Dodge Charger Daytona EV reproduces the roar of a powerful ICE

DETROIT: Sound is a factor that electric car manufacturers must take into account.

Not only for safety reasons, but also to appeal to sports car enthusiasts who like to hear the engine roar.

With this in mind, the new Dodge Charger Daytona promises to reproduce the sound of a good old-fashioned V8 internal combustion engine (ICE) - a first for an electric vehicle (EV).

The American automaker has unveiled its first all-electric sports car, the Dodge Charger Dayton, which, depending on the version, promises the equivalent of 450hp to 670hp.

In addition to the power, and the performance that goes with it, this model is especially distinctive to the ear, emitting a sound worthy of the greatest muscle cars of the 1960s.

The exterior’s pure design aesthetic carries over to the dynam

This is achieved thanks to the "Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust," a noise-generating system capable of reproducing the sound of those souped-up cars of yesteryear.

This innovative technology aims to reproduce the sound of a traditional V8 engine in an electric car, with the promise of topping 120 decibels.

The system uses a combination of amplifiers and resonance chambers, all controlled by software to generate a powerful, throbbing sound emanating from the rear of the car.

The all-new Dodge Charger presents a distillation of muscle car

It should be possible to deactivate this feature at any time, to regain the low noise output of a typical electric car.

Today, EV makers usually generate discreet, sometimes customisable, artificial noises, intended to signal the presence of the electric car to other road users, for safety reasons.

For the time being, however, no one on the market is proposing a noise similar to that of a traditional combustion engine.

In the future, this type of technology could become more widespread to seduce potential buyers, given that the absence of noise sometimes puts people off buying an electric car.

High-backed fixed headrest seats embellished with a unique pass

Today, some manufacturers are able to offer solutions that reproduce a noise fairly comparable to that of combustion engines, but only inside the passenger compartment.

This is the case, for example, with Ford's Electronic Sound Enhancement (ESE) system, designed to improve the sound experience for driver and passengers in the EV.

The steering wheel of the Dodge Charger is performance oriented and technical in feel, with a heated flat top/flat bottom design, and includes paddle shifters to manage regenerative braking and a PowerShot button — located on the front of the wheel for quick access — for the Charger Daytona Scat Pack and R/T.
The all-new Dodge Charger’s dynamic, layered instrument panel and console theme are home to free-standing, wide format 10.25-inch or available 16-inch cluster screens, with a 12.3-inch center display positioned in an angled center stack that provides a unique, sculpted interior with a modern technical feel. The steering wheel is performance oriented and technical in feel, with a heated flat top/flat bottom design.
2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Scat Pack, shown in Triple Nickel.
Common for all Dodge Charger models is distinctive white LED cross-car full-width front lighting and red “ring of fire” LED rear taillamps, with front and rear lights centered by a lit Fratzog logo — the new symbol of Dodge brand next-generation vehicles.
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