Dodge is unveiling updates for its Charger Daytona SRT Concept electric vehicle at this week’s 2022 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The highlight of Dodge’s SEMA visit is the announcement of nine possible powertrain outputs for the all-electric muscle car concept vehicle. Three different battery-electric power levels and two levels of Dodge Direct Connection performance upgrades for each power level will also be shown at SEMA.
Dodge is demonstrating a stair-step approach to its electrified performance. The 400-volt system has output levels of 340 kilowatts (456 hp) and 440 kilowatts (590 hp) plus an as-yet-unannounced, factory-delivered, power-level 800-volt SRT Banshee powertrain package.
400-volt Output Levels
- 340 kilowatt (kW) – base trim (455 hp)
Stage 1 – 370 kW (495 hp)
Stage 2 – 400 kW (535 hp)
- 440 (kW) – base trim (590 hp)
Stage 1 – 470 kW (630 hp)
Stage 2 – 500 kW (670 hp)
Direct Connection Stage 1 and Stage 2 performance upgrades use a “crystal” key that plugs into the dash. Base output and Direct Connection upgrade levels for the 800-volt Banshee will be announced at a future date.
Horsepower outputs can get your attention, but a red muscle car on display will lure you in to take a closer look. As such, Dodge brought its Charger Daytona SRT Concept to SEMA with a new tri-coat Stryker Red exterior hue. Stryker Red is definitely a striking color that one could see from a great distance and, with the 2022 SEMA Show being held in Las Vegas, it’s a savvy choice to go bright and bold when competing against neon lights on The Strip.
To complete the package, the EV Mopar muscle car has “Stage 2” fender badging and new 18-inch Direct Connection lightweight carbon-fiber concept wheels with 305mm drag radials.
“The SEMA Show is one of the great gatherings of the performance culture, and Dodge isn’t going to shy away as we develop the next generation of muscle car – one that just happens to be fully electric,” says Dodge’s brand chief executive officer, Tim Kuniskis. “Technology moves forward and the customizers and tuners move right along with it. We’re demonstrating how old-school hot-rodding will thrive in an electrified muscle-car future.”