Dodge is making its official return to the SEMA Show in a big way by occupying the massive 19,500 square-foot show space that Ford left behind. And the crown jewel of that will be a rotating Charger Daytona Banshee Concept, now painted in an eye-catching Stryker Red, new wheels, and a set of drag radials.
“The SEMA Show is one of the great gatherings of the performance culture, and Dodge isn’t going to shy away as we develop the next generation of muscle car – one that just happens to be fully electric,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand chief executive officer – Stellantis. “Technology moves forward and the customizers and tuners move right along with it. We’re demonstrating how old-school hot-rodding will thrive in an electrified muscle-car future.”
This is the encore to the Greys of Thunder colored Banshee Concept that was originally shown during Dodge Speed Week in August. For SEMA, Dodge is debuting a Stage 2 Banshee performance upgrade that’s intended for the car when it eventually makes it to market. In addition, the concept features “Stage 2” fender badging and new 18-inch Direct Connection lightweight carbon-fiber concept wheels, while the slicks measure 305 mm wide.
With the help of a video display wall, Dodge will show off other colors, wheel designs and various performance configurations of the Charger SRT Daytona Banshee. In total, there will be nine colors, and nine different performance and Direct Connection upgrade levels “envisioned” for the Dodge concept car.
Along with the red Banshee, Dodge will display six “Last Call” 2023 Dodge Charger and Challenger muscle cars, new Direct Connection crate engines, and on-site customer clinics seeking feedback in regard to the sound of the Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust system that was met with mixed feedback. Those who participate will be given an opportunity to evaluate and rank unique tuning versions of the Charger Daytona SRT Concept’s exhaust note.