2025 Dodge Charger “General Lee” Is a Daytona EV in Dukes of Hazzard Colors

About a week ago, Dodge dropped official photos of their upcoming Charger EV, a production version of the Daytona SRT Banshee Concept. When it hits showrooms in late 2024, it will be the first American icon to transition from V8 to EV.

Muscle cars not only dominated sales for years but also influenced pop culture, especially in the 1960s. One great example of this is the iconic “General Lee” a the Dodge Charger from the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard. To this day, its orange paint and flag roof livery are instantly recognizable.

It’s not a question of if, but rather when somebody will build a 2025 Charger “General Lee”. And as usual, digital artists have jumped the gun a little. Adry53 Customs has created the first such renderings which look so believable that they are bound to inspire builders.

The core of this rendered build is the paint. Burnt orange metallic paint takes the place of the classic orange from the 1969 Charger. It resembles Toxi Orange from the early model years of the Challenger.

As a side note, nobody’s 100% sure what color General Lee was. Some say it’s “Hemi Orange” but VINwiki published a very interesting video where a hood from an original Dukes of Hazzard car was scanned and it turned out to be a color called “TNT Express“. Essentially, the people working for the TV show used whatever they could get and found this shade used by a shipping company on their delivery vehicles.

“General Lee” a controversial TV icon

Another part of this makeover is the “01” on the side of the car and a Confederate flag on the roof. This is the most controversial aspect of the Dukes of Hazzard car, along with it being named after Robert E. Lee, general of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

Some hot rod wheels and a black bull bar complete the 2025 Dodge Charger’s General Lee makeover. We don’t have the specs, but they should be the same as when the car left Dodge’s factory.

The all-new Charger EV will come in a variety of flavors. A base model will eventually be offered with 402 horsepower from a rear-mounted motor. This will likely be built on a 400V architecture, while 800V versions will have up to 885 horsepower. From what we understand, you will also be able to unlock over-the-air upgrades, basically tuning straight from the factory which makes your car faster at a drag strip or race track.



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