Charger Daytona SRT

High-Octane Aficionado’s Outlook: Dodge Charger Daytona's Power-packed Debut on March 5

Posted at Fri, Feb 16, 2024 2:30 PM

The past few years here at Landmark Dodge of Morrow have brought about many “firsts and lasts”: as the future of electrification bears down on our industry, many iconic models have ridden off into the sunset. The Automotive News media crew attended the J.D. Power Auto Summit in Las Vegas at the beginning of this month and learned a few key points about the coming battery-electric Charger Daytona SRT concept. 

Specific dates and times are everything as far as digital media is concerned, while spy shots and speculation sometimes are not capable of revealing unadulterated truth. During one of the panels, a Dodge executive revealed to the audience that the official production version of the next-generation Battery electric Charger Daytona SRT concept would be unveiled to the public on March 5th. That gives diehard speed enthusiasts exactly one month to wait for this exciting evolution of American muscle and build on anticipation of the exhilarating fine details.

Executive Matt McAlear presides as senior vice president of Dodge/SRT sales and marketing and revealed that the wheels and side mirrors would see a thorough rework. Otherwise, everything seen in the insider spy photos from Autoblog dropped on January 14 portrays just how the concept is being translated into a fully-fledged production design. Dodge’s post on social media platform X clearly states that the highly sought-after goods will be “Available late 2024.” Just as can be typical before the fact, the images of our all-American muscle car favorite are quite dark and shrouded. 

The car remains a two-door coupe with frameless windows, with the bold character line crease moving from the doors directly to the back fenders. One of the most dramatic changes is in the rear where the car adopts a large spoiler, along with a brand-new tail light design. This car will officially ride on Stellantis’ STLA Large platform, which is likely to boast a range of 500 miles. Concerning the Charger Daytona SRT, the objective is not to bear down and forge ahead while going for the lowest drag coefficient, or the highest mileage. 

This is where much effort and in-depth engineering expertise has aligned to excitedly set a new bar for this high-performance segment. Much of the focus here will remain on the exhaust, as the new Fratzonic Chambered variety is “100% as loud as today’s Hellcat”, with the capability to hit an REM-halting 126 decibels. One dedicated Charger fan on Instagram was lucky enough to catch a pre-production version on a Michigan highway, roaming in the wild to iron out the pavement-scorching details. 

Three power outputs are expected at launch, with a total of six to soon be offered in Dodge’s Direct Connection shop. Information about the Hurricane-powered versions has been a bit sparse, but reservations are expected to open March 5th as well. U.S. News claimed that an asphalt-wrecking 800-volt SRT Banshee powertrain package is in the works, along with Direct Connection Stage 1 and Stage 2 upgrades. The SRT Banshee Concept was revealed to have an AWD system available across the entire lineup, along with several performance-altering driving modes. 

The concept’s interior boasts a 16-inch digital instrument cluster along with a 12.3-inch touchscreen, along with carbon fiber details and a very striking panoramic glass roof. So many hours of hard work were accumulated regarding the re-creation of sound: this car is designed so air flows through an actual piped exhaust system, then generates sound that goes through an amplifier and tuning chamber for the well-resonating result.

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