Last week, we were in the front row for the unveiling of the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Banshee battery-electric vehicle (BEV) concept at M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan. It was Dodge’s first showing of its intention to take its next-generation muscle cars, as the auto industry continues to move towards electrification.
After seeing the car in person, we can say pictures simply don’t do the car justice. But for most people, it wasn’t the styling but the fact that it’s electric that has a lot of fans upset. Petrolheads were quite upset after the announcement that the next-generation cars will NOT feature HEMI power under the hood. It was a big statement from Dodge considering that Ford has already said it will be bringing a V8 to its new Mustang (S650) lineup in 2024.
But the thought of HEMI power hasn’t stopped the interwebs from thinking outside the box.
Our good friend Oscar Vargas (@wb.artist20) has already released his idea for a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI HELLCAT V8 widebody version of the Charger Daytona SRT Banshee.
“😅 I like the new Charger design but I had to drop a supercharged HEMI in it and added some fender flares while I was at it,” stated Vargas. “And this way you don’t need fake muscle car sounds. Let me know what y’all think!”
We as fans of true American V8 power, love it. What do you all think? Be sure to leave a comment below or on the wb.artist20 Instagram page.