Again we are not wrong, more than 6 months ago we talked to you in a video about what is now a reality, the Dodge Charger Electric is on the way and Dodge showed it officially, that’s why you can’t miss our content.
Dodge is not quietly entering the world of electric vehicles. We mean that literally, because the Dodge Charger Daytona Concept EV you see here actually has an exhaust system. It’s called the Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust, though it’s not entirely clear if it’s powered by the… Dodge is working hard to establish its electric future as something very different from the competition. And the future is what we are looking at here. Ironically, Dodge is turning hard to its illustrious muscle car past for help, because this Charger Daytona concept is an ode to the classic 1968 to 1970 two-door.
We’ll start with the design, because there’s a lot of retro influence. to appreciate and Dodge offers no information on range, speed or performance, other than to say that this electric concept is faster than a Hellcat. So let’s zoom in on the concept’s wide face and flat hood, which clearly takes cues from the old Charger. But there’s a major twist to the game, because the hood isn’t actually flat at all. It’s deeply scalloped, allowing air to pass through the grille as it passes over what Dodge calls an R-Wing. Yes, the large wing on this Charger Daytona is at the front, which improves downforce and aerodynamic performance.
The more classic Charger influence is seen in the doors, though the flush door handles are a thoroughly modern touch. You won’t find a clip-on fastback with a trunk, though. A hatchback opens to reveal a cavernous space that, with the rear seats folded down, gives this muscle car “unexpected utility and storage capacity.” You’ll also see a curious triangle-shaped badge on the retro-style taillight assembly: that’s the Fratzog badge, originally used on Dodge vehicles during the ’60s and ’70s with no specific meaning. Now, it represents a fusion of the performance past with an electric future.