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2024 Dodge Charger Daytona delivers on EV muscle automobile hype

2024 Dodge Charger Daytona delivers on EV muscle automobile hype


About 18 months in the past, Dodge confirmed off a wild Charger Daytona SRT Idea meant to ease the muscle automobile model’s shift from its V-8 previous to its electrical future. Massive guarantees have been made to hold on the spirit of combustion in an electrical package deal, from a man-made exhaust word to a multi-speed transmission and different oddities for an EV, together with a trendy however curious entrance wing.

It seems that wasn’t simply idea bluster from a efficiency model in transition. The idea was just about the 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona that debuted on Tuesday, besides there will even be a gasoline model referred to as the Charger Sixpack.

2024 Dodge Charger Daytona

2024 Dodge Charger Daytona

“That was the manufacturing automobile hiding in plain sight,” Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis informed media assembled at a preview final week. “We needed to inform that brotherhood what we have been doing—they wanted that soak time—how we have been going to method electrified efficiency earlier than anybody else.”

The outcome, on paper and in particular person, is as spectacular because the idea. 

The important thing attribute carrying over from the idea is what Dodge calls the R-Wing bridging the nostril. It’s an “air impartial” function over a nostril that dips down so low as to decrease the coefficient of drag. The wing creates a boxy body underscored by skinny daytime working gentle throughout the size of the face earlier than curling up towards the wing. With out it, the nostril would mimic the prodigious proboscis of its inspiration, the 1968 Dodge Charger Daytona with the large nosecone and the 23-inch tall rear wing. 

2024 Dodge Charger Daytona

2024 Dodge Charger Daytona

The visible width of the entrance and rear, with its signature racetrack rectangular lighting, is just not an phantasm. At 79.8 inches (with out mirrors), it’s almost 5 inches wider than the 2023 Dodge Charger. “It’s one of many widest automobiles on the street wanting duallie vehicles to cowl these large tires,” head of Dodge design Scott Krugger stated. The usual wheels on the bottom R/T are 18 inches in diameter, however the staggered tires on the Observe Bundle unique to the Scat Pack encompass Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 305/35ZR20s up entrance on 11-inch broad wheels and 325s on 11.5-inch broad wheels in again.

That package deal additionally contains the biggest brake setup ever provided on a manufacturing facility Dodge with 6-piston Brembo calipers up entrance and 4-piston calipers in again clamping down on 16.0-inch rotors entrance and rear. It appears vital for a automobile weighing 5,838 kilos and rocketing to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds.

2024 Dodge Charger Daytona

2024 Dodge Charger Daytona

2024 Dodge Daytona energy and specs

“We’re gonna displace superchargers and substitute them with kilowatts and Energy Pictures,” Kuniskis stated. “The final word performer goes to be the Banshee (late in 2025) however we’re gonna have the bridge of ICE in there within the meantime.” 

That’s proper, a Charger powered by an inside combustion engine will return, nevertheless it gained’t be a V-8. A twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-6 with a alternative of 420 hp or 550 hp will arrive within the first quarter of 2025 because the Charger Sixpack adopting the Hurricane engine utilized in Jeep and Ram merchandise.  

The battery electrical variations—badged Charger Daytona—arrive first, this summer time, and are anticipated to steer the cost in gross sales. 

Daytona fashions use a 100.5-kwh (93.5-kwh usable) lithium-ion battery pack serving two drive items with 250-kw everlasting magnet synchronous motors, one for every axle for traditional all-wheel drive. 

For the launch 12 months, Dodge contains its Energy Shot improve that gives an additional 40 hp of burst for 15-second intervals. It’s a scorching button on the steering wheel to make use of once you don’t need to fiddle with the drive mode button on the other facet of the wheel. It requires 30-second breathers between bursts. 

Subsequent 12 months, the Energy Shot will value further, and to be clear, Dodge manufacturers it the Direct Connection Stage 1 (R/T) or Stage 2 (Scat Pack) improve equipment. That brings the whole output of the Charger Daytona R/T equipment to 496 hp and 404 lb-ft of torque. Dodge estimates a 0-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds, a quarter-mile of 13.1 seconds, and a prime velocity of 137 mph. 

The Daytona Scat Pack boosts output to 670 hp and 627 lb-ft. It specs out to a 0-60 mph time of three.3 seconds, a quarter-mile of 11.5 seconds, and a prime velocity of 134 mph.

The predecessor’s R/T and Scat Pack fashions had a 0-60 mph time of 4.3 seconds. 

2024 Dodge Charger Daytona

2024 Dodge Charger Daytona

What about vary and effectivity?

“I don’t care,” Kuniskis stated. “It’s not designed to get you 500 miles of vary. That is designed to be the final word efficiency automobile till we come out with the Banshee, in fact.”

But, the Charger Daytona isn’t any slouch on the subject of vary. The R/T is EPA-estimated at 317 miles of vary with 20-inch wheels. The Scat Pack charges at 260 miles, so long as you lay off the Energy Shot. 

Solely the Daytona Banshee anticipated in late 2025 could have the 2-speed transmission Dodge teased with the idea. 

The Charger Daytona R/T and Scat Pack have three ranges of regenerative braking through paddle shifters, however no one-pedal drive mode. There’s a launch management perform, in fact. 

The entrance drive unit has a disconnect to chop energy to the wheels and enhance vary and effectivity, whereas the rear unit has a mechanical limited-slip differential for higher traction out of corners. Drive modes embrace the standard suspects, whereas Scat Packs get Drag, Drift, and Donut modes that minimize or restrict energy to the entrance axle and neuter the traction management system. The Scat Pack Observe Pack provides adaptive dampers to the multi-link entrance and rear suspensions, and in Drift mode the entrance dampers go tender and the rear dampers ratchet as much as the stiffest setting to induce oversteer. 

It additionally has an exhaust system, kind of. The chambered Fratzonic exhaust makes use of audio system beneath the physique which are amplified by resonators, like a muffler resonator, then piped out of the exhaust. It’s augmented by electronics inside, and makes what Dodge calls “Hellcat ranges of sound.” It might vibrate the automobile like a V-8, or be silenced in stealth mode.

For the primary spherical of Charger Daytonas, the 400-volt structure helps a peak DC fast-charge price of 183 kw, enabling a 20-80% state of cost in about 28 minutes. At residence on a Stage 2 240-volt connection, the Daytona’s 11-kw onboard charger replenishes the battery from 5-80% in about seven hours. In 2025, Dodge house owners could have entry to Tesla’s Supercharger community. 

2024 Dodge Charger Daytona

2024 Dodge Charger Daytona

How massive is the 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona?

Using Stellantis’ STLA Massive multi-energy platform, the Dodge Charger Daytona occupies a bigger footprint than the previous Charger, and starting in 2025, the three-door hatchback shall be complemented by a five-door possibility that regarded particularly placing on show in Peel Out orange, although the prototype lacked rear seats.  

The 2024 Charger Daytona extends half-a-foot longer than the outgoing gasoline Charger to 206.6 inches, and it has a 121-inch wheelbase (1.0 inch longer than its predecessor). It doesn’t translate to that rather more room for passengers, although cargo room will increase significantly because of the hatch as an alternative of a trunk, 133% extra, in line with Dodge. There’s a shallow however lengthy 23.0 cubic ft of area within the hatch, which has a hidden flooring, and patrons will be capable to fold down the 60:40-split rear seats to open up a crossover-like 38.5 cubic ft of area, roomy sufficient to suit a set of 4 monitor tires, Dodge urged.

The rear seats is perhaps greatest folded down, a minimum of for taller individuals. Up entrance, headroom is ample, even with the out there fixed-glass roof, however in again, it might crimp the stream of 6-footers. Rear legroom of 37.2 inches matches most compact crossovers, so it’s cheap to suit 4 passengers within the three-door mannequin. For the reason that five-door mannequin simply strikes the B-pillars up, we count on it is going to be comfortable in again for bigger individuals.  

The Charger Daytona is an inch taller than its predecessor at 59.0 inches, and the bottom clearance will increase from 5.2 to five.6 inches, however that’s to deal with the massive battery pack within the flooring. 

2024 Dodge Charger Daytona

2024 Dodge Charger Daytona

How a lot is the 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona?

We gained’t know till nearer its summer time launch date, however we count on the Daytona R/T to value about $55,000 and the Scat Pack to return in round $70,000. Battery manufacturing is predicted to maneuver from Korea to Kokomo, Ind., in 2025, so the electrical muscle automobile made in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, then ought to qualify for the federal EV tax credit score.



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