With the recent announcement by Stellantis, Dodge’s parent company, that 2023 will be the last year of the current Charger and Challenger, we’ve all seen the writing on the wall. Like it or not, electrics are the wave of the future and all of the major manufacturers have plenty of battery-electric vehicles planned for the public.
As part of Dodge’s push to electrics, Dodge revealed on Wednesday during the Dodge Speed Week event series in Pontiac, Michigan, the two-door Dodge Charger Daytona SRT, powered by the new 800V Banshee propulsion system. “The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept exists because performance made us do it. Dodge is about muscle, attitude and performance, and the brand carries that chip on its shoulder and into the BEV segment through a concept loaded with patents, innovations, and performance features that embody the electrified muscle of tomorrow,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand chief executive officer.
According to Dodge, core to the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept are three game-changing, patent-pending features that will rewrite the rules of the BEV segment:
- R-Wing: A unique aerodynamic pass-through design feature that connects the concept with its iconic Dodge Daytona namesake
- Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust: Industry-first BEV exhaust, can reach 126 dB, making it as loud as a Hellcat-powered Dodge
- eRupt: Multi-speed transmission with an electro-mechanical shifting experience that’s pure Dodge