Dodge reveals Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept


That is proper, Dodge created an EV with an exhaust pipe. The so-called Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust makes use of an amplifier to approximate engine noise — little doubt added to appease Dodge diehards who benefit from the hearth and fury of a Hellcat exhaust word. Certainly, the automaker notes the sound emitted measures as excessive as 126 decibels, or about as loud as a Hellcat. The Charger Daytona SRT Idea additionally contains a multi-speed transmission and a entrance aerodynamic wing meant to retain the signature profile of the two-door Dodge Challenger.

The Daytona is just not the primary electrical automobile to characteristic a multi-speed transmission (the Porsche Taycan is probably the most notable to characteristic one), however the one you will discover within the Dodge is described as “an electro-mechanical shifting expertise.” The automaker refers back to the transmission as “eRupt” and says the shift factors are supposed to simulate the pause-thrust impact you get in a gasoline automobile. Just like the upcoming 2023 Dodge Hornet, the idea is provided with the PowerShot characteristic, which supplies a short lived overboost for even faster acceleration than regular.

What different Dodge-centric options can we sit up for?

There are various winks, nods and reversion components all through the automobile that can be acquainted to Dodge fanatics. Of word are illuminated Fratzog badges on the entrance grille and taillamp, a callback to a brand first used on a 1962 Polara.

The identify of the battery structure — at 800 volts, the idea would be capable to absolutely make the most of the quickest DC quick chargers presently accessible — is itself a wink and a nod: “Banshee.” That was a rumored code identify for a V8 engine again within the late 2010s … or a recurring automobile within the Grand Theft Auto online game sequence that appears an terrible lot like a Dodge Viper. Who can say?

It is a Charger, however it’s nonetheless chasing trendy electrical automobile traits

The 2-door Daytona idea contains a panoramic glass roof, which stays in vogue for electrical autos (see: Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Mannequin Y). Dodge additionally famous the rear seats fold flat, which can little doubt enhance storage — although maybe it is stunning that the automobile would not are available in four-door configuration.

Drivers will be capable to interact Auto, Sport, Monitor and Drag modes from the steering wheel. There’s presently no point out of launch management, although the existence of the PowerShot characteristic suggests launch management could be included on a manufacturing model of this idea.

Edmunds says

We knew Dodge would, inevitably, be dragged kicking and screaming into the longer term. Maybe it was extra inevitable nonetheless that it could insist on coming into the longer term by itself phrases.


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