Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept Highlights

December 22nd, 2022 by

University Dodge Charger Daytona SRT

Without question, the majority of automotive brands these days are looking toward an electrified future. Dodge is no exception to the rule, and with the passing of time the brand known for its muscle cars will be forced to face the music. Although hardcore enthusiasts may not believe there’s an electrified future in the Dodge brand, they’ll be pleasantly surprised with the Charger Daytona SRT Concept as it hints at the direction the brand wants to go. 

Dodge is notorious for its loud V8 engines and the never-ending chase of horsepower, and while electric powertrains can deliver insane instant power, according to enthusiasts it is no match for a throaty V8. In fact, plenty of enthusiasts and professionals alike believe that Dodge and electrification are mutually exclusive of one another, but that’s not the case judging by Dodge’s plans. In fact, Dodge recently impressed its enthusiasts with the unveiling of the new Charger Daytona SRT Concept. Functioning as a preview of Dodge’s electric future, the all-electric vehicle retains all the features that make Dodge vehicles special while also futuristically pushing the envelope. 

While electric vehicles have gained enthusiasts’ attention, very few have ventured into brash and rugged territory like Dodge is accustomed to. The Charger Daytona SRT Concept has one exceptional feature in the works–a “real” exhaust system. Why is this unique? Well, as it turns out, electric vehicles don’t need an exhaust, but Dodge is unwilling to do away with the boisterous exhaust systems it’s known for. Dodge’s exhaust system on the Charger Daytona SRT Concept can be tuned and even amplify the very little sound the electric motors make, with the automaker claiming the whine can be as loud as a Hellcat. 

Additionally, Dodge did not skimp out on details when it came to the Charger Daytona SRT Concept; the automaker didn’t sacrifice design for the best aerodynamics. The concept itself is inspired by the two-door Dodge Charger from the 1970s. Thanks to some aerodynamic ingenuity at the front of the vehicle, the design Dodge chose is possible. Commonly referred to as the “R-Wing,” the design allows the vehicle to have airflow ride up the design lines more efficiently.

Banshee Power

Dodge outlined the possibilities coming to its EV vehicles with a graphic of the Daytona SRT Concept’s performance tiers. The Banshee itself will have completely different hardware from the base trims, much like the existing SRT lineup–different engines for different trims. Entry-level trims of the Charger Daytona SRT will feature a 400-volt drivetrain, while the Banshee will double that at 800 volts instead. Regarding power outputs, Dodge claims the Daytona will have several outputs, starting with 456 horsepower on the base trim. For a base trim, such an output already exceeds the existing 372 horsepower of the R/T trim and 485 horsepower on the current Scat Pack trim. Dodge didn’t mention any torque figures, but given that it’s an EV, torque is actually readily available. 

Follow University Dodge on social media to stay up to date with the latest Dodge news and offers. Explore the latest Dodge inventory — including the Charger and Challenger models — here at University Dodge. Schedule your test drive today!

Photo Source/Copyright: Stellantis


Posted in Dodge