The winds of change are blowing hard, and the days of the big V-8 muscle car are just about done, which means the Dodge brand, makers of the Challenger and Charger that offer multiple V-8 engines, has a serious problem to solve. The push for electrification of the world’s automobiles is accelerating, and, as such, Dodge has announced the Challenger coupe and Charger sedan will stop production at the end of 2023, marking the end of Dodge’s powerful V-8 sports cars and the beginning of a new era of electrification. But what exactly will an electric Dodge muscle car look like?
Well, wonder no more: This is it, the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept.
This Charger concept is the electric car for Dodge-brand loyalists who wouldn’t be caught dead in a soulless, spartan, jellybean-styled Tesla Model S. Dodge hasn’t released full details of things like the powertrain, range or even horsepower numbers, meaning the Charger Daytona SRT Concept isn’t exactly what we’ll be seeing in 2024 to replace the Charger and Challenger in Dodge showrooms. But according to Dodge brand head Tim Kuniskis, “This is not a science project.” This is largely what we can expect to see replacing Dodge’s popular muscle car duo, as much a sneak peek into what’s coming as it is a concept car interest-grabber.
So, what makes the Charger Daytona SRT Concept so unusual? There are three completely unique patented features in the concept, all of which “are producible,” according to Kuniskis, which will help create the world’s first American electric muscle car.