The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Electric Muscle Car Concept Will Not Stop Talking
The day may come when Dodge produces an EV, said no diehard muscle car enthusiast - and yet, here we are! What most enthusiasts would have never imagined is now a reality: the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT, an EV concept that dispels all misconceptions about EVs. No boundaries are created by this Dodge; they are broken.
Dodge wants the next generation of enthusiasts to see and hear what a muscle car will look like and drive like - but most importantly, how it will sound. An iconic car for the future, or an iconic car reinvented for the future, isn't just another electric vehicle in the market. I think it's pretty cool no matter how you look at it.
Our reaction to the Charger Daytona of tomorrow isn't gutting. Signature design cues from the past have time-traveled to the present. In addition to aerodynamics, Dodge promises an interior that focuses on the driver, letting you control sounds, lighting, and displays.
The front and rear lower halves of the car are fitted with carbon-fiber intakes, creating an air curtain. Dodge Chargers from the 1970s are known for their wide, long, and low stances. With its illuminated lighting running across the front grille, and a white illuminated Fratzog badge in the middle, it looks nice.
The vertical grille details bring back the original Charger, and the shade of gray gives the paint a glossy, graphite-like look with deep textures. Because the headlights are hidden beneath the R-Wing, they are barely visible. Like the front, the rear is illuminated with a 3D Fratzog badge.
The flush door handles and brushed aluminum 'screaming' Banshee fender badges hint at the new propulsion system. The painted-pocket 21-inch wheels with diamond-cut faces look stunning, and again, the center locks feature Fratzog logos. The hatchback design makes this Dodge a practical vehicle.
The cockpit of the Charger Daytona is modern, classy, and packed with technology. Like the outgoing Dodge Challenger, it has a 12.3-inch center screen, angled toward the driver. Its 16-inch instrument cluster is delicately curved.
In conjunction with the Attitude Adjustment Lighting, the ultraviolet color on the console, doors, and seats creates a halo. The start button cap on Lamborghini supercars flips over like a jet fighter. We would love to see something similar on the production car. A pistol-grip shifter looks modern, but it's a throwback.
With Dodge for its history, we know it will be a cakewalk for them to produce the all-electric Charger Daytona SRT Concept. A new member of Dodge's bloodline joins the HEMI, Hellcat, and Redeye: the Banshee will use an 800V engine to push the car to a higher top speed. With Dodge's new eRupt multi-speed transmission with electro-mechanical shifting, power is sent to all four wheels.
We discussed earlier in the article how the 'PowerShot' feature delivers a sudden boost of horsepower, resulting in explosive acceleration. With a Fratzonic Campbered Exhaust system, the Daytona Concept puts out a 126 dB roar, just like the SRT Hellcat. It sounds like a robot gargling its throat at a high pitch through an amplifier and tuning chamber at the rear of the car.