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Dodge unveils electric muscle car with exhaust that mimics roar of a 797-horsepower Hellcat

Dodge unveils electric muscle car with exhaust that mimics roar of a 797-horsepower Hellcat

High horsepower aficionado Dodge has unveiled an electric prototype that mimics the roar of a 797-horsepower Hellcat

Petrolheads try not to self-combust, but high horsepower aficionado Dodge has unveiled an electric prototype that mimics the roar of a 797-horsepower Hellcat by using a ‘Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust’, which is basically just a fancy amplifier. 

The automaker unveiled its Charger Daytona SRT on Wednesday (17 August), and while the vehicle is only in concept stage at the moment, it’s packing some serious heat. 

What’s more, the fully-electric muscle car could be in production as early as 2024, depending on how well it’s received. 

Dodge has unveiled an electric prototype that mimics the roar of a 797-horsepower Hellcat.
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Reviewing the high-tech whip, Insider reported that the Charger Daytona SRT is modelled on Dodge’s iconic Challenger and Charger cars, and at a launch event in Michigan, CEO Tim Kuniskis promised the electric vehicle ‘looks like a Dodge, sounds like a Dodge, and drives like a Dodge’.

As the automobile industry looks to an electric future, one of its biggest challenges is replicating the characteristics of gas-powered cars, but if the Charger Daytona SRT is anything to go by, Dodge has it on lock. 

One of the most impressive components of the Charger Daytona SRT is that it ‘mimics the tell-tale exhaust note of a gas-powered muscle car’.

The ‘Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust’ makes this possible by pushing sound through an amplifier that’s located at the rear of the car, creating a ‘126-decibel roar’ that’s as feisty as the Hellcat’s.

And while the Charger Daytona SRT doesn’t need a gearbox, there’s a built in transmission system called ‘eRupt’ that mimics gear shifts. 

The automaker unveiled its Charger Daytona SRT on Wednesday.
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Anyone looking for a touch of nostalgia will be stoked to hear that an aerodynamic R-wing on the hood of the vehicle is nearly identical to the ones found on Dodge's 1970s model of the same name, and the brand’s three-pointed ‘Fratzog’ badge - used between 1962 and 1976 - will distinguish the model from it’s gas-guzzling siblings. 

Power-wise, the Charger Daytona SRT will run on a 800-volt ‘Banshee’ propulsion system and inside there’ll be a 12.3-inch dash screen and a 3 inch-by-10 inch heads up display. Anyone else salivating?

Twitter was mainly delighted by the design, with one person writing: “I would never have thought that it was possible to get an electric version of this bad boy! Can't wait to see interior. Thanks @Dodge.”

Another echoed: “Man that new Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Banshee looks pretty f*****g good.”

“I dig it. I like that Dodge is taking a different path to electrification that is in tune with their customers,” tweeted a third person, while a fourth added: “Looks super duper cool.”

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Featured Image Credit: YouTube @stellantis North America

Topics: Cars, Electric Cars