Automakers are constantly seeking new ways to add emotion and sound to their electric powertrains, and Dodge has taken a unique approach to this challenge with their Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust system. While most battery-electric vehicles are known for their quiet electric motors, the Charger Daytona SRT Banshee Concept produces a powerful 126 dB roar that matches the SRT HELLCAT.
The industry-first Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust system uses an amplifier and tuning chamber located at the rear of the vehicle to create its one-of-a-kind performance sound. It generates a visceral “Dark Matter” sound profile that works in harmony with the new multispeed eRupt transmission, producing a next-generation tactile, bone-shaking, muscle attitude.
Initially, the Fratzonic sound on the Charger Daytona SRT Banshee Concept was too electrified, instead of sounding like a conventional muscle car. However, Dodge’s tuning team made adjustments to the sound mix and presented a new and improved Fratzonic sound at the Concept & Technology garage of the Chicago Auto Show, as demonstrated in the above video. The revised version has a deeper rumble and more low-end, showing progress in the system’s development.
Although the Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust system is still in development and set to be available on the production version of the next-generation Dodge Charger and Challenger in 2024, it has already generated a lot of buzz among automotive enthusiasts.
As the technology continues to evolve, it will be interesting to see how automakers like Dodge, Lamborghini, and Ferrari find new and innovative ways to enhance the sound of electric powertrains and make them more appealing to drivers who enjoy the sound of traditional internal combustion engines (ICEs). As the world shifts towards electrification, efforts to preserve the emotional connection between driver and car through sound will become increasingly important.