All-Wheel Drive Dodge Challenger Hellcat Planned for 2017

Discussion in 'American Cars' started by V8stangman, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. Before they move over to a lighter platform, Dodge’s muscle cars are in for a few changes, the largest of which is an all-wheel drive system for the Challenger.

    In 2018, both of Dodge’s famous muscle cars will move over to FCA’s new Giorgio platform, helping the Charger and Challenger drop 400 and 500 pounds respectively, despite staying the same size. This platform change was originally planned for 2017, though the delay doesn’t mean that FCA is leaving the cars untouched.

    According to Automotive News we will see an all-wheel drive Challenger introduced before the end of 2016 known as the GT AWD model, a car that was teased at the 2015 SEMA Show as a concept. In its final year before moving away from its current platform, a widebody all-wheel drive Challenger with the 707-horsepower Hellcat V8 under the hood will be introduced, badged as the Challenger ADR.

    As for the Charger, no major changes are planned besides some special edition models, including a new Charger Daytona that will debut before the end of this year.

    The Dodge Barracuda, which will be a two-door convertible also based on the Giorgio platform, is still in the works, though it isn’t expected to be released until 2021.
  2. I'd imagine this is being transfered over from the jeep track hawk.
    This is a good call if you ask me. It's gonna make them even faster. And now I'd even consider one living up here in the great white north.
  3. Sounds like a good future Mad Max sequel car.
  4. dodge needs to make a smaller mustang or sub mustang sports car
    all its cars are fat as f
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  5. Holy crap. If they drop 500 pounds off the 6.4 Challenger it will be well into the 11s in the quarter mile.
  6. All this but they can't figure out how to keep the Viper in production. FCA sux
  7. this thing probably accelerates like an actual rocket. I want to experience this

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