Challenger Combines Muscle with AWD

Dodge Challenger GT AWD (Photo: FCA)

The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT is the first two-door North American muscle car with all-wheel drive.

 The Dodge Challenger GT features Dodge’s high-performance all-wheel-drive system. Also found in the Charger AWD, this technologically-advanced system includes an active transfer case and front-axle-disconnect, which means it 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. When sensors indicate the need for additional traction, the system automatically engages the front axle, instantly transitioning into all-wheel drive mode

 “Dodge is shifting the muscle car paradigm with the new 2017 Dodge Challenger GT – the world’s first and only all-wheel drive North American muscle coupe,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “The Challenger has always been the most wide-ranging and functional muscle coupe, and now, with the new 305 horsepower all-wheel-drive Challenger GT, we are stretching the functional and geographic boundaries even further.”

 Dodge Challenger GT AWD production is scheduled to begin in January 2017 and will be available in dealerships the first quarter of 2017.

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