Toronto, Ontario — As the beloved model winds down its long-standing production run, engineers at Dodge are ensuring that a particular electric-powered Charger concept model sends the iconic muscle car off with the roar it deserves—even if it requires some help from an amplifier or two.
“It looks like a Dodge, sounds like a Dodge and drives like a Dodge,” said Dodge CEO, Tim Kuniskis, at a press conference last week.
He was referring to the newly announced Charger Daytona SRT Concept—a high-performance electric-powered muscle car that grabs attention in ways a Prius driver could only dream of, boasting an industry-first EV exhaust system that can reach up to 126 decibels.
The company is referring to this tech, which is allegedly about as loud as a Hellcat engine, as “Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust.”
Kuniskis made the announcement during Dodge’s Speed Week in Detroit, Mich., alluding to the Daytona as being the new torchbearer for the Charger name, as current-generation Charger and Challenger models face the chopping block at the end of 2023.
As far as body design for the Daytona model goes, the car features a patent-pending R-Wing on the front end that allows air to flow through the front opening, enhancing downforce.
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