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All-Electric Dodge Charger Daytona Leaked Before Reveal

After a year and a half wait, Dodge will finally reveal the all-new, all-electric Dodge Charger Daytona later this morning. While Dodge has kept everything close to the chest, a leak of what appears to be from the reveal video that we will see at 11:00 a.m. EDT / 8:00 a.m. PDT has made its way onto social media, giving us a preview of what to expect from today’s reveal. For the past several months, Dodge has been teasing us with a new two-door replacement for the outgoing Challenger. However, Dodge, it appears, will also give us our first look … (read full article...)

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I know everyone here loves your ICE, but I had the opportunity to drive a Bolt the other day. I was so impressed with how the car responded to the pedal and the torque. Range envy and charging time aside, that experience coupled with what was suggested in the video above, could make for one heck of an experience with these vehicles.

No matter your fanboy liking, green or black, you will see what you want to see (or don't want to see) in anything above. Just hold full judgement until you are in the driver seat.

I can see a new crackdown on peel-outs coming in the near future, and some calling for a tire tax to help fund road repairs...
I’m sold on the Ramcharger. For a truck I think it’s a perfect option and absolutely viable. But that usage is not the same as a muscle car. That’s my hang up.

I also have a hard time with things being crammed down my throat as I have to accept. Wish they would have offered V8, I6, and electric and seen what the market said. The pro-electric bunch loses a lot because they are largely single track, my way kind of thinking.
 

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I’m sold on the Ramcharger. For a truck I think it’s a perfect option and absolutely viable. But that usage is not the same as a muscle car. That’s my hang up.

I also have a hard time with things being crammed down my throat as I have to accept. Wish they would have offered V8, I6, and electric and seen what the market said. The pro-electric bunch loses a lot because they are largely single track, my way kind of thinking.
fines for the V8 are already at $3000 and escalating. Punitive by MY 28' for half the Country. I get the market driven solutions should be first but, at this point it is what it is.

Thing is the V8 is solution driven at this point because Straight 6 is better across the board.
 

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fines for the V8 are already at $3000 and escalating. Punitive by MY 28' for half the Country. I get the market driven solutions should be first but, at this point it is what it is.

Thing is the V8 is solution driven at this point because Straight 6 is better across the board.
Will have to wait for the aftermarket support. Otherwise, it’s a Hellcat swap.
 

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“Better” remains to be seen. On paper, sure. We will see if they manage to avoid the turbo failure of the blue oval camp, which is a known fail point.

Also, be interesting to see what the AWD can take. Can it hold up to four digits?
 

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I’m sold on the Ramcharger. For a truck I think it’s a perfect option and absolutely viable. But that usage is not the same as a muscle car. That’s my hang up.

I also have a hard time with things being crammed down my throat as I have to accept. Wish they would have offered V8, I6, and electric and seen what the market said. The pro-electric bunch loses a lot because they are largely single track, my way kind of thinking.
Yes, evidence seems to suggest there is a measurable footprint that is resistive to having some autonomy pulled away from them on what kind of power plant to use in their vehicle. I imagine that measurable footprint is highly represented in this forum. What I don't know, beacuse I don't frequent such forums, is is there an equally measurable sized footprint that is eager to have the BEV experience. Moreover, there is the ignorant of us who have no idea what the experience is and can't say one way or another.


Personally, I know my biases are toward being an early adopter, and embracing constant learning and exploration. That tends to make be more eager to try something new and not hold on the cheese with my cold dead hands. I sometimes get hurt and adopt a failure, however for me I found that early adoption makes me embrace change with a higher amount of of influence and engagement over trying to scour ebay for the used 8track parts.

The Z factors are F.U.D. , fake news, peer pressure, and government regulation. I have autonomy to directly control three of the four and have influence on the one.

All this said (trying to keep it political free) Dodge (although their release as tougue-n-cheek political ) did something forward looking and tied into their past. Business school students will have a case study on this - and it will either be seen as a Steve Jobs iMac story, or a Bill Knaps this is WOW story. It is not a story about Dodge just withering away over time due to doing the same thing they have done in the past and expecting something to get better.
 

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6-Pack baby....

NICE Cars LOOKS GREAT!!!!!!
First post back after actually giving a damn to log back in has to be with these cars.

The model is designed amazingly. Powertrains are a heck of a gamble, but seems obvious they'll see some success with the Sixpack cars, so long as they don't price them to the moon.
Daytona EVs showed up overall as expected with the concept styling, HP numbers and the..somewhat, kinda, sorta better 'exhaust'. Only I didn't expect a four door (nor the ICE cars honestly), nor for the R/T and Scat Pack to carry over to these (R.I.P 340 and 440, turned out to be placeholders!). And knowing what the platform is capable of, almost sure the Banshee will at least have a great bark against the Plaid.

I do wonder about one thing: the advertising.
This video threw a couple of punches against the would be Model 3/S, Ioniq 6 'melted jelly bean' buyers they should be trying to convince with this. Not too many Mopar aficionados are gonna line up for Daytonas, I reckon.
 

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A beautiful car, not quite traditional muscle car but certainly a performance vehicle that will appeal to many. The elephant in the room...Electric only.
Let’s face it, all electric is being rejected in mass and the Daytona, at best, will be a niche model. Let’s get that Hurricane front and center ASAP.
 

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A beautiful car, not quite traditional muscle car but certainly a performance vehicle that will appeal to many. The elephant in the room...Electric only.
Let’s face it, all electric is being rejected in mass and the Daytona, at best, will be a niche model. Let’s get that Hurricane front and center ASAP.
In the face of consumers fighting back until conditions are better, which could take a fat long while, and Elons continuous mistakes putting EV adoption into question, the chances of the Daytona having much meaningful impact has certainly slimed. It potentially explains certain odd things about the Sixpacks introduction (only one render for press photos, the whole video having junk animation), hella last minute when you consider the 4-door was given a bit more spotlight. In the last 12 or so months Dodge probably realized they were gonna need to roll this one out at the same time so people aren't immediately looking the other way instead of surprising people like I feel they wanted to.

The front of the Sixpack looks a tad messy compared to the Daytona, like the lower bits of an LX Charger just slapped onto the EV front end. Definitely a face I'm gonna have to get used to in the next 3 years.
 

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