That said, new FCA boss Mike Manley said things will be changing in an electric way for the next generation, in a report by The Detroit News. "New technology is going to drive a load of weight out, so we can think of the powertrains in a different way. Dodge has announced that there won't be V-8 engines in the Dodge Challenger Hellcat's future—the brand is turning its muscle cars electric. With a combined gas-electric jolt of 462 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, Car and Driver hit 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds in the Panamera. And we can use electrification to really supplement those vehicles.". "I think that electrification will certainly be part of the formula that says what is American muscle in the future. We'll surely hear more of this over the coming years, but consider it very forward thinking right now.

Explore performance capabilities, interior & exterior features and more of this American sports car today. What it isn't going to be is a V8, supercharged, 700-horsepower engine," Manley says. Industry analysts have expected Dodge to put a twin-turbo V-6 into performance models with as heavily updated, lighter chassis.Ward's Auto predicts that use of the company's workhorse Pentastar V-6 — found in numerous Fiat Chrysler vehicles and produced at Detroit's Mack Avenue Engine plant — will continue to grow in volume over the next decade, including the addition of the twin-turbo variant to replace the $35,000 Challenger R/T's 5.7-liter Hemi V-8.
As the Mustang and Camaro have transitioned to sports car-like experiences, the high-horsepower Dodges have stuck to their guns as straight-line behemoths with little intention of competing with the others in corner carving.

The exact text will differ depending on the actual application you have running. Discover the 2020 Dodge Challenger muscle car. They can't exist as you get into the middle-2020s. News, Reviews, Photos, Videos delivered straight to your in-box. Since 2014, Challenger sales have increased 30 percent to 66,716 in 2018 — within 10,000 units of the Ford — while Camaro fell 25 percent last year to 50,963. by Andrei Tutu. Dodge appears poised to re-imagine American muscle again in the decade ahead. I think everyone very quickly envisioned what Hellcat would do for Dodge.". News of electrified muscle cars is nothing new at this point. The next generation of the Dodge Challenger may in fact be powered by a sub-eight-cylinder, electrically assisted engine. As for how much electrification Dodge's muscle car will receive, Manley wouldn't go into detail. Making the transition to an electrified vehicle could finally be the push Dodge needs to move away from the ancient platform it currently uses — a platform developed in the mid-2000s based on parts from the Mercedes W210 platform developed in the 1990s. Fiat Chrysler's performance brand has ridden the ground-shaking, supercharged V-8 Challenger Hellcat to become the No. #Cardesign #automotivedesign #cardesigner #productdesign #industrialdesign #dodge #srt #mopar #moparornocar #musclecar #design #automobile #car #hellcat #demon #carguy #electriccar #futuredesign #fca #motorcity #cardesignworld #photoshop #sketch #designsketch #techdesigns #cardesigndaily #hotroadnews #drawtodrive, A post shared by Dhwanil Panchal (@dhwanil.panchal) on Dec 17, 2019 at 7:25pm PST, You will only receive our top stories,typically no more than 5 per day. While the Internet is going crazy about the latest, Alfred Neubauer: the First “Don” of Motor Racing. But Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley says the clock is ticking on the car's aging 2-ton chassis and thirsty engines, and they will be replaced in the next decade. Clearly, plenty of other people do, too, because Dodge keeps cranking out more insane versions of the car with the Redeye and Demon. Though he does say that electrification "can't be the dominant part." But ads are also how we keep the garage doors open and the lights on here at Autoblog - and keep our stories free for you and for everyone. A new generation of Dodge muscle cars is coming, and it will get a boost with an electric motor. You may order presentation ready copies to distribute to your colleagues, customers, or clients, by visiting And we can use electrification to really supplement those vehicles.". Could this be the future? This, however, is the first solid evidence we have that FCA and Dodge are making such a move. learned alot from #FCADesign Team. Vehicles most likely to hit 300,000 miles, Cars most likely to have major powertrain problems, Top 10 brands with the lowest average repair cost to fix a check engine light, Top 10 brands least likely to flash a check engine light. Please follow the instructions below to enable JavaScript in your browser. Just as Dodge is reluctant to stray from the original intent of the muscle car, it's not hard to imagine the Challenger/Charger being the last to go full-electric. You must have JavaScript enabled to experience the new Autoblog. ", He acknowledges the hybridization of $100,00-plus European supercars like Porsche and McLaren, but says it has come "with a lot of added weight and cost.". And free is good, right? Check your in-box to get started. A drop down menu will appear. Ford is rumored to be working on a hybrid, turbo-4 with V-8-like power for its next-decade Mustang. And thanks for reading Autoblog. ... Next generation of Dodge electric muscle car. And with Al Oppenheiser (former chief engineer for the Camaro) moving to GM's electric division, you better believe Chevrolet is working on an electrified version of the Camaro. Henry Payne is auto critic for The Detroit News. ©2020 Verizon Media. "Who would have thought that? New technology is going to drive a load of weight out, so we can think of the powertrains in a different way. Thanks for that. SSC Tuatara driver's scare on the way to speed record: 'I had a really close call', GMC Hummer EV revealed as a 1,000-hp, 350-mile, fast-charging beast, Maybach-branded GLS becomes Mercedes-Benz's most expensive SUV, SSC Tuatara smashes top speed record, hits 331 mph, 2022 Genesis G70 comes into clearer view, adds a 'drift mode', Oregon state trooper helps fend off mama llama trauma. You still haven't turned off your adblocker or allowed our site. © 2020 The Detroit News, a Digital First Media Newspaper.
The top-of-the-line $60,000, 717-horsepower Hellcat version broke the internet when it debuted in 2015. 2-selling sports coupe in the U.S. behind the Ford Mustang. People still dig the old-school-cool of cars like the Challenger, as sales actually went up while Mustang and Camaro sales took a hit in 2018. . All rights reserved. "There's a long-standing rule about what constitutes American muscle, but electrification is not part of it," he said.

"I think that electrification will certainly be part of the formula that says what is American muscle in the future," said Manley. Only the Challenger gained sales in 2018 (by 3 percent), with 42 percent of cars equipped with V-8s. Kelley Blue Book analyst and veteran muscle car fan Karl Brauer is skeptical that electrification and muscle can co-exist. Ford says it's going to reveal a Mustang Hybrid in 2020. FCA boss Mike Manley says the next generation Dodge Challenger will be going the electric route. Wanted to share some of my work from FCA sponsored studio. You must be logged in to perform that action. Het is wat men noemt een pony car, een automodel/marktsegment uitgevonden door de Ford Mustang. Manley did not go into specifics on what the gas-engine components would be, and a Dodge spokesperson said the company had no further comment. "The Challenger is now challenging the Mustang for sales primacy with a V-8," says Brauer. Forty years later, Dodge roared back to prominence with the trusty V-8 hammer. Catch “Car Radio with Henry Payne” from noon-2 p.m. Saturdays on 910 AM Superstation. Even if it's a bit silly, we all love the Hellcat for its 707 horsepower V8. Electrification deployed to increase the performance of the vehicle as its primary goal – with the added benefits of fuel economy – is very different, instead of the other way around.".

They can’t exist as you get into the middle-2020s," the new Fiat Chrysler boss said at the Detroit auto show. © 2008-2020 SoftNews Net SRL.All rights reserved.

"The reality is those platforms and that technology we used does need to move on. What Manley said next is something we all know to be true, but a bit heartbreaking nonetheless. This enables Disqus, Inc. to process some of your data. "They came up with this idea which originally was part of a mini skunk-works until it was too late to stop it.

A new generation of Dodge muscle cars is coming, and it will get a boost with an electric motor. "The reality is those platforms and that technology we used does need to move on. Ads can be annoying. Considerable updates and refreshes have been made since, but it's still one of the oldest underpinnings in a vehicle sold in the U.S. today. 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody: Review.

Deze voertuigen zijn compact, sportief, luxueus en toch betaalbaar. If you'd be so kind as to allow our site, we promise to keep bringing you great content. This is rather hilarious. But with government emissions standards tightening, automakers have been looking to alternative powertrains with fewer cylinders to satisfy customer performance demands. #AmericanMuscle . We get it.

De eerste generatie Dodge Challenger wordt wel eens omschreven als het antwoord van Dodge op de Fords Mustang en Camaro. Fiat Chrysler chief Manley says electrification "can’t be the dominant part (of a muscle car). If someone told us one day Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) was going to take its muscle car brand model, the Dodge Challenger, and turn it into an electric vehicle (EV) a year ago, we would have laughed. Challenger 2019 models (and their sister Charger sedans) are powered by four engines: 3.6-liter V-6, 5.7-liter hemi V-8, 6.4-liter hemi V-8, and supercharged 6.2-liter V-8. Find him at or Twitter @HenryEPayne. Supercar-makers like Acura, McLaren and Porsche have mated electric motors and downsized gasoline engines, with the primary purpose of the batteries being performance, not fuel efficiency.