Dodge and its freshly repainted Charger Daytona SRT Concept hit SEMA this week on a mission to persuade car fans that the brand’s next-generation EV muscle cars will be every bit as exciting – and as customizable – as the gas cars they’re replacing.
And Dodge is using its appearance at the world’s premier tuning show to reveal more about the tech spec of the production car we’ll get in 2024, including the revelation that buyers will have the choice of nine different power outputs, and that the hottest versions will come with a “crystal” key that plugs into the dash, a bit like the Speed Key on a Bugatti Chiron, but this one stays in place.
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Dodge says 400-volt models come with 455 hp (340 kW / 461 PS) or 590 hp (440 kW / 598 PS) as standard, but both versions can be boosted by adding Dodge Direction Connection eStage 1 or eStage 2 upgrades that each get the crystal key.
Stage 1 lifts the 455 hp model to 495 hp (370 kW / 502 PS), while eStage 2 raises output again to 535 hp (400 kW / 542 PS). Start with the 590 hp car though, and those eStage 1 and 2 mods swell output to 630 hp (470 kW / 639 PS) and 670 hp (500 kW / 679 PS).
Lot More Power Options To Come
If you’re thinking that 670 hp seems like a poor substitute for an 807 hp (818 PS) Hellcat motor, don’t worry, there’s plenty more to come. Dodge has also reconfirmed the all-wheel drive 800-volt SRT Banshee powertrain package it told us about when the concept first aired in August. The 800-volt model will come in three flavors, though the exact power figures of each won’t be announced until later.
The SRT has been repainted in punchy tri-coat Stryker Red and fitted with lightweight 18-inch carbon-fiber wheels and 305 mm drag radial tires to make it look more at home at SEMA and draw attention to the Stage 2 Banshee performance upgrade. Don’t like the color? Dodge has you covered with a video display wall showing the SRT dressed in its nine different paint options and wearing its nine different wheel combinations.
SEMA visitors will also get to hear the SRT’s patent-pending Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust and give feedback to Dodge’s engineers about the “exhaust” note of tuned versions of the car, potentially helping to shape the noise of the production car.