Dodge Charger EV’s Synthetic Exhaust Note Still in Development

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The Dodge Charger EV has arrived, featuring a synthetic exhaust note reminiscent of the Charger Daytona SRT concept car from 2022, known as the Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust system.

Although this technology has been under development for years, the definitive version of the effect was notably absent during the car’s launch, as it is still undergoing refinement.

According to Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis, the final revision of the synthetic exhaust note has yet to be determined, leaving room for further enhancements. However, the expectation is for it to emulate the sound of a V-8 engine to maintain the Charger’s traditional appeal despite the transition to different powertrain options:

“There’s something in it that if you’re a muscle car fan enthusiast, it subliminally makes you feel comfortable,” Kuniskis explained. “There’s something familiar about it. And if you think about sound and have all the different layers of sound—treble bass, treble midrange bass—you can tune that sound just like you tune an exhaust system, right?

The bass track, the tempo, the cadence, and the beat of the Fratzonic is a very familiar sound. It’s the beat that cadence, the tempo of a Hemi V-8 firing order. So while it’s unique, different, and modern, something very familiar is hidden there.”

Dodge has previously revealed two versions of the Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust, one during the concept’s debut in 2022 and another in early 2023.

With Dodge’s decision to transition to an inline-six for internal combustion Chargers going forward and no imminent plans for a new V-8, the final iteration of the Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust note may represent the most aggressive sound emitted by a production Charger shortly.

Also read: Debating Dodge’s Electric Charger: Muscle Car Evolution?


By Preksha Sharma

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