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The Banshee Joins The Brotherhood of Muscle

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

Dodge is turning the page to a new chapter with a revolutionary electric vehicle. One that aims to appeal to the high-octane muscle car crowd, and less so to the politically correct finger wagging types that shun anybody for daring to pursue performance driving. It’s officially called the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Banshee Concept. And, like the famous Charger Daytona model that was the first vehicle to break 200 mph on a NASCAR track in 1970, the Charger Daytona Concept packs a performance punch. Let’s dive into the propulsion system of this howling EV…

Dodge Charger Daytona Banshee Concept: Powertrain Details

Dodge’s new Banshee propulsion system joins high-horsepower household names such as Hemi, Hellcat, and Redeye. In addition, there’s a new pinnacle of performance in the Brotherhood of Muscle: Banshee. The 800V Banshee powertrain in this Dodge Charger Daytona EV concept car and screams performance, making Dodge’s first electric vehicle faster than a Hellcat in all key performance measures. Though, exact numbers have not yet been revealed, but rumors are that the Tesla Model S Plaid is the target. After all, this is a concept vehicle, so we’ll have to wait a bit before we find out how the Banshee overtakes the Hellcat.

Image via Dodge.

The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Banshee Concept features a standard all-wheel-drive system which is key to pushing beyond Hellcat performance while improving all-weather capability. That means people that live in colder regions can still enjoy their electric muscle car, even in the snow. But with AWD, there’s more traction to propel the vehicle forward.

Dodge has also developed a new transmission for the Banshee, the eRupt Transmission. Unlike typical BEVs, the Dodge brand’s eRupt multi-speed transmission with electro-mechanical shifting delivers distinctive shift points, throwing shoulders into seatbacks in true Dodge style. In addition, the Charger Daytona SRT Concept also boasts a PowerShot push-to-pass feature which can be activated by pushing a button on the steering wheel. The feature delivers an adrenaline jolt of increased horsepower for a quick burst of acceleration. Essentially, a Nitro boost for an electric vehicle.

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

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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  1. The “car for those not politically correct” made to be politically correct…

    Being the first of the big three to cave and lose the V8 isn’t going to endear people to dodge, and no amount of but we had to is going to excuse it.

  2. What a joke! Fake exhaust noise? Move over bass thumping $300 cars with $10,000 sound systems, Dodge has you all beat, WANNABE exhaust noise!

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