Dodge introduced the Charger Daytona SRT Concept back in August, paving the way for the company’s future in electrified muscle cars. It certainly attracted a range of responses, with both lovers and detractors showing the most interest in its Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust system.
We have some disappointing news if you’re one among the people eagerly awaiting the production model of the Charger Daytona SRT. Future Dodge electric muscle cars won’t be able to be tuned by the owner or a third party tuner.
Tim Kuniskis, CEO of Dodge, stated as much in an interview with Carscoops. Dodge put that restriction in place to ensure that buyers would tune their electrified muscle cars properly.
Naturally, alterations to the chassis and bodywork are permitted. Future owners will need to visit their local Dodge dealers, though, to get the most out of their vehicles in terms of more power and improved handling.
There is another explanation for this action, Kuniskis also explained to Carscoops. Dealers will experience income loss throughout the transition to electric vehicles because EVs require less maintenance than their ICE counterparts. The tuning packages installed by the dealer are intended to make up for lost sales.
A new iteration of the Charger Daytona SRT Concept has been unveiled by Dodge at the ongoing SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The vehicle has an 18-inch carbon fibre wheel set, a tri-coat Stryker Red paint job, and a black top.
Dodge has disclosed the 400-volt electric muscle car’s output levels, including 455 horsepower (340 kilowatts), 495 horsepower (370 kW), 535 horsepower (400 kW), 590 horsepower (440 kW), 630 horsepower (470 kW), and 670 horsepower (500 kW). For the top-of-the-line 800-volt SRT Banshee cars, three additional outputs will be available.