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Could The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Banshee Be A Good Base For A Modern Magnum?

The Sketch Monkey Seems To Think So...

As the vehicle to return the Dodge brand to HEMI®, rear-wheel drive (RWD) performance after more than 30 years, the 2005 Dodge Magnum shook up the American passenger car segment by using the opportunity to create a vehicle image unlike anything else in the marketplace.

2005 Dodge Magnum RT. (Dodge).

So we weren’t surprised that it didn’t take long, for digital artists to recreate such a vehicle with the recently unveiled Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Banshee. One of those artists, Marouane Bembli (@thesketchmonkey) is a popular YouTuber who loves to critique automotive designs across the auto industry. In his latest video, he transformed the preview of the next-generation Dodge Charger into a modern, electrified take on the Magnum.

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Banshee Concept. (Dodge).

Due to the Charger Daytona SRT Banshee Concept being a two-door, the design is more of a modern-day “shooting brake” rather than a muscle wagon. But nevertheless, it didn’t take much to morph the new Charger design into such a vehicle. The overall shape doesn’t alter the SRT Banshee’s over design and instead fixes that shortened trunk (hatch) area on the new design that people have been talking about.

Another focal point that was changed, was the wheel design. Gone are the sleek-looking Turbine-styled wheels, in favor of the traditional Charger Widebody wheels and tires.

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Banshee “Shooting Brake”. (TheSketchMonkey).

While the likelihood of a newer Magnum seems farfetched, the new Charger Daytona does feature a hatchback design on its own. Something that will more than likely reach production on the four-door model coming at the end of next year. Unfortunately, station wagons seem to be a thing of the past in favor of cookie-cutter crossovers.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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Likely but I expect it to look more like the Airflow

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Certainly not a model for consideration. Personally, my electrification skepticism aside, I am not too impressed with the Charger concept. Seems like a basic design shape that need a great deal of refinement. Doubt we see a two door, though I’d like that choice for Charger. Doubt front end design is practical for a mass production offering. Side desperately needs some interesting styling elements like those cool 1968 or 1971 side scoops. Hopefully Dodge base feedback will produce a better final product. Truthfully must see in person to make a good call. Can someone with computer skills put 1971 side scoops on this so we can see if that works. Bet it does.
Dodge has some tough calls on Charger and Challenger, I’m hoping they do a great job, but the Banshee though very innovative, still is a work in progress.

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