Dodge brand boss Tim Kuniskis wants to unveil a marque concept for electric muscle cars ahead of Speed Week leading up to the Woodward Dream Cruise on August 20, according to an interview with Muscle Cars & Trucks. However, there was a mysterious factor that could potentially hold back its opening.
“It will be sooner rather than later. My hope is that you’ll get a good look at this car before we get to that Speed Week, so before we get to August that’s my hope,” Kuniskis said. Muscle Cars & Trucks.
It’s not clear what’s holding it all back, but the problem seems like a big deal. “There is one very important part that accompanies [the reveal] it’s beyond my control, and it’s beyond our industry to be honest, that I want the two of them together when I show you this car. And I don’t want to do it intermittently, ”he said Muscle Cars & Trucks.
According to previous details, the electric muscle car concept is a close preview of the production version of the model that will arrive in 2024. The goal of the vehicle is to attract new customers to Dodge’s performance models while retaining the fans the company already has.
Dodge engineers reportedly aim to build the vehicle which will compete with the Tesla Model S Plaid. This could mean an electric muscle car can accelerate to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in under two seconds.
Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares recently described the Dodge electric muscle car as having “a sound you can’t imagine.” He also described the vehicle as “something surprising.”
Dodge’s teaser for the model shows it off with the old-school fratzog triangle symbol. From what it looks like, the style blends elements from the late 1960s and early 70s Challenger and Charger. The video highlighting the vehicle shows an all-wheel-drive blackout, which shows an electric motor to power each axle.
When production-spec muscle cars arrive, Dodge intends to sell them alongside combustion-powered vehicles at least for the time being.