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All-new Dodge Charger: All-electric and V-6 options

All-new 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Scat Pack.



The all-new Dodge Charger is a big deal, not only because it will come as both EV (Daytona) and gasoline (SIXPACK) models with two or four doors, but because this is literally a super-husky ride: over 17 ft long (206.6 in.) and nearly 7 ft wide (79.8 in.), and weighing over 5,800 lb as an all-electric option. It will retain its title as the world's quickest and most powerful muscle car, though, with a 670-hp option that will do 0 to 60 in 3.3 sec with Launch Control. Although the wheelbase is less than an inch longer than the 2023 version, the new Charger is just over 8 in. longer than the outgoing model.

2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Scat Pack shown in Redeye exterior color.



2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Scat Pack shown in Bludicrous.



All-new four-door Dodge Charger Daytona R/T shown in Peel Out exterior color.



For this article, we are going to concentrate on the new EV versions, because they will be the first available, but here's a quick overview of what is to come overall. 2024 Dodge Charger EVs will wear the Daytona badge and will come in Scat Pack (670-hp) and R/T (496-hp) models. Scat Pack will do 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 sec and run the quarter mile in an estimated 11.5 sec. They share a dual-motor configuration. The gasoline Charger will wear a SIXPACK badge and will be available as a 550-hp (H.O.) model powered by a 3.0L Twin Turbo Hurricane High Output engine or a 420-hp (S.O.) model fueled by a 3.0L Twin Turbo Hurricane Standard Output engine.

"The electrified 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Scat Pack delivers Charger Hellcat Redeye levels of performance and announces its presence through the world's first Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust, while Hurricane engine-powered Dodge Charger SIXPACK models will give the Brotherhood of Muscle a gas option that produces better horsepower and torque numbers than the outgoing 5.7- and 6.4-liter HEMI engines," said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand chief executive officer, Stellantis. So, as gasoline models go, that means HEMI V-8s are not available for Chargers any longer.

The patent-pending Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust system for Charger Daytona models uses two passive radiators to a create a unique exhaust profile with Hellcat levels of sound intensity. A stealth sound mode also available.

Two-door coupe versions of the all-electric 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Scat Pack and 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T will begin production in mid-2024. Production of all-electric four-door Daytona Scat Pack and R/T models will begin in the first quarter of 2025. Gas-powered two-door Dodge Charger SIXPACK H.O. and four-door Dodge Charger SIXPACK S.O. models are also scheduled to begin production in the first quarter of 2025. Two-door and four-door cars share the same wheelbase and are the same size.

Next-generation Dodge Charger models represent the first vehicles to debut the STLA Large platform, a highly flexible, BEV-native platform that has the potential to carry extreme power. A variety of suspension modules and powertrain cradles can be employed to suit vehicle-specific performance objectives.

The all-electric, all-wheel-drive Dodge Charger Daytona models are driven by a 400-V propulsion system that delivers supercharged V-8 performance with zero tailpipe emissions and instant torque response. The system incorporates a high-voltage battery pack, a dual integrated charge module, and both a front and rear electric drive module (EDM). The front EDM employs front wheel end disconnect, improving range and efficiency, while the rear EDM includes a mechanical limited slip differential to increase traction and performance. Both front and rear EDMs feature 3-in-1 architecture (inverter, gearbox, and motor), with each generating 335 hp (250 kW) and 300 lb-ft of torque.

The Daytona battery pack delivers 100.5 kWh installed capacity and a peak discharge rate of 550 kW, which was specifically designed to maximize acceleration by allowing the motor to utilize the most power the battery can output in the span of a quarter mile. The Dodge Charger Daytona R/T is expected to deliver more than 317 miles of range, while the higher performance Charger Daytona Scat Pack provides 260 miles of all-electric range. It's a muscle car, after all, and Dodge does not seem concerned about pushing up range numbers.

The 400-V propulsion system packs six performance levels into one powertrain. The 2024 Charger Daytona R/T arrives with a standard Direct Connection Stage 1 upgrade kit that adds 40 hp to reach a total of 496 hp, while the Daytona Scat Pack is delivered with a Stage 2 kit that offers an increase of an additional 80 hp, taking total output to 670 hp. Future Daytona models will require purchase of Direct Connection Stage kits to upgrade from base models to Stage 1 and Stage 2 performance.

Charger Daytona models also take advantage of an advanced and customizable regenerative braking system, converting the vehicle's kinetic energy into electricity during deceleration to increase total range. Drivers can adjust the level of regenerative braking with three options.

The Charger is packed with performance features that include a PowerShot mode with an incremental 40-hp for Charger Daytona models; Drag, Track, Drift, and Donut modes; 20-in. wheels with 305 front and 325 rear tires; the largest brake package ever offered on a Dodge vehicle; dual-valve semi-active suspension; Race Prep functions; Line Lock, Launch Control, and more, all with standard all-wheel-drive for all Charger models.

The Dodge patent-pending front R-Wing, exclusive to Charger Daytona models, is a callout to the original Charger Daytona design while also enabling air to flow through a front pass-through area, enhancing downforce while creating a unique visual profile.

On Daytona models, the black lower rear fascia is debossed with a Daytona text logo, as well as a Fratzonic text logo near the patent-pending, world's first Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust. Common for all 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.

The optional full-length glass roof (a gloss black painted roof comes standard) enhances the open-air feel of the cabin. Along with the large rear hatch, it provides an expansive glass canopy. A selection of bold color offerings is a Dodge calling card, and the all-new Charger doesn't disappoint with eight exterior options: After Dark, Bludicrous, Destroyer Grey, Diamond Black, Peel Out, Redeye, Triple Nickel, and White Knuckle.

Inside, the vehicle's dynamic, layered instrument panel and console theme are home to free-standing, wide-format 10.25-in. or available 16-in. cluster screens, with a 12.3-in. center display positioned in an angled center stack that provides a unique, sculpted interior with a modern technical feel. Linework and texture are evocative of the iconic 1968 Dodge Charger instrument panel, reproportioned in volumes that feel lighter. The Attitude Adjustment interior lighting features 64 colors.

The steering wheel 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). An all-new, modern "pistol-grip" shifter and the start/power button are packaged close together on the center console, which also incorporates a wireless phone charger.

The 10.25-in. (Daytona R/T) and 16-in. (Daytona Scat Pack) instrument cluster features a free-floating design that is a first for Stellantis. An optional augmented head-up display projects a large field of view with an improved virtual image distance.

Cloth and leatherette seats are standard, with premium options including heated Black Nappa leather and Demonic Red Nappa leather seats. High-backed fixed headrest seats embellished with a unique pass through are available with the Plus Package, Track Package, and Carbon and Suede Package.

Charger's powered "hidden hatch" muscle car design is made more utilitarian with rear seats that fold flat. Max rear cargo area is 38.5 cu. ft, 133% more cargo volume than the outgoing Charger. The "frunk" area for the Daytona EV offers additional storage.

Optional packages to customize the all-new Dodge Charger include Plus Group, Blacktop Package, Track Package, Carbon and Suede Package, and the Sun and Sound Package. Standard Alpine nine-speaker, 506-W stereo with subwoofer on Daytona Scat Pack and R/T. A premium 18-speaker, 914-W Alpine system with subwoofer is optional for all trims.

The next-gen Charger also offers a full suite of standard and available safety and advanced driving features, and Dodge says it has the highest level of autonomous driving features of any muscle car.

There are many more features and capabilities. This is just an overview.

Learn more at Pricing has not been released. Word on the street is the Daytona will start around $50,000. Other models are to come in the future, including a rumored 800-V SRT Banshee with even more horsepower.

Source: Dodge/Stellantis

Published March 2024

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