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The Replacement To The Challenger

The all-new Dodge Charger offers performance choices via multi-energy powertrain options, including the 550-horsepower Dodge Charger SIXPACK H.O. (shown here) powered by the 3.0L Twin Turbo Hurricane High Output engine and the 420-horsepower Dodge Charger SIXPACK S.O. fueled by the 3.0L Twin Turbo Hurricane Standard Output engine.

The time has finally come for Dodge to draw the curtains and reveal the next generation of the brand’s muscle car lineup. Until now, we have made educated guesses based on rumors and leaks to determine what to expect from Dodge. Now, the fog of wonder has cleared as today was the global debut of the world’s first and only electric muscle car and the brand’s first multi-energy muscle car. That’s right, the Hurricane engine has made its way to Dodge for those not wanting a full EV. However, you’ll just have to wait a little longer.

The next-generation Dodge Charger has a few options available, including the 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Scat Pack, which delivers 670 horsepower and is expected to reach 0-60 mph in just 3.3 seconds and run a quarter-mile in an estimated 11.5 seconds. Electrified models will also include the 496-horsepower 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T. And that’s just getting started… there’s bound to me even more radical Charger Daytonas on the way.

Image via Dodge.

For those not wanting to have an EV, the all-new Dodge Charger will offer performance choices via multi-energy powertrain options; the 550-horsepower Dodge Charger SIXPACK H.O. powered by the 3.0L Twin Turbo Hurricane High Output engine and the more standard 420-horsepower Dodge Charger SIXPACK S.O. fueled by the 3.0L Twin Turbo Hurricane Standard Output engine. All models will come standard in all-wheel drive. 

Yup, a 3.0L six-cylinder, all-wheel-drive liftback Dodge Charger. But rewind the clock back to the 1990s, and that’s the recipe for the Dodge Stealth.

Two-Door 2024 Dodge Charger: Details

Two-door coupe versions of the all-electric 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Scat Pack and 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T will begin production mid-2024. The gas-powered two-door Dodge Charger SIXPACK H.O. is scheduled to start production in the first quarter of 2025 and will be built at the Stellantis Windsor Assembly plant. Unfortunately, we don’t have the exact dimensions for the gas-powered Dodge Charger, but we can assume it’s similar to the EV, minus variations in weight. 

2025 Dodge Charger Daytona
Interior shot of 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Scat Pack.

All of the following numbers for the Dodge Charger Daytona are in inches: 

  • Wheelbase – 121
  • Vehicle Length – 206.6 (Scat Pack is 206.5)
  • Front Overhang – 29.9
  • Rear Overhang – 46.8
  • Maximum Vehicle Height – 58.9 (59 for Scat Pack)
  • Maximum Width – 84.3
  • Ground Clearance – 5.5 (5.6 for Scat Pack)

The inside should offer plenty of room for comfort with 39.1 inches of headroom at the front and 36.9 in the back, though we can’t imagine many people will have people riding in the back of their two-door muscle car. The overall cargo Volume with the seat backs up is 22.752 Cu. Ft., but when the seats are down, that extends to 37.39 Cu. Ft.

The overall curb weight of the Charger Daytona is sizable 5,838 lbs, which is some 1,400 lbs more than the already heaviest Dodge Challenger it replaces. Moreover, the GVWR is 6,700 lbs for the R/T and 6,950 lbs for the Scat Pack

Unfortunately, pricing for the two-door models for either the Daytona or the Gas-powered models has not yet been announced, so we’ll have to stay tuned for that. That said, the two-door 2024 Dodge Charger is noticeably longer and wider than the now discontinued Dodge Challenger, which was 198″ long and 76″ Wide, and that is what this car is replacing for the future of Dodge muscle. 

2024 Dodge Charger Daytona EV
An arial view of the Dodge Charger Daytona Scat Pack showcases the optional full-length glass roof and large rear hatch that work together to provide an expansive glass canopy.

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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