Dodge has shown off an electric Charger, so prepare for days of hearing that pun (or weeks). However, what we really want to know right now is how the concept of an audible electric vehicle sounds.
The Dodge Charger Daytona Concept EV, which was just unveiled, is an early look at the automaker’s planned electric performance. Although it has an electric motor (or motors? ), the idea has a Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust system that is meant to make noise.
Thankfully, Stellantis didn’t waste time and released a video of the Charger Daytona Concept EV, which includes running footage. We embedded the video atop this page.
The sound of the Fratzonic EV exhaust is recognisable from the video; it is similar to KITT from Knight Rider but louder and angrier, especially when the throttle is opened. We’re not sure if the sound coming from the view is the EV’s idling sound, but there’s also a deep atmospheric sound.
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The Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust system’s operation has not yet been explained by Dodge. But according to the automaker, it should emit an exhaust noise of up to 126 dB, which is equivalent to the Hellcat V8 operating at full throttle. Dodge says it will be “truly deafening” and a muscle car with “a sound you can’t imagine,” after all.
Dodge has not provided specific performance data, but asserts that the electric concept is faster than the current Hellcat. We still can’t draw any comparisons because the Banshee powertrain’s specifics are still a secret. However, it is identified by badges on the sides that resemble Hellcats.
But there is one certainty. Whatever Dodge has in store for its electric performance future will be distinct from the lineup of EVs currently on the market. The fact that it looks deliciously retro from the outside is just an added bonus, which makes us wish that the majority of the concept’s components are produced.