Dodge is taking an ambitious step into the electric era with the Charger Daytona SRT Concept. Gone are his four doors of gas powered chargers. The two-door, somewhat familiar shape of the classic Charger is back. But the interior of his Dodge EV Muscle car is wilder than the dramatic throwback exterior of his cue. It’s a crazy environment with an ominous glow and a layout resembling a sci-fi spaceship.
If a sci-fi villain were to drive an EV, it would probably be Dodge’s new EV muscle car, the Charger Daytona SRT EV.
The new Dodge Charger Daytona SRT electric car looks a bit like an early 1970s Charger if you squint. But look closer and you’ll notice that it features modern materials, subtle aero, and sinister LED lighting throughout. But it gets even crazier when you drink in the interior aesthetic.
The first thing you’ll notice is the wrap-around lighting feature with “attitude lighting,” as Dodge calls it “Halo.” It looks like a bad guy fighter cockpit, regardless of technology. Star Wars franchise. For example, Dodge chose to cover the electric charger’s start button with a “jet fighter-inspired” cap.
Dodge’s ‘driver-focused interior can be practical, stylish, and a little nasty’
Along with wraparound lighting and track-style graphics, the Dodge EV muscle car features an abundance of carbon fiber. It’s unclear if the production model will feature handsome trim, or if the brand will reserve it for top-tier Banshee models. .
The concept features a 12.3-inch center screen and a 16-inch digital instrument cluster. However, Dodge opted for a wraparound curved construction rather than a flat layout. The brand claims to create a “driver-centric” interior. Finally, Dodge’s EV muscle car concept also features an 8 x 3-inch head-up display (HUD), giving drivers access to even more data.
Dodge EV muscle car interior features old-fashioned cool touches
The new concept doesn’t just leave retro functionality to the exterior. Dodge took inspiration from the classic grille and chose interior details inspired by the 1968 Dodge Charger. The pattern complements the interior lighting and creates what Dodge calls “three-dimensional quality.” Perhaps the biggest feature of the interior that dates back to the past is the pistol grip-inspired shifter.
How does the Dodge EV muscle car handle?
Dodge’s concept wheels are a far cry from the Charger and Challenger that steering wheel fans are familiar with. Instead, the marquee adopted a flat-bottom steering wheel with illuminated badging and a series of paddle shifters. Also, the driver will notice that the center his spokes of the wheel are not connected to the rim. This creates a “floating feeling,” he says, Dodge. Finally, the best detail is definitely the “PowerShot” button on the right.
When the driver presses the PowerShot button, MotorTrend says it instantly delivers 25 horsepower of electric pass power. Also, on the left side of the wheel, the driver can switch between driving modes. Driving modes include Auto, Sport, Track and Drag to change driving dynamics and even interior lighting.
Dodge has certainly gone the extra mile to connect its charger past with its EV future. Scroll down to read more about the Mopar Muscle.
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