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After years of continuous production, the LD-platform Dodge Charger sedan drove off into the sunset. But the Charger name didn’t die with the four-door muscle sedan. Dodge is reviving the Charger as an electric vehicle (EV). What’s more, ICE fans might get a Hurrican inline-six option for the next-generation Charger. However, even with the new 2025 Dodge Charger debuting tomorrow, the Ford Mustang doesn’t seem fazed.

The new Dodge Charger debuts tomorrow to fight a stable of Ford Mustangs in 2025

The new Dodge Charger will get its hotly-anticipated reveal tomorrow, March 4th, at 11:00 AM EST. The reveal comes after Stellantis and Dodge teased a next-generation platform with the Daytona SRT EV, a two-door electric coupe.

Therein lies the controversy among fans. It’s a coupe, sure. But it’s also likely to arrive on a Stellantis large EV platform; no more lazy, thunderous V8s. Of course, Dodge couldn’t discontinue every fuel-fed option. Car buyers will probably have a version of the company’s Hurricane twin-turbocharged inline-six-cylinder engine. But don’t hold your breath for a HEMI V8.

A new Dodge Charger shows off its front-end styling.
The next-generation Charger | Stellantis

On the other hand, the new Charger will have a familiar foe in the 2025 market: the Ford Mustang. The Mustang, which entered its seventh generation in 2024, took the opposite approach. For the first time, enthusiasts can buy a naturally aspirated 5.0L V8 Mustang with 500 horsepower in the Dark Horse. 

What’s more, with its optional performance exhaust system, the GT produces 486 horsepower, more than ever before. Consequently, Ford reaffirmed its commitment to the continued production of V8-powered Mustangs.

However, the upcoming 2025 Dodge Charger range-topper won’t have much competition in the Mustang lineup. The SRT model, likely the “Banshee,” will use an all-wheel drive (AWD), 800-volt platform. As such, we expect the AWD SRT model to be the quickest factory Dodge Charger ever.