Dodge hasn’t been shy about their passionate love affair with the V8 engine, and neither have their customers. While the rest of the auto industry is getting knee-jerked into electrification, FCA’s performance brand has continued to be a main holdout in high-octane performance, and a safe harbor for those who simply just want the most horsepower for the money. This is a quintessential trait for American automobiles. More of “x” for the money than anybody else. A deal. This transcends automobiles, too. Nobody seems to deliver as much value to their customer in other industries as much as America’s McDonald’s, Starbucks, or Costco, for example.
So with the 244th birthday of the United States of America happening this weekend, Dodge is about to Let Freedom Rev with a teaser of what we can expect from its 2021 vehicle lineup, set to be unveiled July 2.
“If you listen closely, and we know our fans will, you will get a taste of what’s coming for Dodge//SRT in 2021,” FCA head of passenger cars Tim Kuniskis said. “We think our fans will pick up on a few key notes.”
Dodge teases a total of 8,950 horsepower available throughout the lineup, and the video seems to tease each vehicle in short bursts of sound – sometimes supercharged, sometimes not. Dodge will further tease what’s in store on July 1, with three other teaser videos. While you will be able to find them on the brand’s official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages; you will find them here, too.
While FCA’s performance brand is officially keeping the lid on things until July 2, various spy photos, leaks and speculative reports have given the world a reasonable set of expectations as to what’s in store. The Durango Hellcat, for instance, is one of those expectations. A Charger Hellcat Redeye is another. But that’s likely not all, simply based on horsepower math. Just don’t expect a Dodge Challenger ACR.