We don’t know a lot about the 2023 Charger Daytona SRT,
Dodge’sfirst “eMuscle” electric sports car yet. But the automaker did showcase the car at its Speed Week event in August—and it looks good.
Inspired by the classic two-door Daytona that debuted in 1968, the electric vehicle’s body definitely has
muscle car fansin mind. But don’t let that make you think this car’s stuck in the past. A few design details plant the EV firmly in the 2020s.
Oldschool meets new in the 2023 Daytona SRT
All muscle car nameplates mix
nostalgiawith the performance standards of today, and the Dodge Charger is no different. It isn’t hard to spot the similarities between current models and the Chargers of the 1960s and ‘70s.
As Dodge transitions the car into an EV, that philosophy will remain more than you might expect. Beyond the ‘68-inspired shell,
Motor1says the car wears the company’s Fratzog emblem from the same era.
It will even sport an “eRupt” multi-gear transmission and “Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust,” both of which are mechanically unnecessary but help maintain the car’s “muscle” heritage.
A few modern design touches help bring the Charger EV into the brand’s present and future. An “R-Wing” sits on top of the car’s grille to increase downforce, and the interior layout has more similarities to current models than anything from the brand’s back catalog.
What we don’t know about the 2023 Daytona SRT
Dodge showed off its first
eMuscleconcept in August, sharing promo photos of the Charger Daytona and rolling the car out to present its look—and sound—to attendees.
Dodge described how the sound-making tailpipes work, with their airpulse-initiated baffles and chambers making up to 126 decibels of noise—as
loudas a Hellcat. The company explained how artificial transmission will offer multiple speeds and even a push-button power booster.
What Dodge did not release was hard performance and price numbers. While it was promised to be faster than the Challenger Hellcat—Dodge’s fastest model right now—specific details about horsepower and torque weren’t shared.
The biggest elephant left in the room, though, was the EV’s price. Nothing was mentioned at all concerning an MSRP for the vehicle.
Based on its position alongside the gas Charger and the Challenger, one can safely assume it won’t manage to stay under the tax credit cutoff of $55,000 for sedans.
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