Dodge Reveals Updated Daytona EV Exhaust – Here’s How It Sounds


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

The all-electric external sound system, called the Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust, 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.

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

So the video above is the latest iteration, and while we’re not given any proper revs, we get a good idea of ​​what the “idle” will sound like as the car rumbles around at a slow pace. It sounds a lot more like an actual V-8 than before, which we think is a step in the right direction. However, we won’t get a true sense of whether it’s worthy of replacing Dodge’s actual V-8s until we hear it in person.

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