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Even As Production Is Around The Corner

The all-new Dodge Charger presents a distillation of muscle car design through a modern muscular exterior that focuses on function, avoids excess and subtly acknowledges inspiration from the clean, timeless lines of its predecessors.

It’s been some time since Dodge first unveiled the Charger Daytona Banshee Concept. That was where we got our first taste of what to expect regarding a Dodge EV, coupled with a transmission and Fratzonic Chambered exhaust to provide drivers and passengers the same performance thrill despite the car not having an internal combustion engine. However, since then, we’ve seen a newer version of the exhaust sound followed by silence; even after the brand unveiled the production version of the Dodge Charger Daytona EV, it still has yet to decide on what it wants the car to sound like.

Dodge Charger Daytona Fratzonic Exhaust Sound: Details

Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis admitted to attending media at the new Charger’s reveal event that the debate on the car’s sonic identity is still ongoing, stating that “we’ve changed it 100 times” during the backgrounder. It’s clear Dodge is being very meticulous about what the car will sound like, searching for the perfect identity for its electric powerhouse.

Dodge Charger Daytona EV
All-electric, all-wheel-drive Dodge Charger Daytona models are driven by a 400V propulsion system that delivers supercharged V-8 power with zero tailpipe emissions and instant torque response. The partial vehicle image of the Dodge Charger Daytona Scat Pack highlights the wheels, half-shafts, front and rear electric drive modules and the high voltage battery pack. Image via Dodge.

The Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust technology works with woofers and mid-range speakers, which generate the “exhaust” notes channeled through dual pipes like those found in internal combustion engine vehicles. The system combines digital sounds and basic filtering, emphasizing fine-tuning the sound in the acoustic domain rather than relying solely on digital manipulation. As a result, the patent filing aims to create a more authentic auditory experience for drivers than the whistle of an electric motor when accelerating.

This system is mated to a transmission that offers the same feel as driving an ICE vehicle. Still, Dodge didn’t stop there as it has also incorporated “force generators” into the chassis of the Dodge Charger Daytona. These devices transmit vibrations throughout the EV, intensifying in response to the driver’s inputs. The result is tactile feedback that can be felt through the steering wheel and seats, which should theoretically negate any loss in the thrill and joy of driving a muscle car despite the use of electricity rather than gasoline and thousands of explosions a minute.

Ultimately, it seems not even Dodge knows what the Charger Daytona will sound like when the vehicle starts production in the upcoming months; even so, it’s cool that there will be more sound from the car than what’s typical of EVs today.

Dodge Charger Daytona EV
The patent-pending Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust system for Dodge Charger Daytona models creates a unique exhaust profile with Hellcat levels of sound intensity that shatters the preconception of a typical quiet BEV. 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. Now be honest, doesn’t it just make you all ooey gooey & wet with excitement about hearing some “Phony Exhaust Sound” from your new EV??? LOL NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Perhaps Dodge can watch some WW2 videos of the Japanese Kamikaze planes in action and copy that sound ? At 5800 lbs. and being the widest vehicle on the road the Charger is another overweight monster, so yeah the sound would e fitting ?
    Dodge has made some very serious poor marking choices, going full EV instead of hybrid ? Not to mention not coming out with a new V8 like GM is doing, for the RAM and CHARGER.
    Ask FORD, GM , and others how EV sales are doing !

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