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If you’re looking for a muscle car that is ideal for the cold winter weather, then you may check out the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD. It’s not as powerful as the Camaro and the Ford Mustang, but its 305-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is enough to plow through inches of snow.
Here are its three main features according to a source:
1. It Can Reroute Power Towards The Front Wheels
The V-6 engine is paired with ZF’s 8-speed automatic transmission, which, in turn, is connected to the same transfer case and front-axle disconnect utilized in the all-wheel-drive Dodge Charger. If you drive the Challenger GT AWD under normal conditions, the 268 lb. ft. of torque charges through the rear wheels. When driving conditions require for the power to move forward, the system reroutes the power to the front.
2. It Comes With Convenient Features To Make Up For The Lack Of V-8
Unfortunately, the 2018 Dodge Challenger GT AWD will not come with a V-8 option. It did make up for it by including a Sport Mode, shift paddles, and launch control, as well as a host of other convenient features such as nappa leather for the cabin, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, an 8.4-inch Uconnect display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a universal garage door opener, metal-trimmed pedals, and a 276-watt Alpine stereo with six speakers.
3. It Is Cheaper Than The Subaru WRX STI, But More Expensive Than The Ford Mustang
The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD, with all of its muscle-type appearance and all-weather capabilities, will come with a price tag of $34, 490. That is less than the Subaru WRX STI, but slightly more than the price of the Ford Mustang GT. That’s understandable, though, since the Mustang is 130 ponies more powerful than the Dodge Challenger. Production of the 2017 Dodge Challenger will begin in January, so deliveries will begin during the first quarter of next year.
Dodge will create a wide-body SRT Hellcat based on these spy shots of a 2018 Dodge Challenger ADR. Positioned above the SRT Hellcat, this new range-topping Challenger has recently been spotted testing on Michigan roads ahead of a likely 2017 market launch, making it an entry for the 2018 model year.
The prototypes sighted are wearing standard body panels but the protruding rubber can still be clearly seen. There is simply no mistaking that this new Challenger is going to have a wide and sexy body.
The photos weren’t properly zoomed in because the poor weather hinders so, but the tires are definitely wider than the tiny 275/40-size set currently on the SRT Hellcat.
There were previous rumors that the 315s would be fitted on this model, but that’s a conservative estimate judging by these spy shots. In the industry, the car with the biggest rubber is the Dodge Viper, which is fitted with the massive 355/30-size tires at the rear.
Dodge hinted of a wide-body Challenger back when it first introduced the Challenger GT AWD concept at the 2015 SEMA show. The concept consists of an all-wheel drive system from the Dodge Charger though there’s only a 5.7-liter V-8 similar to the Fiat Chrysler.
Speculations have been pointing out that there will be two wide-body options for the Challenger, though it is also possible that more will come. The first two options might be an all-wheel drive car with an entry-level 3.6-liter V-6 and a high-performance car with the Hellcat supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 and rear-wheel drive.
The high-performance car is the new model, expected to be called the Challenger ADR (American Drag Racer). It is a rear-wheel drive with extra rubber to help put the Hellcat’s hellish power. The current model can produce 707 horsepower, though that can easily be bumped up.
This model is expected to be the final hurrah for the current Challenger before a redesigned model is introduced.
To welcome the Woodward Dream Cruise with a bang, Dodge released new Challenger and Charger models to watch out for. The brand unveiled the Dodge Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona editions. The cars bearing the 2017 model year come in various bright colors, customized parts and more power in the engine.
Dodge Challenger T/A
According to a source, the Challenger T/A packs a 5.7-liter V8 engine similar to the one carried by the Challenger R/T. The power unit has an output of 375 hp. The car possesses the brand’s “Air Catcher” headlights, LED T/A logos, air duct on the bonnet, enhanced exhausts, and forged aluminum wheels.
Dodge also offers the Super Track Pak for the Challenger T/A. The kit lowers the suspension of the car by half an inch. In addition, it is available with new brakes, Bilsten shock absorbers, remapped stability control and the wheels are wrapped in Goodyear Eagle 1 tires. Moreover, the package comes with satin black hood or T/A stripes as visual enhancements. Buyers even have the option to get the Green Go finish with the kit. The Super Track Pak has a starting price of $37,390.
The Super Track Pak can be installed on the Challenger 392 too with a 6.4-liter V8 engine producing up to 485 hp. It comes with new 20-inch wheels and other accessories. The starting price of the package is $43,995.
Dodge Charger Daytona
The Charger Daytona edition, as its name implies, commemorates the brand’s limited-production 1969 NASCAR-inspired car. The auto has the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine. Its upgrades include active performance exhausts, 2.62 rear axle ratio, the goodies of the Super Track Pak, and reconfigured auto transmission. The kit has a starting cost of $39,890.
The Charger 392 can get the Daytona elements as well for $44,995. The package imbues the car with a 3.09 final drive ratio, limited-slip rear axle, direct cold air induction, fender decals, plus 20-inch wheels partnered with Brembo brakes and wrapped in performance tires.