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.
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.
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.
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.