On Wednesday, Stellantis unveiled its first all-electric prototype of the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT muscle car. The impressive two-door coupe has a retro yet futuristic look, aggressive styling and a wild sound.
Wait, aren’t electric vehicles supposed to be nearly silent? Usually yes, but this is a car from an iconic American muscle car manufacturer. As a result, it still has an exhaust, which emits insanely loud electric muscle sounds that roar as loud as a Hellcat SRT.
In 2021, Dodge said “performance made us do it,” confirming that new electric muscle cars were on the way in 2024. Then, earlier this month, the company promised that its next-generation Charger and Challenger would be all-electric. Now, we’re getting our first look at what to expect, thanks to this Dodge Daytona SRT “Banshee” concept car.
You’ll want to watch the full video below for a detailed look at the interior and exterior, but we’ve bookmarked it so you can hear what this EV sounds like.
I don’t know about you, but the new Dodge EV Charger gives me knight rider vibes. And for those old enough, it sounds incredibly similar to the 1984 Dodge M4S Pace Car that was used in the 1986 movie. the spectre and your electric vehicle.
Dodge clearly had a sound in mind. This charger concept rumbles a bit while moving, but when the driver revs the engine, it roars like an electric jack. According to the company, the phratzonic chamber exhaust can be as loud as 126 dB, matching that of the gas-powered SRT Hellcat.
The electric charger concept comes with a sleek new R-Wing design for improved aerodynamics, that crazy sound, and a multi-speed hybrid electric-mechanical “eRupt transmission” that will offer shift points similar to a normal vehicle. This is a muscle car, and die-hard fans will want to feel those changes as it crawls down the road.
Remember this is just a concept, and Dodge is likely testing those sounds out with potential buyers and fans. Things are likely to change dramatically between now and the 2024 release date. However, a spokesperson said TechCrunch That it “is very close to production,” suggesting that the overall look, inside and out, could be close to the final product.
We know it will have a new 800V Banshee powertrain that is reportedly faster than the Hellcat, but that’s about it. There is no mention of power, range, price, pricing or anything of that nature. At least not yet.