dodge is gearing up to release the world’s first all-wheel-drive american muscle coupé. it has taken the classic ‘challenger GT’, upgraded its specification and is now providing muscle car enthusiasts all-weather driving confidence. similarly to the blacked-out ‘shakedown challenger’, it weaves together design cues from the past and present to form a truly unique creation.

dodge challenger GT AWD designboom
all images © dodge



the dodge ‘challenger GT’ features a high-performance all-wheel-drive system, which includes an active transfer case and front-axle disconnect for refined all-season performance and fuel economy. the ‘challenger’ now seamlessly transitions between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, with no driver intervention. under normal driving conditions, the front axle is disengaged and 100 percent of the engine’s torque is directed to the rear wheels. this preserves the outstanding fun-to-drive performance and handling characteristics inherent to rear-wheel-drive vehicles. when sensors indicate the need for additional traction, the system automatically engages the front axle, instantly transitioning the muscle coupé into AWD mode.

dodge challenger GT AWD designboom
the first two-door american muscle car with all-wheel drive



the ‘challenger GT AWD’ features dodge’s award-winning 3.6-liter pentastar V6 engine, delivering 305 horsepower at 6,350 rpm and a responsive 268 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,800 rpm, and a torqueflite eight-speed automatic transmission as standard. a tuned induction system and dual exhaust from the manifolds back to the tips help deliver more than 90 percent of the engine’s peak torque from 1,800 to 6,400 rpm – tuned for outstanding drivability and responsiveness.

maximum power output: 305 ps



enhanced with vehicle dynamic control (VDC), the ‘challenger GT AWD’ has impressive handling on all surfaces, especially snow and ice. VDC provides excellent traction on slippery surfaces and also helps the driver maintain the desired vehicle path. enhancing the on-road dynamic performance using precise front-to-rear torque control integrated with the electronic stability control (ESC) system, vehicle dynamic control maintains ‘challenger’s’ fun-to-drive character, regardless of road conditions.

dodge challenger GT AWD designboom
vehicle dynamic control for impressive handling



in addition, the new dodge ‘challenger GT AWD’ features paddle shifters and ‘sport’ mode. with ‘sport’ mode active, gear changes are quicker and revs are held higher for even more performance-oriented acceleration and higher shift dynamics. for even more control, the driver can also use the die-cast steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters and view gear election through the full-color electronic vehicle information center (EVIC) centered in the instrument challenger GT AWD designboom
performance times can be monitored on-screen



for enthusiasts who want more all-weather traction, the new ‘dodge challenger AWD’ delivers premium amenities inside and out, including 19-inch aluminum wheels with hyper black finish and all-season performance tires, projector fog lamps, a deck-lid rear spoiler, ‘parksense’ rear park assist and ‘parkview’ rear backup camera. the ‘challenger GT super track pak’ button activates dodge performance pages and launch control features embedded in the 8.4-inch touchscreen radio; visible performance information, such as reaction times, 0-60 times, G-force indicator and lap times, can be monitored in the 7-inch customizable display.

dodge challenger GT AWD designboom
production scheduled: january 2017