2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Makes Official Debut with 670hp!

The all-electric 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona has officially debuted, boasting a 400-volt system and a 100.5kWh battery capable of generating up to 670hp. Set to go on sale later this year, the electric muscle car promises impressive performance metrics, including a 0–100km/h acceleration in 3.3 seconds and a quarter-mile time of just over 11 seconds. Gone are the traditional V8 engines, replaced instead by dual electric motors and a unique feature: external speakers that produce a simulated engine noise.

Dodge’s foray into electric vehicles has been anticipated since the unveiling of the Charger Daytona SRT concept nearly two years ago. Despite some industry hesitance towards electric vehicles, Dodge remains committed to its electrification plans, as announced by CEO Tim Kuniskis three years ago.

The electric Charger will be available in two trims: R/T and Scat Pack, with both two-door coupe and four-door sedan versions. Additionally, Dodge plans to release a refreshed internal-combustion engine Charger next year, alongside a performance variant of the electric Charger Daytona called the Banshee.

The car’s design prioritises power over range, with the R/T offering 456hp (496 with a Power Shot) and the Scat Pack delivering 630hp (670 with the Power Shot). However, the increased power comes at the cost of range, with the Scat Pack offering an EPA estimated distance of 418km compared to the R/T’s 510km.

Built on the STLA Large platform, the Charger EV features a 100.5kWh battery with a usable capacity of 93.9kWh. The vehicle supports DC fast charging at up to 183kW, with charging times ranging from 32.5 to 52.4 minutes depending on the charger’s capacity.

The Charger EV comes standard with Direct Connection stage kits, offering additional power beyond factory settings. The vehicle also features large Brembo brakes and various drive modes tailored for different driving conditions.

One distinctive feature of the Charger Daytona is its simulated engine noise, emitted through external speakers. The noise intensity increases with acceleration, providing an auditory experience reminiscent of traditional muscle cars.

Despite the shift towards electrification, Dodge remains committed to its legacy of high-performance vehicles, offering a blend of tradition and innovation in its electric offerings.

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