The most powerful muscle cars ever marketed have been on our roads for a few years now, and many people are worried about the future of these cars, as the industry makes its shift towards electrification. Dodge, however, puts its hand to the dough to impress with its electric Charger Daytonaand reveals the power as part of SEMA.
Power to spare
For starters, Dodge will offer two versions of its electric Daytona Charger: a 340-kilowatt version, and another 440-kilowatt. Three levels of equipment will be offered for each of these versions, and each of these levels will offer a distinct power:
- 340 kilowatts – basic version (455 horsepower)
- eStage 1 – 370 kilowatts (495 horsepower)
- eStage 2 – 400 kilowatts (535 horsepower)
- 440 kilowatts – basic version (590 horsepower)
- eStage 1 – 470 kilowatts (630 horsepower)
- eStage 2 – 500 kilowatts (670 horsepower)
We understand that the least powerful version that Dodge will market will offer 455 horsepower; Conversely, the most powerful will offer 670. The eStage1 and eStage 2 packages will not be offered in the traditional way. It will be necessary to obtain them with the help of a software update and then to obtain a new physical key; The combination of these two elements will automatically unlock the new increased power.
These two versions, regardless of their power level, offer a 400-volt architecture. A third version that will offer an 800-volt architecture will be marketed in the future: this Banshee version will, in terms of power, certainly surpass the Hellcat versions of the current Charger and Challenger.
An “exhaust pipe”?
It has been known for some time that electric vehicles are capable of enormous power, but Dodge pushes the note even further with the Charger Daytona, while an “exhaust pipe” is attached to the back of the car.
In fact, it is a system called Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust, and it creates the typical sound of a sports car thanks to an amplifier and a resonance chamber. The engineers mention that they have managed to recreate a sound as rich and powerful as that produced by the engines of the Hellcat type. Dodge believes this will appeal to those who say a performance car should provide a multisensory experience.
We still do not know the official date of arrival of this model or its price. More details about the Banshee version should be revealed soon, however; however, it is already known that the power emitted by this version will surpass that of engines of the Hellcat type.