Mark the date on your calendar because the next-generation of Dodge muscle is just around the corner and set to debut on March 5th of this year. Sure, it’ll be in an electric orientation, but perhaps we’ll see that electrification isn’t the only thing on the table for the Dodge Charger Daytona for the next few years. Perhaps.
2025 Dodge Charger Daytona Reveal: Details
According to Mopar Insiders, during the J.D. Power Auto Summit in Las Vegas this week, Dodge’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Matt McAlear announced that the all-electric Charger Daytona would be making its official debut on March 5th of this year. We also know that the car will become available during the fall of this year under the guise of the 2025 model year. Dodge’s goal is not to pave the way for more fuel consciousness but to truly create what it considers would be the ultimate muscle car with high mileage and outstanding performance.
It’s believed that the new ‘e-muscle’ car will debut with just two doors to start with, going back to the Charger’s original roots, which isn’t too hard to believe considering the retro styling the car takes inspiration from compared to what the previous generation Dodge Charger had. The new two-door model will also replace the beloved Dodge Challenger. A four-door variant will arrive for the car later, which will likely be very popular as the four-door Charger was the best-selling muscle car in the country.
The entry-level Charger Daytona will have an output of 456 horsepower or 340 kW. Following that will be a 440 kW offering, which equates to 590 horsepower. Then there’s the 800-volt powertrain, which will likely have 885 horsepower as a baseline. Each of these powertrain options will have eStage kits, enabling owners to boost their EVs’ power output even further.
As we mentioned a moment ago, there are rumors that Dodge could offer an internal combustion-powered model. Making use of the new twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter Hurricane inline-six engine. We know that the Daytona name is exclusive to the EV version so the Hurricane-powered cars won’t have the name. These cars may use two engine variants; the entry-level S.O. is expected to produce around 420 horsepower. The H.O. model could have 535 horsepower, 50 ponies more than the Scat Pack‘s 6.4-liter Hemi V8, and 35 ponies more than the 2024 Mustang Dark Horse‘s 5.0L Coyote V8.