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Listen To The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept: Video

With the ongoing EV transition well underway, fans of the internal combustion engine are living on borrowed time, it seems. While this remains a heated topic in general, enthusiasts will soon have to face the reality of all-electric muscle cars replacing those with V8 powerplants, and there’s at least one big problem with that, even if those EVs offer superior acceleration – they don’t make that unmistakeable rumble that we’ve all come to know and love, which is one of the more compelling reasons to own one. However, the recently-revealed Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept could provide a glimpse at the future in that regard, and it isn’t a silent one.

Rather, as we can hear in the video below, the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept features what Stellantis calls the world’s first BEV exhaust system, which is dubbed the Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust. The patent-pending feature was created with input from performance vehicle enthusiasts, and was on full display at the 2022 SEMA Show, where representatives from the brand were on hand to gather additional input from attendees on what they think about the unusual sounds coming from the all-electric concept, as they were able to evaluate and rank different tunes.

“We can’t share a lot about it but it essentially uses a transducer and takes a ton of inputs from the powertrain from the driver. It uses the transducer to make the air ways make the sound. That’s why we call it an exhaust, because it’s an accessory that we can tune,” Kevin Hellman, Dodge muscle car product lead, told Ford Authority at SEMA.

A transducer – such as a microphone or loudspeaker – is essentially an electronic device that converts energy from one form to another,  though Hellman insisted that the Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust system is far more than just a speaker that plays different sounds like a stereo system might. Regardless, even if it isn’t emitting real engine sounds per se, the Charger Daytona SRT Concept does have plenty of power to back up its muscle car title, as Dodge announced nine possible outputs at 400 volts – 455, 495, 535, 590, 630, and 670 horsepower, while an 800-volt SRT Banshee package is reportedly capable of producing far more.

Regardless, this move is an interesting one on Dodge’s part, and perhaps a sneak peek at what we can expect from other future EV “muscle cars,” particularly with many facing the proverbial chopping block – including the ICE Charger and Challenger. With The Blue Oval planning on eventually transitioning its entire lineup to EVs in the coming years, that means an all-electric version of the Ford Mustang coupe is seemingly inevitable. In fact, the next-gen S650 version of the ICE-powered pony car – one of the automaker’s “passion” brands – wouldn’t exist in its current form it it wasn’t for the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E crossover, as Ford Authority reported in September.

As Ford Authority reported in August, the S650 Ford Mustang will most likely be the last gas-powered version of the iconic pony car as FoMoCo transitions to electric power, and that presents us with an important question – what should the all-electric version of the Mustang coupe look like, or perhaps more importantly, sound like?

We’ll have more on the Mustang soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. James dawson


    Just no.

    Electric cars are not engaging and electric exhaust is just lame.

    1. Bad..very bad

      Awful. Need the whirl of a motor like the whine of a supercharger. Hope it has a off switch.

  2. Big Burning Gas Steve

    All electric mustang sounds like bankruptcy to me! It’s been fun ford but good bye.

    1. RWFA

      As Big Buggywhip Bill learned, if you always cheer for the failure of the future you will be disappointed.

      But Big Buggywhip Bill wasn’t so smart rest his obsolete soul.

    2. Greg Palmer

      WHAT A JOKE!!!! LMAO

  3. John

    Still sounds like a vacuum cleaner

  4. Michael Olson

    If the mustang goes electric , I’d rather they quit making it!

  5. Bruce Holberg

    What Dawson said!

  6. Rob

    Sounds like crap. I don’t think they did a good job at all. The Borla electric “exhaust” sounds far better. With that said it’ll never sound like my GT350R lol. So like Dawson said, just no.

  7. bernard smith

    The future is going to be awesome for electric performance vehicles, rather any company knows exactly how to monetize it or not. The Hot Rodding & aftermarket entrepreneurs will make it happen regardless. I have a deep love and respect the the Detroit big three and their performance creativity. From the sound of the Dodge product on Youtube, it sounds like a cougar in desperate need of steroids or testosterone. Maybe the aftermarket will get it right.

  8. David

    Just plain stupid. For most gas cars, (not all) the sound and the exhaust smell is a negative so why the hell would you put it back in.

    1. RWFA

      Fully agree.

      Same reason Harley still makes shaky noisy bikes: substitute penile extension for insecure dudes who have to always announce they are in the vicinity.

      Kinda like the big bark in the little dog who can’t stop.

  9. StromSpeed

    I was there and heard “it rev” in person. Who are we fooling to “rev an EV”?? Sounded like a cat versus lion roaring through external speakers. #lame
    Let’s skip the “reving” with EV’s. Guess we are now in the phase of bringing back car audio but externally, the loudest external sounds win?

  10. NaturalGasIsBetter

    Those who love high horsepower pony cars love them fir more than just speed. It is the whole environment that surounds them. If electric pony car is the answer. Then find a new clientele. It can’t be the same ever.

  11. Thomas

    @ :30s in the background lol

  12. Chris cigainero

    Then it’s ok for Ford to pipe in v8 sounds on all their eco boost products ?

    1. RWFA

      Since when and how have they been doing that?

  13. Kevin

    I like it and there’s still time to produce a deeper sound. Still early but it’sa start in the right direction. Everyone hating sounds like a boomer cry. Wait till you crush speeds in a mustang EV

  14. Smitty

    Soooooo SAD!! The best looking Mopar in decades and it comes with no HEMI 🙁

  15. Lyric

    I mean at this point just give the driver options and during your updates provide more options at this point just do what you need to in order to stand apart.

  16. DodgeLover

    It’s a sad Day .


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