The new Dodge Charger Daytona SRT EV is an ambitious attempt to bring muscle cars into the electric vehicle age. As expected, it will be fast, a bit unruly, and styled to match the marque’s incomparable hot-rodding lineage. However, one of the most interesting new features of the Daytona SRT EV Concept is the sound that it produces. Listen to the new Dodge electric muscle car roar and idle thanks to a “Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust” system.
Is there a Daytona SRT?
Dodge recently unveiled its new electric muscle car, the Charger Daytona SRT EV. However, if you’re a muscle car enthusiast living under a rock, listen up. The new Daytona EV is a two-door, dark-liveried, carbon fiber-embued addition to the marque’s “Brotherhood of Muscle” culture. However, instead of a supercharged 6.2L Hellcat engine like super fans want, the next top-tier iterations will feature an all-electric 800-volt “Banshee” propulsion system.
Most car fans know that internal combustion engine (ICE) applications can’t produce the horsepower that modern EVs can without significant size and intricate engineering. For instance, the record-smashing Bugatti Chiron produces 1,500 horsepower from a W16 engine that requires 10 radiators and hilarious amounts of fuel. However, a family of four can comfortably settle into a Lucid Air Dream Performance Edition, which still produces 1,111 horsepower. Still, fans might be misty-eyed at the loss of the high-revving soundtrack of gas-powered performance cars in the coming automotive ages.
How does the new Dodge Charger SRT EV make a sound?
Enter the Fratzonic Exhaust System of the new Dodge Charger Daytona SRT EV Concept. Instead of relying on a high-spooling jet turbine-style whine for its soundtrack, the new EV muscle car channels air into a collection chamber and an amplifier. According to Car and Driver, the system will transform the near silence of electric drive into a 126-decibel idle. Even better, the Daytona SRT EV’s sound lives up to its Banshee moniker with its revving sounds and multi-speed eRupt transmission.
Does the new Dodge Charger SRT EV sound good?
While the new electric muscle car doesn’t sound precisely like the screaming supercharger-over-base-V8 soundtrack of previous Mopars, it’s a new noise altogether. The sound might be a less pleasing register than the ICE V8s of today, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Instead, this ambitious concept proves that EVs don’t have to sound like appliances or cars from The Jetsons. Instead, refer to the cryptic “Performance Made Us Do It” video below, and you’ll recognize the sound of the new Mopar muscle car.
When can you hear the new Charger Daytona SRT EV’s sound in the flesh?
Although the stylish carbon fiber-heavy concept doesn’t have a defined release date, Car and Driver says we might see a production version as early as 2024. However, it’s unclear how much of the classic Charger-esque aesthetics will make the final cut for the production models. Further, the louder, more sinister touches might only exist on the Banshee trims, which CEO Tim Kuniskis says will be the most muscular of the upcoming EVs. That’s similar to the Hellcat engine and its role in naming the Hellcat cars.
Either way, we’re in for a veritable orchestra of alternate-energy soundtracks to replace our beloved V8s, V12s, and V6s. Scroll down to the following article to read more about serious Mopar cars!