What Kind Of Horsepower Will The New Dodge eMuscle Cars Produce?

Will Be The First Dodge To Break 1,000 HP From The Factory...

Since the unveiling of the all-new Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Banshee Concept, we have been flooded with questions about Dodge’s new eMuscle car.

Although the SRT Banshee was just a concept car, it does hint at a strong direction of where the production vehicle is headed.

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Banshee Concept. (Dodge).

Based on the STLA Large architecture, the new Challenger (LB) and Charger (LF) should be very similar in dimensions to the current cars. We saw this in person at the unveiling, as the SRT Banshee had plenty of room for full-sized adults in its backseats.

Now, while the Charger Daytona SRT Banshee Concept is a two-door, don’t expect that to make it into production. You can see from the side profile, that the car features a roof line destined to be a sedan. We do expect the overall shape of the Charger to make it to production, with a few tweaks here and there.

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Banshee Concept. (Dodge).

But one of the more popular questions we have been asked is what kind of power will the car have once it reaches to market? 

We have talked about the two internal combustion engine (ICE) offerings in a recent post. But for a while now, we have been saying that the new L-series cars will feature three different levels of power. This was something confirmed by Dodge CEO, Tim Kuniskis at the unveiling. Thanks to our sources, we are hearing that Dodge has targeted 550 horsepower, 850 horsepower, and 1,050 horsepower levels to be offered right off the showroom floor.

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Banshee Concept. (Dodge).

The cars will be offered in both rear-wheel drive (RWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD). We believe that the 550 horsepower variant will be the only power level to be offered with RWD. This would follow the previous Tesla formula for the Model S, allowing for a more affordable offering for those who are cost conscience about the switch to electric vehicles (EVs).

While those power levels sound amazing, Kuniskis explained that through Mopar’s Direct Connection program, a total of nine different levels of power are possible. We expect those power levels to be like “Stage Kits”, and give each of the three variants of stock output, two additional levels of power. The Direct Connection program, should work via over-the-air (OTA) updates to the car and can be bought similar to how Tesla operates its performance upgrades.

We expect to learn more about the OTA updates and power level upgrade outputs, closer to the vehicle’s production date. 

2023 Maserati GranTurismo Folgore Prototype. (Maserati).

Being a product of Stellantis and using three corporate electric drive modules (EDMs), Maserati has announced that the GranTurismo Folgore will have an output of 1,200 horsepower with AWD. We wouldn’t be surprised if the same output will be capable thanks to a Direct Connection upgrade broke the news that both of the next-generation muscle cars will be scheduled for production at the Windsor Assembly Plant in Windsor, Ontario in late 2023. The Brampton Assembly Plant which will build the current-generation cars will continue to produce them until December 2023. After that point, the plant will be retooled to be another new electrified product, according to Stellantis.

Mike Volkmann

Michael Volkmann, a mechanical engineer in the steel industry, autocrossed and road-raced Neons. Michael has drag raced his 1971 Duster 340, 2015 Dodge Charger SRT392, 2009 Challenger R/T, and Neons, of which he’s owned seven — one SRT4, three ACRs, and three Sport Coupes.

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