Dodge Challenger GT AWD concept should become reality
Thought you’d seen all the Challengers? Drag Pak, Hellcat, Scat Pack and even base models abound, but Mopar surprised us for the 2015 SEMA show with an all-wheel-drive system under Dodge’s signature muscle machine.
The Challenger GT AWD Concept might not seem as insane as some other SEMA show cars, but it is — thanks to the radical all-wheel-drive surgery that this Challenger underwent. Powered by the 5.7-liter Hemi V8, the output of this Challenger is just a bit above stock — the Scat Pack 3 performance package tacks on an additional 75 hp and 44 lb-ft of torque. The Scat Pack consists of CNC-ported heads, hi-flow exhaust manifolds and hi-flow catalytic converters, and maintains a factory warranty. A subtle suspension drop helps the AWD Challenger hug the ground, and Mopar Performance strut tower braces stiffen the structure.
Dodge Challenger AWD Concept is lower than stock and is equipped with other Mopar performance goodies
As far as custom touches? Well, this SEMA Dodge has a widebody kit and massive fender flares. Still, the 11-inch-wide rear wheels are barely able fit beneath the bodywork. Of course, SEMA being SEMA, Dodge couldn’t just stop there: There’s also a chin spoiler, rear spoiler, unique Mopar graphics and Destroyer gray paint, with Header orange and Matte black graphics, to round out the exterior of the Challenger.
The interior takes color cues from the exterior, and features Header orange stitching over Katzkin leather seats, center console, shifter boot and side panels. Suede inserts adorn the seats, and a flat-bottom steering wheel completes the interior.
Will it ever make production? We vote “please,” since an AWD Challenger sounds like a blast to drive.