It’s no secret that Dodge has been pretty busy recently, all in order to make the transition from ICE muscle cars to the all-electric muscle car in the best way. The 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona had a premiere, in a concept form, already in August 2022, while the second presentation took place at the recent LA Auto Show. The second presentation brought minimal revisions, so it’s pretty much for sure that the development is in an advanced stage and that the production model won’t look much different.
Therefore, we are pretty sure we know what to expect from the all-electric muscle cars. Of course, the new drivetrain will be the core of the new model, but you may count on plenty of interesting designs and technical solutions that will enhance the driving experience of an electric car. Furthermore, you may also count on a pretty exciting design.
The latest rumors suggest that the production could start late this year, or in early 2024.
2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Design
Although with a legendary nameplate, with an excellent pedigree in the muscle car world, the 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona will be a completely new model. For the first time, we will see a muscle car with an all-electric drivetrain and for that occasion, the company developed a completely new platform, dedicated to electric vehicles.
Of course, the new architecture meets the latest standards regarding electrification, whether it’s about battery performance or other components. Still, the more interesting thing about this model is the styling, which will follow the path of the previous generation. It looks like the Charger is getting back to its roots and will once again feature a 2-door coupe layout. That’s exactly what we saw from the concept version, which brings that old-school Charger flavor but combines a lot of modern details as well.
We even managed to take a quick look at the Charger’s interior and one thing is for sure – it won’t follow the latest EV trends, which are about simplistic, futuristic dashboard designs, with minimalistic layout and massive screen on the center stack. Instead, the 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona will feature a dashboard design that is similar to conventional cars, with a more creative aesthetical approach, but also with all kinds of advanced tech features.
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona will feature a 2-door coupe design. On the inside, we will see a two-row configuration and if we consider the model’s size, there’s no doubt that the second row will be very spacious and comfortable. We expect to see the generous cargo area as well.
2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Drivetrain and Battery
We have finally come to the most interesting aspect of the 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona. From what we know so far, there will be at least three configurations on offer. The base model will carry the 340 badges and it will come with a setup that puts out around 455 horsepower. The 440 models will be a mid-range version, with a total power of 590 horsepower. Finally, we are about to see SRT Banshee, but its power figures are yet to be announced.
All models will feature an 800-volt battery architecture, with fast charging speeds and a respectable range. Although the exact numbers are still unavailable, the company claims that certain versions will be able to make 500 miles on a single charge.
Still, the power won’t be the only thing about the 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona. This model will offer much more than a typical EV. It will offer a complete driving experience, thanks to the use of a multi-geared automatic transmission, something that’s completely unnecessary in an electric car but can definitely recreate the genuine acceleration experience of ICE cars, especially if we consider that Dodge will also install speakers that don’t exactly emulate the engine sound, but rather produce some interesting, futuristic noise.
2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Release Date and Price
As we already mentioned, the 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona will probably arrive in late 2023 or early 2024. The latest reports suggest that base models will cost around 60.000 dollars.