New Dodge Challenger Models
2017 has been a big year for the Dodge Challenger. So far, Dodge has released several new Challenger models and they are all very unique, powerful and make the Challenger lineup a lot more diverse. The new vehicles include the Challenger GT AWD; three variations of the revival of the classic Challenger T/A; the Mopar ‘17 Dodge Challenger to help Mopar celebrate it’s 75th anniversary; and the reveal of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.
2017 Dodge Challenger T/A Models
The Challenger T/A was produced in 1970 and according to MuscleCars.com, “it was one of the most eye-catching muscle cars ever made.” The 1970 Challenger T/A was originally created to race in Sports Car Club of America’s (SCCA) Trans Am racing series and since it was only produced for one year, only 2,399 models were made. Though the Challenger T/A may have lived a short life, Dodge brought it back for the 2017 model year and they brought it back with three variants, the Challenger T/A, Challenger T/A Plus and the Challenger T/A 392. All three of the new models features a powerful engine and excellent tech all while maintaining the original Challenger T/A’s classic styling.
The Challenger T/A comes standard with Dodge’s 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine that produces an impressive 475 horsepower. In addition to the powerful engine, the Challenger T/A comes with performance features like air catcher headlamps, 20-inch lightweight mopar aluminum wheels, Brembo brakes, an upgraded cold air intake system, and active exhaust.
When it comes to style, the T/A is an eye catcher for sure. On the exterior of the vehicle features like a satin black hood, black T/A badging, Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, black wheels, and hood pins come standard. The T/A is available in unique colors including Green Go and Yellow Jacket high-impact paint. Inside the T/A is nothing but classy with chrome accents, leather and suede trimmed seats, and a polyester shifter.
The Challenger T/A Plus is equipped with all of the features as the Challenger T/A, but the vehicle has Nappa leather seats, UConnect 8.4 with the 8.4-inch touchscreen and easier access to performance pages.
The Challenger T/A 392 has an upgraded 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that produces 485 horsepower. In addition to having all of the upgraded convenience features that are on the Challenger T/A Plus, the Challenger T/A 392 also has Brembo six-piston calipers and wider wheels.
2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD
The Dodge Challenger GT AWD is an all-new all-wheel drive Challenger and it is the only two-door, five-passenger all-wheel-drive model on the market. The Challenger GT AWD is extremely capable and it comes standard with the 305 horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine and a eight-speed automatic transmission.
Apart from the engine, the Challenger GT AWD model also comes with plenty of performance features to add ease for handling. The Challenger GT AWD has softer springs and shocks, the same active transfer case and front-axle disconnect that is on the Dodge Charger AWD models, as well as a rear spoiler. In addition, the vehicle’s paddle shifters and traction control allow for safe and awesome handling around curves and even in the snow.
The outside of the Challenger GT AWD has unique badging, Michelin Primacy MXM4 all-season tires, and fog lamps come standard. Inside the vehicle is standard leather seats, a leather wrapped and heated steering wheel, and a 8.4-inch touchscreen that connects to the vehicle’s UConnect 8.4 system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Mopar ‘17 Dodge Challenger
For Mopar’s 80th anniversary, Mopar paired up with Dodge to create the special-edition Mopar ‘17 Dodge Challenger. The new trim will be available in the option of two two-tone color schemes – one black and blue and the other silver and black and only 80 of each color scheme will be produced.
The Mopar ‘17 Dodge Challenger is equipped with the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 and it is paired with a six-speed manual transmission and that combination produces 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. The Mopar ‘17 Dodge Challenger wouldn’t be Mopar without performance parts upgrades, and it has features like Brembo brakes, an upgraded cold air intake system, and a strut tower brace are some of the upgraded performance features. In addition it has a shaker hood, 20-inch wheels and black exhaust tips, all of which add style and performance.
The Mopar ‘17 Challenger is stylish from the inside out. Exterior features like a pitch black roof, black hood with the Mopar 392 logo, and 392 badging on the side panels come with this special edition. The vehicle’s interior has unique badging, contrast stitching and sports seats.
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
The Challenger SRT Demon is the muscle car for serious enthusiasts. Imagine the Challenger SRT Hellcat on steroids and you have the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The Challenger SRT Demon has a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine that puts out 840 horsepower, wow! The Challenger SRT Demon finishes a quarter-mile in just 9.65 seconds and accelerates from 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds.
Of course, the Challenger ST Demon has endless performance features. The Challenger SRT Demon even has a crate available that comes with all a driver needs to change the street tires to drag radials. Performance features include a hood scoop, a transmission brake, a softened suspension, a liquid-to-air intercooler chiller are just some of the many that come with the Challenger SRT Demon.
What does the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon look like? Aggressive. The interior only has a driver’s seat so it has a race car feel to it and drop 200 pounds. Also inside the vehicle the seat and steering wheel are ventilated and leather. On the exterior of the Demon aggressive styling features such as black Demon badging, 18-inch black wheels, and 315 / 40R18 Nitto NT05Rs tires come standard.
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