Dodge’s transition towards its electric next-generation muscle cars has been shrouded in mystery, with limited official information about their upcoming “e-muscle” vehicles. However, some intriguing details have emerged from sources linked to MoparInsiders.com, shedding light on what enthusiasts might anticipate from the new Charger.
The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Banshee Concept gave us a glimpse of a sleek two-door electric muscle car, and insiders reveal that the production model will stay remarkably faithful to this concept, but in a four-door form. The battery-electric Charger will proudly bear the Charger Daytona moniker, while the gasoline-powered variant will retain the name Charger and be equipped with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter “Hurricane6” inline-six-cylinder engine.
In a nod to the aerodynamic Chargers of yesteryears, the Charger Daytona will feature the iconic R-Wing, an essential element of the concept’s design. This functional R-Wing, inspired by the original Charger Daytona’s heritage, facilitates airflow through the front intake where a conventual grille would be, enhancing downforce. The innovative design of the front R-Wing, incorporated into the performance-oriented hood, maintains the brand’s distinctive exterior aesthetics while optimizing aerodynamics.
Adding to the allure of the Charger Daytona, will be a panoramic glass roof. Shown on the concept car, our sources have confirmed it will be offered as an option. The glass roof should be welcoming ambiance for rear seat occupants, who have complained about the view from the back of the current generation car.
Regrettably, it appears that enthusiasts might first witness a Challenger variant before the Charger model emerges. Information from insiders suggests that production for the Challenger iteration could commence as early as June 2024 at the Stellantis Windsor Assembly Plant. On the other hand, the Charger version might enter production around Q3 2024.
The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, scheduled for next month, seems to be the platform where Stellantis could unveil more information. It’s noteworthy that Detroit is the ideal stage for such a reveal, given the close proximity of production sites across the Detroit River in Windsor, Ontario. I guess we will have to wait a bit longer to see if NAIAS could be the event where Dodge reveals more info about its e-muscle car lineup.
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