Dodge continues to work on its V8 sound for the electric Charger. In order to convince purists, the firm wants to get closer to classic sounds.
Last year, the first appearance of the electric Dodge Charger left the public wary. And for good reason, the engine sound imitating a muscle car classic had not pleased the purists. The manufacturer has therefore changed its Fratzonic Chambered Exhaustwhich is revealed again.
It was during the Chicago Auto Show that the big electric sedan made its noise heard. Yes, that phrase sounds absurd, but in American car culture, it’s a serious selling point.
The fact of electrifying models which have been based on a V8 since their creation is indeed perceived as a sacrilege. To appease its big-engined audience, Dodge has accordingly worked on a synthetic sound reminiscent of large blocks.
But when the noise first appeared in public, there were plenty of critics. Dodge had assured that the sound recording of the cameras on site was responsible for this disappointment. Nevertheless, the firm has worked on this system, and presents a new version. This noise described as visceral dark matter puts out 126 dB, the equivalent of a Dodge SRT Hellcat.
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