Dodge reveals updated Daytona EV exhaust – sounds like it

Dodge reveals updated Daytona EV exhaust – sounds like it

Dodge revealed an updated version of its simulated exhaust sound for EVs at the Chicago Auto Show earlier this month, giving potential buyers an idea of ​​the finished product when the company’s all-electric muscle cars start selling in 2024. But what to expect.

Called the Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust, the purely electric external sound system uses an amplifier near the rear of the car to produce a 126-decibel “exhaust” noise. It was first shown to the public in August 2022, to mixed reactions.

CEO Tim Kuniskis said in an interview after the event, “Have we cracked the code on wide-open motors? Not yet. But we have two years.” “We’ve changed the sound of that car 1,000 times and we’ll keep at it.”

The video above is the latest iteration, and while we’re not given any proper speeds, we get a good sense of what the “idle” sound like when the car sloshes around in slow motion. It sounds more like a real V-8 than before, which we think is a step in the right direction. However, until we hear it in person, we won’t have a real sense of whether it’s worthy of replacing Dodge’s real V-8s.

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Road & Track staff writer with a taste for high-mileage, rusty projects and amateur endurance racing.

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