2024 Dodge Charger Daytona SRT EV Prototype

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“Performance Made Us Do It: Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept Previews Brand’s Electrified Future​

  • The future of electrified muscle: Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept
  • Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept drives like a Dodge, looks like a Dodge and feels like Dodge – and just happens to be a battery-electric vehicle (BEV)
  • Three game-changing, patent-pending features make up the core of the Charger Daytona SRT Concept:
    • R-Wing: Front aerodynamic wing retains Dodge profile while achieving aerodynamic efficiencies
    • Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust: Industry-first exhaust system for an electric vehicle delivers a performance sound that rivals the SRT Hellcat
    • eRupt: Multi-speed transmission with an electro-mechanical shifting experience that’s pure Dodge
  • Charger Daytona SRT Concept powered by new 800V Banshee propulsion system
  • Concept design revolutionizes the look of a BEV while offering subtle nods to Dodge brand’s muscle car legacy”
Sounds like the new STLA Large EV platform, AWD standard, 3 power levels (9 different power levels through Direct Connection), 400v lower-end models.


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TFL got some more info from Dodge:
 
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Some of that stuff seems a bit ridiculous, some of it decent. Be interesting to see what makes it from concept to production. Also would tend to indicate that the Challenger/Charger sisters will continue to live-on.
 
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My initial thoughts are that it will sell well if they keep the production model close to the concept. Dodge learned their lesson with the second gen Challenger regarding that probability. As long Dodge makes profits for Stellantis, they may be given full authority to do what they need to do to be different in the market.
 
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Multi speed transmission sounds interesting.
Unlike most electric cars, the Charger Daytona has a transmission with more than just one or two speeds. Most electric cars have only a one-speed transmission because, unlike gasoline engines, electric motors provide their full pulling power at even very low speeds and keep providing that power up through very high rotating speeds. Gas engines, by contrast, have a relatively narrow band of operating speeds at which they can provide full power so it's necessary to have a transmission with different gears to keep the engine within that "power band" as the car moves slower and faster.
 
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  • Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust: Industry-first exhaust system for an electric vehicle delivers a performance sound that rivals the SRT Hellcat
Wait what?
If that noise it was making in the video was it, that sounded nothing like a Hellcat.
 
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Engine and exhaust noises in an EV seem ridiculous on first thought but they probably should be mandated so blind people can hear if a car is approaching and not step out into a street since it's all quiet
 
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Engine and exhaust noises in an EV seem ridiculous on first thought but they probably should be mandated so blind people can hear if a car is approaching and not step out into a street since it's all quiet
They already have that long ago for hybrid. It is a whine, hum that is inoffensive not resembling engine roaring.

 
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Engine and exhaust noises in an EV seem ridiculous on first thought but they probably should be mandated so blind people can hear if a car is approaching and not step out into a street since it's all quiet
Advocates for the blind and visually impaired got on Toyota - the Prius was virtually silent, even with the gas engine running. They added fake noise to it for 2010. Tesla was the last hold out. Stellantis says Fratzonic will use the flow of air instead of piped-in sound - it’ll be interesting how it will work in practice.

The Toyota/Honda fake noises sound like white noise to me. Tesla’s fake noise sounds like a ghoul, Hyundai and Kia’s xEVs sound like an elevator’s chime when it arrives at your floor.
 
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Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust: Industry-first exhaust system for an electric vehicle delivers a performance sound that rivals the SRT Hellcat

Lt. Mopar: Wait 'till you hear how loud my Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust is!

Forrest Gump: But you ain't got no exhaust, Lt. Mopar
 
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I feel like every other car maker is trying to be somewhat sensible with their EV’s for the most part and then Dodge is just like “No more hellcats? Fine… the EV gonna have exhaust tho.”

I’d have to hear it in person, Hellcats for example sound pretty friggin good if recorded properly on video, but hearing one in person is a whole different experience.
 
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