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DODGE WON’T PUT “HEMI” NAME ON THE ELECTRIC MUSCLE CARS

“Banshee” Is Its Own Separate Dodge Powertrain Brand

With Dodge unveiling the Dodge Charger Daytona Banshee EV concepts, we’ve gotten a glimpse at what the future of muscle cars will look and even sound like. The first concept that was unveiled revealed just one of what could be many sounds resonating from the Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust system. The one we heard at the unveiling features a touch of Hemi combustion, which caused some people to wonder. Will Dodge place a “Hemi” name on the EVs?

“No, no, my god.” Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis stated during an Autoline After Hours interview back in November. It’s clear that they wouldn’t do such a thing since the Dodge Banshee is its own powertrain, separate from the Hemi. Still, with the sound of the Hemi incorporated into the electric vehicle’s exhaust, people may have wondered. So, that’s the definite answer.

Dodge Charger EV

Dodge Charger EV: Details

Meanwhile, the power output that the Dodge Charger EV will have is going to be at, or even above, what the Hemi V8 was capable of during its legendary reign that’s now coming to a close. The lowest system for the car is a 400-volt system that is expected to offer not just one output level but two. 340 kilowatts (456 hp) and 440 kilowatts (490 hp). Those numbers can quickly increase to over 600 ponies once the vehicles are equipped with the Direct Connection tunes that will be available for the cars. After that, there will also be an 800-volt Dodge SRT Banshee powertrain, with its power outputs having yet to be announced. But, it will likely stretch towards the thousands, not stock, after the tuning “crystals” are added to the car.

We can expect to see a more production-intent version of the Dodge Charger EV, with a more down-to-earth interior making an appearance at the massive festival Dodge is hosting at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 20, 2023, which should give us a better idea of what we may see come to market, and maybe even some more details on the new “Banshee” powertrain.

2022 SEMA Awards Dodge Charger SRT Banshee Daytona Electric EV Concept 2022 SEMA Show
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, Ford 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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