Dodge is taking an enormous step ahead on the efficiency model’s highway to an electrified future, revealing the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT, a perception-shattering idea that reimagines what a battery-electric car (BEV) may be. The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Idea presents a glimpse on the model’s electrical future by a car that drives like a Dodge, appears like a Dodge and feels like Dodge.
The 2-door Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Idea was unveiled in the present day at M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan, through the third day of the three-day Dodge Velocity Week occasion sequence, which featured bulletins and divulges of Dodge efficiency merchandise.
The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Idea muscular tissues apart the boring BEV paradigm and replaces it with an electrified car in contrast to any on the highway in the present day. A brand new propulsion system drives the Charger Daytona SRT Idea with efficiency that exceeds the Dodge model’s famed SRT Hellcat engine, accompanied by an industry-first BEV exhaust sound.
The idea’s fashionable exterior styling incorporates refined Dodge heritage cues whereas additionally exceeding aerodynamic targets. Inside design components hook up with create a driver-centric, immersive expertise by sounds, shows and lighting options that change in and out on the push of a button.
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Core to the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Idea are three game-changing, patent-pending options that can rewrite the principles of the BEV phase:
* R-Wing: A novel aerodynamic pass-through design function that connects the idea with its iconic Dodge Daytona namesake
* Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust: Business-first BEV exhaust, can attain 126 dB, making it as loud as a Hellcat-powered Dodge
* eRupt: Multi-speed transmission with an electro-mechanical shifting expertise that’s pure Dodge
“The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Idea exists as a result of efficiency made us do it,” stated Tim Kuniskis, Dodge model chief government officer – Stellantis. “Dodge is about muscle, angle and efficiency, and the model carries that chip on its shoulder and into the BEV phase by an idea loaded with patents, improvements, and pertformance options that embody the electrified muscle of tomorrow. The Charger Daytona SRT Idea can do greater than run the automobile present circuit; it could actually run a blazing quarter-mile. And in terms of product cycles, it outruns Darwin. Charger Daytona does greater than outline the place Dodge is headed, it’s going to redefine American muscle within the course of.
“At some point in the past, the model’s first-ever electrified efficiency car was unveiled, the all-new 2023 Dodge Hornet. Immediately, we revealed a peek at our eMuscle future with the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Idea. After we stated it was going to be an electrical summer time for Dodge, we meant it.”
Brotherhood, Meet Banshee
Dodge has constructed a singular repute as America’s muscle automobile model. Within the race to be quicker, faster and extra highly effective, Dodge is popping the web page to a brand new chapter. The model’s first-ever electrical automobile isn’t known as the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Idea by coincidence — just like the famed Charger Daytona mannequin that was the primary car to interrupt 200 mph on a NASCAR observe in 1970, the Charger Daytona SRT Idea packs a efficiency punch.
It does so courtesy of a brand new propulsion system that joins high-horsepower family names resembling HEMI®, Hellcat and Redeye. There’s a brand new pinnacle of efficiency within the Brotherhood of Muscle: Banshee.
The 800V Banshee propulsion system powers the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Idea automobile and screams efficiency, making Dodge’s first electrical car quicker than a Hellcat in all key efficiency measures. The usual all-wheel-drive system is essential to pushing past Hellcat efficiency whereas additionally bettering all-weather functionality.
In contrast to typical BEVs, the Dodge model’s eRupt multi-speed transmission with electro-mechanical shifting delivers distinctive shift factors, throwing shoulders into seatbacks in true Dodge type. The Charger Daytona SRT Idea additionally boasts a PowerShot push-to-pass function. Activated by the push of a button on the steering wheel, PowerShot delivers an adrenaline jolt of elevated horsepower for a fast burst of acceleration.
Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust
Whereas most BEVs embrace their nearly silent electrical motors, that simply wouldn’t do for Dodge. The Charger Daytona SRT Idea voices a 126 dB roar that equals the SRT Hellcat, generated by a brand new, patent-pending Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust system. Sure, Dodge added an exhaust to an electrical car.
The industry-first Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust pushes its one-of-a-kind efficiency sound by an amplifier and tuning chamber situated on the rear of the car. The Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust represents the subsequent technology of tactile, bone-shaking, muscle angle, making a visceral “Darkish Matter” sound profile expertise in live performance with the eRupt transmission.
Dodge Design, First and Foremost
The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Idea options impressed design that takes on the problem of revolutionizing the look of a BEV whereas providing refined nods to the model’s muscle automobile previous.
That design precept begins to unfold up entrance, the place the Charger Daytona SRT Idea’s patent-pending R-Wing redefines the standard Dodge entrance finish, sustaining the characteristically blunt Dodge profile whereas creating a extra aerodynamic car.
The R-Wing, an homage to the unique Charger Daytona design and to a key determine behind improvement of the unique car, permits air to stream by the entrance opening, enhancing downforce. Integrated into this practical efficiency hood, the entrance R-Wing holds true to the model’s dramatic exterior themes whereas delivering an aerodynamically improved pass-through design. Carbon-fiber intakes tucked into either side of the entrance and rear decrease fascias present an air curtain to help in aerodynamic efficiency.
The Charger Daytona SRT Idea combines fashionable appears with an extended, huge and assured highway presence. The entrance grille stands out with cross-car illuminated lighting centered by a white illuminated Fratzog badge, an emblem teased final yr by the Dodge model. The three-pointed Fratzog badge, initially featured on Dodge muscle vehicles from 1962 by 1976, was beforehand used with none that means or context — till now. The return of the Fratzog emblem represents the electrified way forward for Dodge and signifies the model’s unwavering dedication to its efficiency heritage, however with new expertise able to pushing limits nicely past the vehicles of in the present day.
Easy, vertical particulars on the entrance grille add texture whereas calling again to the model’s heritage, particularly the long-lasting 1968 Dodge Charger. The idea distills efficiency to its easiest type, enhanced by a usually playful Dodge exterior shade title, Greys of Thunder, that offers a high-gloss graphite really feel with deep textures. The idea’s “waterline” tracks across the sides and offers a planted look whereas emphasizing the higher portion, preserving the visible weight up excessive. Refined, muscular shaping of the wheel fenders accent the physique styling.
The car avoids extra ornament — headlights virtually disappear, hidden beneath the R-Wing and built-in seamlessly into the aerodynamic floor offering simply the practical components wanted for ahead lighting. Each the entrance and rear lighting function a full width design centered by a 3D illuminated Fratzog badge. The outside lighting components are really distinctive – even at the hours of darkness, you’ll know the Charger Daytona SRT Idea’s silhouette. Flush door handles proceed the minimalist design. Brushed aluminum “screaming” Banshee fender badges announce the brand new propulsion system that drives the idea.
Painted-pocket 21-inch wheels with diamond-cut faces proceed the aerodynamic efficiencies with a turbine-like design, and a pink Fratzog emblem ornaments the wheel heart locks. Gray six-piston brakes present the stopping energy.
A brand new hatchback design is very practical, giving the idea a twin character: a beast on the observe that may nonetheless meet every single day wants. The design, together with rear seats that fold flat, supply sudden utility and storage capability from a muscle automobile.
Linked, Driver-centric Inside
The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Idea’s inside is fashionable, light-weight and athletic, offering a driver-centric cockpit with all necessities cohesively packaged.
The 12.3-inch heart display screen, the most important featured in a Dodge car, angles practically ten levels in the direction of the driving force, and the 16-inch instrument cluster is curved, making a cocooned, driver-focused really feel. An 8-by-3-inch Head-up Show (HUD) places extra car data the place the driving force wants it. The slim, instrument panel (IP) and mid-bolster in Ultraviolet shade with blue and silver accent stitching function a “waterline” that extends cross automobile. The higher IP is a step increased, an elevation change that creates a sculptural floor floating above the cluster. The Ultraviolet shade additionally touches a number of inside surfaces, such because the console, doorways and seats, making a halo that works with the Angle Adjustment Lighting™ to boost shadows and highlights.
A parametric texture unites the inside and offers a connection to the outside by persevering with the inspiration of the 1968 Charger grille element on the within. The parametric sample provides fluidity and sculpture, spanning from the IP to door appliques, beneath the console and persevering with to the rear armrests and rear console. The dynamic inside texture has a three-dimensional high quality that bounces gentle and is reactive to the atmosphere, with traces that radiate as they transfer rearward.Ambient Angle Adjustment Lighting™ illuminates the feel from under, taking part in with depth and dimension.
Circuit-like graphics originate on the carbon fiber flooring and are strategically positioned to encompass occupants, flowing below the seats, transferring to the middle console and IP, and coming again to the driving force, a refined element that acts as a circuit board, connecting one to a different. A novel lightning bolt form on the accelerator pedal hints on the idea’s electrified powertrain, as does the twin Blue Plasma and Silver stitching that surrounds the whole inside. Carbon fiber door sills function illuminated white Daytona lettering, with lighted Daytona lettering additionally discovered on the high proper of the mid-bezel.
Doorways and heart console observe the sculptural design theme, together with solely the wanted components. A pass-through space below the console creates a a lot lighter really feel, and intelligent heart console touches embody a jet-fighter impressed cap that flips up when partaking the beginning button. The distinctive pistol-grip shifter is impressed by the previous however with a contemporary execution, functioning as a mechanical precision piece that delivers an easy shift expertise when squeezing the pistol grip’s set off.
A brand new steering wheel design presents a thinner really feel, with a flat high and backside. The middle spoke of the steering wheel just isn’t related to the rim, giving the steering wheel a floating really feel. Paddle shifters are mounted on the steering wheel, with the PowerShot button on the appropriate and drive mode controls on the left. Just like the doorways, the steering wheel options capacitive contact controls. An illuminated pink SRT emblem lights up the steering wheel heart.
Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Idea seats are light-weight, race-inspired and slim in design, with an insert that options an summary, perforated sample of the Fratzog emblem. The distinctive sample fades out because it travels down the seat and reappears because it flows towards the middle of the seatbacks. The higher seatbacks function openings and seat bolsters that present an ethereal, race-oriented really feel, whereas holding occupants.
The panoramic glass roof offers an open-air really feel to the Charger Daytona SRT Idea, serving to to incorporate rear passengers within the car expertise. The parametric inside texture extends to the headliner surrounding and accentuating the glass space. The carbon fiber “tub” flooring and hatch are race-inspired light-weight options, and the big cargo space together with fold-flat rear seats offers extra cupboard space than any earlier Dodge muscle automobile.
Immersive, Electrified Person Expertise
The Charger Daytona SRT Idea’s cockpit immerses the driving force’s sensory expertise by efficiency sounds, lighting options and car shows.
A easy one-button press on the steering wheel lets the driving force choose from Auto, Sport, Observe and Drag modes, immediately altering the driving dynamics, instrument cluster data, HUD content material, efficiency sound and inside lighting options of the car.