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Our First Real World Impression

Dodge Charger Daytona Pre-Production Unit Rear

Dodge recently teased the upcoming all-electric Dodge Charger Daytona with its camouflage removed. Though the teaser photos only revealed the front and side profile of the car, a recent video has emerged as someone has spied the Dodge Charger Daytona traversing Michigan’s I-75, very close to Stellantis North America’s headquarters, and we get a great view of the rear of the vehicle.

The video was taken and uploaded to Instagram by user ehllrango_nic. We can see the car’s wide rear tires from the back and how the indicators blink. Unfortunately, any noise from the EV’s exhaust (no, that’s not a typo) is drowned out by the chase vehicle. The back is certainly reminiscent of the discontinued Dodge Charger, though with subtle differences that give it a more retro muscle car design.

Next-Gen Dodge Charger: What To Expect

We can expect the Dodge Charger Daytona production version to feature an all-wheel-drive powertrain with an assortment of power options available to customers. Dodge will implement a stair-step approach to its electrifying performance. A 400-volt system will have output levels of 340 kilowatts (456 hp) and 440 kilowatts (590) hp. Following that, there will be an 800-volt system which could have output levels of 660 kW (885 hp). At 800 volts, the car will need a sizeable current to send that power to the wheels, which could mean implementing a tri-motor system. All variants will ride on the STLA Large platform, which can support both ICE and EV products.

Power outputs for EVs can be tweaked and will be. Dodge already has plans to offer what it’s calling eStage “Crystal” for customers to modify the performance of their EVs even further, which is a pretty exciting prospect. For those not interested in an EV, fret not, as the ICE-powered Dodge muscle cars aren’t dead yet. Selling alongside the Charger Daytona is expected to be an  by the Hurricane inline-six turbo engine, likely in a series of outputs, and likely with the assistance of electrification. On its own, a high-output Hurricane engine is good for 500 horsepower, coupling that with the help of an electric motor, and there’s plenty of fun to be had, even with a six-cylinder engine under the hood.

Pre-production Dodge Charger Daytona

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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