Dodge Challenger GT AWD concept, 2015 SEMA show
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ [NYSE:FCAU] official aftermarket and accessories division Mopar has brought an assortment of vehicles to this week’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, the highlight of which is this all-wheel-drive Dodge Challenger. It’s called the Challenger GT AWD and is strictly a concept at this point.
In developing the concept, Mopar’s engineering team borrowed the all-wheel-drive system from the related Chrysler 300. This ruled out dropping in the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 from the Challenger SRT Hellcat due to torque constraints but a V-8, in this case FCA’s 5.7-liter HEMI, is still nestled under the hood.
The engine is upgraded with the Scat Pack 3 Performance Kit, which delivers a boost of up to 75 more horsepower and an additional 44 pound-feet of torque, bringing the final output to a heady 450 hp and 454 lb-ft. The transmission is an eight-speed automatic.
Along with the new drivetrain, there’s also a custom visual package which consists of new colors, lowered suspension, a wide-body kit and 20-inch wheels. The wheels feature Mopar center caps painted to match the body and wheels.
The cabin design takes cues from the exterior, with orange stitching embellishing the Katzkin leather lining the seats, center console, shifter boot and side panels. Other interior mods include a flat-bottom steering wheel, Mopar door sills guards and several Challenger logos.
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