Dodge teases concept for its Charger Daytona SRT electric vehicle

After Dodge announced the discontinuation of its gas-powered muscle cars, CEO Tim Kuniskis unveiled the redesigned vehicle.

WASHINGTON — Dodge’s gas-guzzling muscle cars, the Challenger and Charger, had a signature roar. Now its newly designed electric vehicle will be as loud as its predecessors.

On Wednesday, Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis presented the concept for his future Charger Daytona SRT, which is fully electric. After announcing that the automaker would be discontinuing its gas-powered muscle cars, enthusiasts wondered how the car will be different.

“We think we’re going to launch a car that customers didn’t see coming,” Kuniskis said in the presentation. “But you’ll definitely hear this one coming.”

The concept car debuted at the launch with a loud roar that Dodge says can reach up to 126 decibels. This is in stark contrast to most electric cars on the market, which are traditionally quiet.

Dodge also announced that the future muscle car will have a multi-speed transmission, as opposed to the traditional single-speed transmissions found in other electric vehicles. With its redesign, Dodge intends to emulate the experiences and sensations of its traditional muscle cars.

Kuniskis didn’t mention how much the car will cost when it goes on sale in 2024.

On Monday, Dodge announced that it would bid farewell to its iconic muscle cars in a big way. The special 2023 Charger and Challenger models will all feature a “Last Call” plaque under the hood to commemorate their history.

“We’re celebrating the end of an era — and the beginning of a bright new electrified future — by remaining true to our brand,” said Tim Kuniskis, chief executive officer of the Dodge brand, in the press release.

According to the announcement, six of the seven “heritage models” are intended to bridge a connection to earlier models of muscle cars.

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Alley Einstein

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