Electric Dodge Charger Daytona to debut on March 5

Kenneth John Published: February 06, 2024, 12:16 PM IST

The era of V-8-powered Dodge Chargers is over, and Dodge's long-awaited electric replacement to the Charger muscle cars is nearly here. Dodge has announced that the production version of the next-generation Dodge Charger will debut on March 5, 2024.

The production car will be built on Stellantis' STLA Large platform, which the company said earlier this month could drive sedans to a range of over 800 kilometres. The real car appears to have a similar appearance to the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT concept, which debuted in 2022.

The Charger intended for manufacturing has an illuminated Fratzog emblem between its headlights. The photographs also show the redesigned Charger's body sides and massive tyres.

Matt McAlear, Dodge's sales and marketing head, is said to have revealed that the car will incorporate the Charger Daytona SRT concept's Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust, a sound generator meant to react to rpm to imitate the varied sound of a gas-powered exhaust. According to McAlear, the automobile will be as loud as the Hellcat versions of the Challenger and Charger, reaching up to 126 decibels.

While Dodge has said that the new Charger would have an electric powertrain, as demonstrated by the Daytona SRT concept, which had all-wheel drive and an 800-volt architecture, internet sources indicate that the new muscle car will still be available with a petrol engine. Stellantis will phase out the V8 from its portfolio, so obviously that's not it. The most powerful gas engine would most likely be Stellantis' twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 known as the Hurricane, which might be combined with a hybrid system.

All-wheel drive will be standard on the Charger Daytona SRT Concept, which Dodge claims will enable the EV to perform better than the Hellcat and increase its all-weather capabilities.

On the concept car that we saw in 2022, The cabin seemed to be quite minimalist. The 12.3-inch infotainment system is slanted over ten degrees towards the driver, as is to be expected, and the cockpit is designed with the driver in mind. The Charger Daytona EV has a curved 16-inch instrument cluster and an 8 by 3-inch head-up display (HUD).

Dodge's current portfolio consists of only two vehicles: the Durango SUV and the Hornet crossover, while the previous generation Charger and Challenger models are no longer in production.

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