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The next Dodge Charger should be available with a straight-six option on top of electrification

  • According to MoparInsiders, Stellantis’s straight-six Hurricane should make its way under the hood of the new Dodge Charger.

  • There will also be an EV option.

  • The EV version should be called Daytona.


 

Dodge’s senior management understands the switch to electrification is not making everybody happy. The brand’s two muscle cars are still very popular in North America, even though both are based on platforms that date back to the 90s.

On the other hand, the passion of Dodge’s engineers for performance is already excellent news for enthusiasts. The manufacturer wants to ensure that the behavior of its two future models resembles what has been offered up to now in the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger.

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept | Photo: Dodge

In fact, it’s already accepted that the design of both models will receive elements first seen on the SRT Banshee concept revealed last year. The silhouette of this prototype seems to appeal to fans of muscle cars. We also know that there will be several powertrain options, including electric power, which will be available in a few power levels.

Internal combustion powertrains, however, should not be ruled out any time soon, according to MoparInsiders. Indeed, with the recent introduction of Hurricane 6-cylinder turbocharged in-line engines, there’s every reason to believe that the brand’s two cars will also be marketed with the new powerhouse, which is likely to be used extensively in the coming months and years, under the hood of the Ram 1500 pickup truck, for example.

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept | Photo: Dodge

And with both power levels – the 3.0-liter turbocharged in-line 6-cylinder should in theory offer 420 horsepower and a maximum torque figure of 468 ft-lb in its base version, while the engine will also be available with 510 horsepower and 500 ft-lb of torque -, Dodge should succeed in silencing the most vociferous critics, with the possible exception of die-hard HEMI V8 engine fans.

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept | Photo: Dodge

As for the electric option, it will probably be called Daytona and should leave the factory with a “base” power of 455 hp, which can be increased to 590 hp. And with the Direct Connection application, it will be possible for the consumer to raise these power levels to 495 and 535 hp respectively for the entry-level powertrain, and 630 and 670 hp with the more powerful option.

However, it remains to be seen how the public will react to the production versions of these two Dodge cars.

 

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