Dodge has previewed the electric Charger, and yes we’ll be hearing the pun for days (or weeks). But really, what we want to hear right now is what unthe silent electric vehicle concept sounds like.
Introduced a few hours ago, the Dodge Charger Daytona Concept EV is a preview of the automaker’s future electric performance. Although powered by an electric motor, this concept comes with a Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust system that is supposed to produce sound.
Thankfully, Stellantis wasted no time and released a video of the Charger Daytona Concept EV, which includes footage of the run. We embed the video at the top of this page.
From the video, the Fratzonic EV exhaust makes a familiar sound – sounds like a KITT from knight rider but stronger and angrier. We’re not sure if it’s the EV’s idling sound but there’s a deep atmospheric sound as the recording goes on.
Dodge has not detailed how the Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust system works at this time. However, the automaker says that it should produce up to 126 dB of exhaust noise, which should be as loud as when you open the throttle of the Hellcat V8. After all, Dodge described it as “absolutely deafening” and a muscle car that would make “noises you can’t imagine.”
As for performance, Dodge has yet to give exact figures but claims the electric concept is faster than the outgoing Hellcat. Details of the Banshee’s powertrain are also kept under wraps, so we still can’t make any comparisons.
However, one thing is certain. Whatever Dodge cooks with its electric performance in the future, it will be different from the current list of EVs on sale right now. The scrumptious retro look on the outside is just a bonus, which leads us to expect most elements of the concept to reach production.