Everyone here at Landmark Dodge of Morrow have long been fans of the “Fast and Furious” movie franchise, as it does an excellent job of bringing to life just how thrilling driving a premium sports car can be. Vin Diesel’s lead character Dominic Toretto gets the privilege of sporting a 1970 Dodge Charger RT, a massively powerful beast that fits in perfectly for the film.
His Charger has changed significantly for each film, as we fondly remember that in Furious 7 was one that was heavily modified and given an off-road suspension: in The Fate of the Furious, he was able to flaunt an insane jet-powered Dodge Charger with ice tiers to thwart the destructive plans of a nuclear submarine. As won’t surprise many car buffs that have been following any level of current events, the next one is on point to evoke a vibe that is a bit more… electric.
The 2023 Dodge Charger SRT EV is now making its official appearance and was spotted on the set a few weeks ago. There is also a video of the EV driving away from the set with a police escort, and the Motor trend staff reached out to Craig Leiberman, who was the technical guru on duty for many of the movies for comment where he officially confirmed its starring automotive role. After looking closely at the video and the images, it appears that the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT EV is going to take up set residence at either the “Bob’s Market” or “Toretto House” locations.
As expected, some of LA’s prominent residents heard about this production project and began to protest, as they don’t feel comfortable with the unwanted street racers and takeovers that have been going down on their streets. The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT was officially revealed to the public during Speed Week at the Woodward Muscle Car Celebration. This electric model is in a class of its own as it paves the way for the future, and its “Frazonic Chambered Exhaust” system is hard at work creating the audible rumble that muscle car fans love so much.
The movie will be released in May of 2023, and we’ll then find out if Dominic and his crew can aid in the widespread acceptance of EVs, which we are betting they can. The Daytona SRT boasts an ingenious 80-volt “Banshee” architecture, which has already been officially heralded for being faster than a Hellcat. This system allows for better cooling for the electric motors, and a much lighter wiring setup. The Powershot button will also be on hand to provide a temporary boost when needed, which could very likely be when you are shooting some sweet street racing videos for YouTube yourself!
Even though many have some mixed feelings about some legendary gasoline-powered cars soon being discontinued, we now realize that the options on the way are becoming just as accessible, fun, and stunningly breathtaking at every turn.