRT as a “idea,” however by the seems of it, it is able to go now.
Dodge didn’t present particulars on the powertrain however did say it was primarily based on the 800-volt system, which they’ve named Banshee. The identify goes together with the opposite Dodge high-performance gasoline engine names of Hellcat, Hemi, Redeye and Tremendous Inventory in what they name the Brotherhood of Muscle. We’ve solely examined the much less aggressive variations of the gasoline Charger since our focus is on gasoline effectivity, however this rebirth of the model is true in our wheelhouse. It’s fairly apparent the folks at Dodge are having a little bit of enjoyable with this new Charger SRT EV.
The transmission, which EVs don’t have as they’re direct drive, is the patent-pending eRupt electro-magnetic multi-speed transmission with “shift factors” that guarantees to “throw shoulders into seat backs in true Dodge model.”
For extra enjoyable behind the wheel, there will likely be all-wheel drive (which often means at the very least twin electrical motors), a pistol-grip shifter, a lightning bolt-shaped accelerator pedal, paddle shifters, six-piston Brembo brakes, driver-selectable drive modes of Auto, Sport, Monitor and Drag, together with a PowerShot push-to-pass button on the steering wheel that delivers elevated horsepower in fast bursts. There’s a related enhance characteristic on the Kia EV6 that we now have tried and it’s a blast!
An Finish to Silent EVs
If all of this wasn’t sufficient, Dodge is equipping the Charger Daytona SRT with one thing referred to as a Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust system the place an amplifier and speaker, situated within the rear finish, produces a 126 dB roar that mimics the Dodge SRT Hellcat.
If the Charger Daytona SRT EV retains this idea design of a 2-door hatchback, will probably be a direct connection to the basic 1968 Charger. The slim and extensive grille is a part of the R-Wing design that lets air move by means of and create downforce. Carbon-fiber intakes on the entrance and rear decrease fascias help with aerodynamic efficiency, as does the sculpted hood.
The inside, with a 12.3-inch infotainment display screen that’s angled towards the driving force is accompanied by a 16-inch curved digital gauge cluster. With seating for 4, a panoramic glass roof, a head-up show, ambient lighting, and a flat prime and backside steering wheel that has a floating design, the Charger Daytona SRT will likely be setting the stage for the design of future Dodge fashions.
Pricing and Availability
No manufacturing date or pricing has been introduced, however Dodge has introduced that its inside combustion (ICE) fashions can be retired subsequent yr (2023) and this idea was labeled a 2024 mannequin.
2024 Dodge Charger Daytona SRT EV Idea
For a automobile firm that has had zero presence within the electrical automobile world, Dodge is displaying it’s critical about this new propulsion know-how and the way it may be translated into muscle automobile efficiency for its core viewers. With just one extra yr of manufacturing remaining for the gasoline-powered Charger, the arrival of the Charger SRT EV in 2024 is thrilling.
Will it appear like the idea automobile? We positive hope so, despite the fact that we aren’t so positive the substitute engine noise will make it by means of to the manufacturing automobile. It will be cool if it did!
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Story by John Faulkner. Images by Dodge.