This week at SEMA, clever thing painted the Charger Daytona SRT Concept to convince car enthusiasts of the upcoming electric cars. As the first electric car with an exhaust system, the electric muscle car attracted a lot of attention. The Charger Daytona SRT Banshee Concept is an early look at the car’s drag race configuration.
Dodge Direct Connection’s aftermarket division will also provide power improvements. In addition, on Tuesday, the first day of the SEMA show, Dodge revealed potential power figures.
The all-electric model, with aftermarket wheels and a refreshing skin of Stryker Red paint, is likely a taste of an upcoming production vehicle. For their range of V8 engines, the new electric vehicle will take the place of the much-loved Challenger coupe and Charger sedan.
The manufacturer showed three different battery electric power levels along with two degrees of Dodge Direct Connection performance improvements for each power level. While it’s currently just a nickname for a concept car, it’s reasonable to assume that the electric car on display will soon enter production.
Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept Stryker Red Paint Job Reminiscent of Dodge Viper
Horsepower numbers may stand out, but a red muscle vehicle in a showroom will tempt you to take another look. The concept has undergone the most dramatic visual change from a dark gray to a much bolder Stryker Red.
If you’re competing with the lights on the Strip, it makes sense to be dramatic and flashy. At SEMA, the new three-layer Stryker Red paint on the Charger was shown during SEMA. The Dodge Viper was last seen with its three-coat red paint job in the mid-2010s.
It rides on 305mm radial tires mounted on 18-inch wheels with central locking and carbon fiber rims. This helps the lightweight of the wheel increase the moment of inertia as the power allows them to spin faster. Dodge has also teased a range of nine unique paint colors, nine different wheel combinations, and nine performance and Direct Connection improvements to SEMA.
Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept Electric Powertrain With Performance Upgrades
This demonstration car will be billed as Banshee with the eStage 2 package. A configuration that is sure to create devastating horsepower numbers. The horsepower stats can serve as a preview of the final production Charger Daytona SRT EV. The suspected successor to the Dodge Hellcat will reportedly have an 800-volt architecture. So if the 400 volt readings are any indicator, the power levels will likely be extremely high.
The 400V cars will have six power output options, while the Banshee 800V variants will have just three. However, Dodge isn’t ready to reveal them in full just yet. The 400-volt system has six powertrain outputs that have been made public. An option above that, the 340kW model, delivers 456 hp and the 440 kW variant 590 hp.
In addition, each will receive two performance improvements for the Dodge Direct Connection. The base configuration of 340 kW with upgrades to eStage 1 and eStage 2 increases power to 370 kW (495 hp) and 400 kW (535 hp), respectively. The 440 kW model, with upgrades to eStage 1 and eStage 2, increases power to 470 kW (630 hp) and 500 kW (670 hp), respectively.
Dodge has not disclosed much about the 800V Banshee Powertrain, but it will be announced at a future date. The 800V Banshee powertrain kit will improve the performance of the Direct Connection.
We predict that the Banshee powertrain at the highest level could reach numbers in excess of 1000 horsepower. Considering that the most powerful configuration of the 400V electrical system can produce 670 horsepower. To access the performance boost, the performance boost vehicles have a “crystal” key that fits into the dashboard. An Aston Martin-esque approach.
Dodge approach to its new exhaust note and customization options
To appeal to muscle car enthusiasts mourning the loss of a V8 Dodge’s exhaust note, Dodge claims it would also survey attendees about the sound of the concept’s “Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust,” a artificial sound generator. Which Dodge cites as the first BEV exhaust system ever made.
Dodge urges people to listen and share their thoughts on the exhaust note to achieve this. Exhaust produces replicated engine noises up to 126 decibels. Making the transition from gas to electric easier for muscle car enthusiasts. According to Dodge, the sound of the car has been changed “1000 times” by the engineers.
In addition, third parties cannot change the manufacturing model. To make up for lost revenue from low maintenance on electric vehicles, Dodge plans to keep control of the Charger’s customization options and will provide dealer-installed tuning kits. You can still make your own decisions about chassis and body modifications.
Sources: Stellantis, Dodge