Dodge's electric muscle car is on the way, and the brand wants the world to hear it coming.
Shunning the near-silence of traditional EVs, the Charger Daytona SRT Concept is outfitted with an industry-first exhaust system for an EV, the brand said. The sound, which can reach 126 decibels and is as loud as today's Hellcat-powered vehicles, is sent through an amplifier and tuning chamber at the rear of the vehicle.
Dodge is calling this patent-pending feature the Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust.
Like a "traditional" and "proper" muscle car, the electric concept has an eRupt multi-speed transmission setup with electro-mechanical shifting, Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis said. The PowerShot push-to-pass feature, like that of the upcoming Hornet R/T plug-in hybrid crossover, gives drivers a temporary burst of acceleration.
The concept debuted Wednesday, the final day of product announcements during Dodge's Speed Week at M1 Concourse in suburban Detroit that is previewing the brand's future.
"It looks like a Dodge, sounds like a Dodge and drives like a Dodge," Kuniskis said during a media briefing last week.