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Dodge is Hoping to Launch its Electric Sports Car Concept “Well Before August”

Dodge is almost ready to launch the concept version of its upcoming electric muscle car.

  • The production version will arrive on the market for the 2024 model year

  • This electric muscle car aims to compete with the Tesla Model S Plaid

  • According to the CEO, an external factor is delaying the reveal

Stellantis is working on its upcoming electric offering and one of the first models to be launched is about to be unveiled in concept form.

Dodge has been known by enthusiasts for many years for its habit of installing extremely high-powered engines into its regular vehicles, despite most of its sales actually being fairly tame SUVs and minivans.

In order to keep this image going, the brand’s first electric model will be a muscle car engineered to compete with the Tesla Model S Plaid, the fastest electric vehicle currently on sale, with a 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) acceleration time of less than two seconds.

This model has been teased a couple of times, including once in a video that shows it performing a 4-wheel burnout, indicating the presence of at least two motors.

The style of this muscle car has not yet been showed, but details that harken back to the 60s and 70s-era Chargers and Challengers are present, like the full width rectangular “grille” and the Fratzog, a triangular logo that was used by Dodge between 1962 and 1976, the timeframe where all of its most famous muscle cars where produced.

In order to retain customers that believe a muscle car should be loud, this new Dodge will make a noise that the brand’s CEO described as being “a sound that you cannot imagine”.

The CEO also said that he expects the concept version of this vehicle to launch “well before August”, in order to be ready for the Speed Week, an event that precedes the famous Woodward Dream Cruise.

This is not yet guaranteed however, since the CEO says there is an element that’s out of his control which could delay the launch of the concept.

The production version of this electric muscle car will arrive on the market for the 2024 model year, so the first units are likely to be delivered late next year.

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