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DODGE TO UNVEIL NEW “FLAVOR” OF ELECTRIC CHARGER DAYTONA BANSHEE AT SEMA

Dodge Will Show Further Potential Of The Direct Connection Program

Dodge Charger SRT EV Daytona Banshee Concept Electric Muscle Car Challenger
Image via Dodge.

It hasn’t been very long since Dodge announced their future direction with the all-electric all-wheel drive Charger Daytona Banshee. We’ve heard what it sounds like, and we’ve seen what it looks like inside and out. Many enthusiasts however, like to go beyond the factory configurator and personalize their products in their own way (splitter guards notwithstanding), so the main question now is, will it be as customizable as its predecessors were? Will a Dodge electric muscle car have the same kind of catalog of parts, pieces, and aftermarket support that we currently see with today’s Challenger or Charger? Well, Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis recently gave us another clue as to what expect.

Dodge Charger EV SRT Daytona Banshee Concept NAIAS 2022
Image copyright Mattheus Pach, Muscle Cars & Trucks.

During a recent Autoline After Hours Livestream, Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis, who revealed the Dodge Charger Daytona Banshee at speed week in mid-August, shared that there will be a “new flavor” of the all-electric muscle car to show off at SEMA later this year, a different look and feel is in the works. Kuniskis also acknowledged the importance customization plays moving forward, as 50% of Dodge’s customers modify their vehicle in some way today. Kuniskis added that customers will want to modify their vehicles regardless of what’s powering them; so, the brand seems keen on giving its customers opportunities to make their vehicle their own.

Kuniskis did offer one hint as to the future of customization. The Dodge CEO shared that there was indeed a reason for launching Direct Connection so far in advance, as it will support electric vehicles in a way that the rest of the industry has yet to do. We see such possibilities with the Dodge Hornet GLH Concept.

It remains to be seen what Dodge has in mind for the electric Charger Daytona until SEMA. And with the LX Dodge Challenger Hemi V8 finale that was supposed to debut at the show getting punted to a later date, hopefully the brand is still able to charge up the crowd.

We do know that the exhaust sound, which is still being developed, might be something customers can customize, and possibly download other noises on their own. In terms of performance upgrades though, the Banshee is already expected to be quicker than the Hellcat and looks to rival the Tesla S Plaid in terms of acceleration and speed, so perhaps we’ll see more cosmetic modifications than anything else.

Written by Cody U.

Cody is a Tennessee-based media professional with a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media. He has spent time as a country radio morning show producer and currently writes for MC&T as an outlet to geek out over cool cars, trucks, and utility vehicles.

Originally from California Cody has an appreciation for all-electric vehicles but a soft spot for the rumble of an all-American V8 muscle car. His dream car remains a 2007 Ford Mustang Bullitt. His fascination with all things cars stems from countless trips to car shows and watching car movies, of course.

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