Last August 18, Dodge officially unveiled the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT as a concept. It’s a fully electric Muscle car. But the most special thing is that even though it is fully electric, it has a roar exhaust system that can shake your eardrum. Dodge Charger and Challenger will be fully electric after 2023, and Dodge Charger Daytona SRT is its pre-symbolic release.
Although the 2024 Ford Mustang was introduced with a V8 engine and manual transmission, the upcoming Ford Mustangs will be electric. And all General Motors vehicles, including Chevrolet Camaro, will be fully electric in 2035. However, when it comes to the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT, it is fully electric but gifts a hope to American Muscle car enthusiasts. Dodge calls this: “The future of Electrified Muscle.”
When it comes to whole exterior and interior designs, it carries many new and exclusive features to the future of Dodge Muscle. The inclusion of the Muscle exhaust and great bodywork, which Muscle car enthusiasts expect is highly impressive in Charger Daytona SRT. Even though it’s electric, its features do not allow it to feel that way.
What is this Dodge Charger Daytona SRT?
Dodge Charger Daytona SRT is a large-size 2-door, 4-seater electric-performance coupe. It comes in two models, 800-volts and 400-volts. This 800-volt model has covered with Greys of thunder dark glossy paint. The open-front grill with a nose cone is well-optimized aerodynamics. The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT is based on the iconic 1968 Dodge Charger.
The patented R-wing allows air to pass through the front of the hood. Without the headlights, everything else allows for increased downforce by getting a blunt Dodge profile. To further improve aerodynamics, there are carbon fiber intakes on both sides of the front and rear fascias through an air curtain.
The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT has Fratzog badges throughout, and it will be the new icon for electrified Dodge. The Fratzog badges are placed in the center of the front grill, in the center of the tail light, and in the center locks of the wheels. Scott Krugger, head of Dodge exterior design, says: “Our team created not an EV, but a Muscle car with a signature face, swept profile, and turbine-style 21-inch wheels”.
What about Dodge Charger Daytona SRT powertrain and performance?
Dodge Charger Daytona SRT is powered by electric motors. But the Dodge hasn’t released any information about its e-motors and how many e-motors there are. However, we guess it will probably be powered by four electric motors, two each placed on the front and rear axle.
An 800-volt electrical architecture christened banshee provides the necessary electricity for the e-motors. That’s twice the voltage of the 400-volt storehouse of power used in most other EVs. It allows for faster charging, better cooling for e-motors, and lighter wiring.
Dodge hasn’t announced any other information about the battery, capability, charging ability, driving range, and power output. We’ll update this story when we learn more. But, the manufacturer Dodge says: “Dodge Charger Daytona SRT will be more powerful than its powerful Hellcat V8 cousins.”
The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT comes with an All-Wheel Drive system (AWD). It also gets 6-piston brakes and will certainly get regenerative braking. Although there is not much other information, they say that the Charger Daytona SRT gets multi-speed transmission. But when looking at the interior images, it will probably be Automatic.
How does the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT exhaust system work?
The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT is the first electric vehicle with an exhaust system. How does it actually emit the exhaust sound without a gasoline engine?
When the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT converts electricity to power, air flows through the exhaust system. The sound produced passes through an amplifier and tuning chamber at the rear of the vehicle. This algorithm generates a sound similar to an exhaust that can vibrate your ear drums. It is released as an exhaust sound through the speakers at the rear of the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT.
What about Dodge Charger Daytona SRT price?
What will be the future of the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT EV? Dodge calls this a concept, but a production prototype will appear in 2024. Like the other information here, Dodge does not mention the price. But Dodge Charger Daytona’s most powerful model, the SRT Banshee can have an estimated price starting from $95,000 – $100,000.
In an era where all vehicles are invaded by electricity, American Muscle cars will suffer the same fate. According to the route of the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT, it can be seen whether an EV can be an American Muscle car.