Forward-looking: Last summer season, Dodge teased what it referred to as American eMuscle – advertising communicate for electrical variations of its high-performance Charger and Challenger fashions. In November, the automaker confirmed it should finish manufacturing of its gas-powered muscle vehicles by 2024. Now, we’re getting our first look – and pay attention – to its electrical future.
The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept options an 800V Banshee propulsion system and a typical all-wheel-drive system, which mix to make the EV quicker than a Hellcat in all key efficiency measures. The efficiency hood, the R-Wing, is a practical function that enhances downforce at larger speeds and helps cover the headlights.
Aerodynamic efficiencies proceed with the 21-inch wheels that includes a turbine-like design and a purple Fratzog brand on the middle caps. Six-piston brakes from Brembo provide the stopping energy.
Dodge can also be outfitting the idea with what it calls the eRupt Transmission, a multi-speed tranny with electro-mechanical shifting that delivers “distinctive shift factors, throwing shoulders into seatbacks in true Dodge type.” And there’s additionally the PowerShot push-to-pass function. When activated by pushing a button on the steering wheel, PowerShot “delivers an adrenaline jolt of elevated horsepower for a fast burst of acceleration.”
The most mind-boggling function is unquestionably the exhaust system. That’s proper, Dodge added an exhaust to an electrical car. Dubbed the Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust, it pushes “efficiency sound” via an amplifier and tuning chamber situated on the rear of the car. Dodge claims it voices a 126 dB roar that equals the SRT Hellcat, however you may be the choose of that within the video above.
As an entire, it seems like Dodge is desperately clinging to the previous somewhat than merely embracing the long run. The gimmicky transmission, nitrous button and exhaust do not belong on an electrical car. Styling is subjective but it surely looks like Dodge is heading in the right direction with the two-door Charger, tastefully mixing components of the present Charger and Challenger into one.
Fortunately that is only a idea so there’s nonetheless time to proper some wrongs. Dodge may have one other winner on its palms in the event that they ditch the gimmicks and keep on with what obtained them to the dance.