Hopes will be doused simply by the title of this article. The Hurricane I6 engine won’t be placed under the hood of the upcoming Dodge Charger Daytona products as many had hoped. Dodge did state some time ago that while an engine could fit under the hood of the futuristic muscle car, the company didn’t plan to do so. Dodge will be debuting the Dodge Charger BEV mid-next year in dealer showrooms, so there won’t be a significant gap between the end of production this year and the start of the future of Dodge performance.
2024 Dodge Charger Daytona: Details
According to Mopar Insiders, the new battery-electric (BEV) Dodge Charger will proudly bear the iconic Daytona name across its lineup, a designation reserved solely for the all-electric models. Dodge is passionate about revolutionizing the BEV segment and has aimed to redefine American muscle in the electrified era, with the Dodge Charger Daytona leading the pack.
Drawing inspiration from the original Dodge Charger Daytona, famed for dominating NASCAR racing, this muscle car challenges conventional notions of electric vehicles. Emphasizing performance, attitude, and unmistakable Dodge DNA. But what will make this vehicle truly stand out is the three game-changing, patent-pending features that Dodge believes will make BEVs fun and exciting.
The Charger Daytona features the eRupt multi-speed transmission with electro-mechanical shifting, delivering an authentic Dodge-style driving experience. The PowerShot push-to-pass feature adds to the thrill, providing a burst of adrenaline-fueled acceleration at the push of a button on the steering wheel, similar to the new Dodge Hornet C-segment UV. But what truly makes the upcoming Banshee powertrain exciting is incorporating an exhaust system, resulting in a resounding 126 dB roar that rivals the iconic SRT Hellcat. The patent-pending Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust system amplifies and tunes the electrifying performance sound, creating a visceral “Dark Matter” sound. This should add thrill to EVs rather than the silence or subtle whistle when accelerating.