The electric Dodge Charger could have almost 900 horsepower

Francesco Armenio
Will the future Dodge electric Charger have 880 horsepower? These are the latest rumors coming from the United States.
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Approximately a year ago, Dodge unveiled some interesting details about its next-generation muscle car, the new Dodge Charger electric Daytona SRT. Since then, there haven’t been any further updates from the automaker regarding the electric vehicle. However, in recent months, there have been rumors circulating about various engines and power outputs. The latest rumor, reported by The Drive, suggests that the most high-performance model will even have 880 horsepower from its electric motor.

Will the future electric Dodge Charger have 880 horsepower?

It’s important to note that this information is currently unofficial. Furthermore, when we reached out to Dodge for clarification on this figure, a company spokesperson referred us back to the previously mentioned announcement from a year ago, which showed some “possible” engines. None of them indicated 880 horsepower, and this announcement also contradicts some other details mentioned in this recent report. However, there have been some contradictions from Dodge in recent months, which we’ll discuss shortly.

There is nothing to suggest that 880 horsepower is unattainable in any way. Dodge has already announced that the Charger Daytona SRT Banshee, the electric version of the current Charger Hellcat, will have power equal to or exceeding the current Hellcats. This means more than 800 horsepower, and the company has also confirmed that Banshee models will use an 800-volt system to produce that power.

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The power will be delivered by at least two electric motors, if not a three-motor configuration similar to that of the Tesla Model S Plaid and the Lucid Air Sapphire. The Charger Daytona SRT Concept has showcased all-wheel drive, and there is no reason to believe that production Banshee versions won’t do the same. In addition to the rumors about the nearly 900 horsepower of the most high-performance Dodge electric Charger, The Drive cites an anonymous source indicating that the base version will have just over 400 horsepower.

This is where conflicting information starts to emerge. This figure is slightly lower than Dodge’s “possible” claims of 455 horsepower announced a year ago at the 2022 SEMA Show. The anonymous source also mentions only three Charger EV versions, two with a 400-volt system and only one Banshee with an 800-volt system. This contradicts last year’s official announcement, which listed six different 400-volt versions ranging from 455 horsepower to 670 horsepower. Meanwhile, it was said that the 800-volt Banshee had three versions of its own, making a total of nine.

There are also rumors of a next-generation, internal combustion engine Dodge Charger that will be marketed alongside the electric vehicle. This is another area of contrast between official statements and rumors, as a Dodge spokesperson had previously told us that the next-generation Charger was electric only. Since then, numerous reports have surfaced suggesting a project to offer the Hurricane 3.0-liter inline-six turbocharged engine with various power outputs. Interestingly, when we inquired about the persistent rumors about internal combustion engines, Dodge responded with a simple “No comment”. In any case, Dodge’s future is still filled with high-powered muscle cars. As for the exact power, it probably won’t be known until the official unveiling takes place.