Mopar Teases Electrified Classic for 2023 SEMA

Does the Hood House a HEMI?

Mopar recently gave us a glimpse of what’s to come from them at the next Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, taking place in Glitter City, Nevada between October 31 and November 3.

A solitary teaser picture doesn’t provide a great deal of information, but we could likely extrapolate what Stellantis’ accessory division is plotting by looking at a few hints.

The car in the picture appears to be a Dodge Charger, specifically a second-generation model from 1968 or 1969. Those hood scoops suggest that the car has been modified, and a small aperture reveals something blue underneath. Mopar declares that “a serious charge is coming,” and urges us to “get ready for a jolt,” implying that this could be an electrified Charger.

It looks like a blast from the past could be coming to this year’s SEMA extravaganza – a vintage Charger that has been equipped with an electrical powertrain transformation. We have caught wind of Dodge’s plans to make a go of building an electric muscle car as soon as the current editions of the Challenger and Charger, finishing with their ‘Last Call’ models, cease production in 2023.

Dodge gave us a sneak peek at its upcoming muscle car, known as the Charger Daytona Concept, last year when it was showcased at SEMA. Keeping the key elements of its historic design, its exterior has gotten an overhaul with a few modern touches for 2020.

Going by the sneak peek, we doubt that the introduction of this vehicle will involve a fully completed Charger Daytona, but instead appear as a showcase of an upcoming electric crate system.

Mopar already provides some impressive fuel-run crate engines, including the astounding Hellephant engine providing an enormous 1,100 horsepower. This could assist Dodge in contending with General Motors’ eCrate and Ford Performance Parts’ Eluminator.

It’s not out of the question that SEMA and a production project are entirely unrelated. In the past, Stellantis has presented online with electrifying concept vehicles, such as the Jeep Magneto, that customers lack the option to acquire. Possibilities suggest this Charger could undertake a similar set-up to the Magneto, complete with a manual transmission in contrast to the latest electric vehicles.

CarBuzz will be in attendance at SEMA this year and we’ll be providing real-time updates about everything Mopar has to offer.

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