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Watch Dodge Reveal Charger Daytona EV Concept (Speed Week Presentation)

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At Speed Week 2022, Dodge debuts its all-new muscle car, the Charger Daytona SRT EV concept.

This is the eevee that you didn’t see coming but you’ll definitely hear it coming yeah we just went all electric guilty as charged we still have our rights the right to remain loud the right to be irrational the right to break form and push people’s buttons we have the right to dodge convention see what i did there and we have the god given right to save the

Muscle car so go ahead sentence us to life without reason and throw away the keys we don’t need keys all muscle all electric wow so wow wow foreign oh wow this is the charger daytona srt banshee and because it’s a dodge bev it will be an assault and battery on convention like i said when we started is a very simple formula look like a dodge

Sound like a dodge and drive like a dodge the first challenge was to make a muscle car aerodynamic now lucky for us we did this over 50 years ago so successfully in fact that we were banned from racing the original charger daytona was legendary for the way it pushed air around its nose cone and through its tail this daytona will be legendary for the r-wing

Pass-through that you see here now those of you in the know probably already spotted the fratzog logo up front that’s a clue that we’re doing something that only dodge can do and our patent lawyers will remind you all of that now how about that r wing it looks really cool right and the tie back to the daytona nascar is great but does it actually work is this

The slipperiest car in the world nope and that’s okay we don’t care we’re willing to give up some range to look badass but it’s a huge leap forward from where we are today now it’s a concept so i can’t share with you the exact number the exact numbers but to put it into context think of the aero drag of the 1934 airflow this is the industry’s first aero car

Then fast forward nearly 100 years to today’s car the wide-body charger the arrow of today’s car is 25 percent better than that car our target for this daytona is to improve another 25 from today’s car that’s a hundred years of aero progress in a single generation not bad and still bad ass next it had to sound like a dodge the charger daytona isn’t just going

To be remembered because of the looks it’s going to be remembered because it’s been amplified by its patented sound chamber while other evs are focused on keeping quiet we amplified ours thanks to the patented frat sonic chambered exhaust the output is going to be as visceral as those that came before it 126 decibels of output how loud is that that’s hellcat

Loud that’s tower fly by spill your coffee loud this bev exhaust guarantees that dodge will never go quietly i don’t care if it’s an ev if it’s a dodge it needs a loud pedal and the charger daytona has the first one ever but what you really want to know is can the daytona do more than look good and wake up your neighbors can it perform like a true muscle car

Look everybody knows evs are fast even the boring ones are quick the instantaneous torque is impossible to deny but the visceral experience of a muscle car is more than that it’s more chainsaw than it is cordless drill so we made sure that the driving experience will be marked with familiar dodge attributes the typical single speed transmission in a bev super

Efficient but we know that part of what makes a dodgy dodge is the way our power throws your shoulders into the seat back at shift points so our engineers designed the new erupt system it is a multi-speed transmission with an electromechanical shifting experience that’s pure dodge how unique yeah that’s also patented at every opportunity we use this new tech

To make a muscle car a better muscle car now you’re all going to ask me so i’m going to get it out of the way what about the power yeah i’m not going to tell you that yet but what i can tell you is it will share another very familiar dodge exclusive direct connection the charger daytona will launch with three power levels all the way up to the 800 volt banshee

System but we’re also developing nine power levels through direct connection you have nine total power levels on this car and all of those power levels will come standard with our exclusive power shot push to pass system direct connection is also going to allow our drivers to unlock the features that they want like a slam mode drift mode drag mode and yep even

A donut mode and finally remember where i started probably forgot already no one wants cars because everyone is now used to the in demands the utility and all other capability of the uv our designers and engineers raised the bar there as well the daytona is adaptable on the inside as well the combination of the massive rear hatch it’s hard to tell it’s there but

It’s a massive rear hatch and folding flat seats make this dodge eevee play more like a dodge uv and with all-wheel drive that has not just all-weather capability but increases performance substantially look here’s the facts we didn’t ask for the rules to change we didn’t want them to change but they did and we can try to outrun them but that would be a nine

Second pass straight into extinction or we can do what we did read their rules study their rules find their gray areas then unleash the banshee now trust me this is not the ev that they want you to have this is the way dodge does evs

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Watch Dodge Reveal Charger Daytona EV Concept! (Speed Week Presentation) By CNET Highlights