About six months ago Dodge unveiled its latest Charger Daytona Banshee concept which as per Dodge is a EV with muscle. During its live debut, the Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust system especially designed to maintain the original sound of Dodge cars was showcased. The engine sound of Dodge cars is very popular and has become a cultural phenomenon presented across many films and videos. Dodge has tried to incorporate the same experience into its new EV range. However, the first noise wasn’t quite right there because it was too electric and sounded too less like the motor. Dodge has since reworked on the sound mix and presented a new Fratzonic sound during the Chicago Auto Show’s Concept & Technology garage. This time Dodge brought the sound much closer to their original engine sound which is much better with more low-end and more rumble.
Now potential buyers have an idea of what to expect once the company’s all-electric muscle cars go on sale in 2024. Dodge’s Fratzonic exhaust is not just a speaker system, but it is something similar to a sound organ using air through tuned chambers to produce noise. The final processed sound tells the throttle position and speed, with a volume of up to126 decibels, closer to a Hellcat’s exhaust sound.
“Did we crack the code on wide-open motors? Not yet. But we’ve got two years,” CEO Tim Kuniskis mentioned in an interview. “We have changed the sound of that car 1000 times and we will continue to.”
The production version scheduled for sometime in 2024, other automakers such as Lamborghini and Ferrari are also finding ways to add life to electric powertrains. Lamborghini has already filed for its trademark to electric sound clips used in its coming hybrid V12 powertrain, and Ferrari is also trying to patent a system for its coming electric cars that promises to be emotional.
Dodge is committed to rescuing ICE sounds from EV future and bringing muscle car like excitement to its electric vehicles. One will be expecting more news and improvements to the Fratzonic sound system before the EV muscle cars hit the market in 2024.