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Reviews 2017 Dodge Challenger GT: First Drive Review

20:31  02 may  2017
20:31  02 may  2017 Source:   autonxt.net

Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger Celebrates 80 Years of Aftermarket Brand

  Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger Celebrates 80 Years of Aftermarket Brand Two-tone color scheme makes these Challengers popArriving in dealerships during the second quarter of this year, the Mopar Challenger comes with special badging, body colors, performance parts, and other upgrades. Buyers can choose one of the following two-tone color schemes: Pitch Black/Contusion Blue and Pitch Black/Billet Silver. Mopar will build 80 copies of each version, honoring the 80 years Mopar has been in business.

We drive the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT in Portland, Maine.

Dodge 's first -ever all-wheel- drive Challenger coupe driven in real snow! Read the review and see photos at Car and Driver . Among Detroit’s three pony cars, Dodge ’s Challenger is an oversize peg that fits in an altogether differently shaped hole than do the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro.


2017 Dodge Challenger GT© FCA US LLC 2017 Dodge Challenger GT 2017 Dodge Challenger GT

When the weather turns cold and roads become blanketed in snow and ice, a rear-wheel-drive sport coupe is not the first vehicle most people consider to conquer the elements. But with the addition of the Challenger GT, Dodge offers the advantage of all-wheel drive to tackle adverse weather conditions — a first for a 2-door, 5-passenger coupe; the emphasis during development was to retain the sporty, fun-to-drive nature of the rear-wheel-drive Challenger.

Performance All-Wheel Drive© FCA US LLC Performance All-Wheel Drive Performance All-Wheel Drive

Differentiating the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT from previous versions is a high-performance all-wheel-drive system derived from the Dodge Charger, which has an active transfer case and front-axle disconnect. Under normal driving conditions the front axle gets disengaged and all torque is delivered to the rear axle. When sensors detect the need for additional traction, the front axle automatically engages and torque is actively split between the front and rear axles, depending on conditions. Manual shifting or selecting Sport mode engages AWD as well. Disconnecting the front axles improves fuel economy when the torque split is not needed, and helps retain the rear-drive feel.

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is 200+ Pounds Lighter Than Hellcat

  2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is 200+ Pounds Lighter Than Hellcat The tease for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon continues with a new video posted to www.ifyouknowyouknow.com. The video, titled “Reduction,” reveals that the Demon trims more than 200 pounds from the curb weight of its Hellcat sibling. Dodge says the Challenger Demon will be the brand’s performance halo car, and though it hasn’t revealedDodge says the Challenger Demon will be the brand's performance halo car, and though it hasn't revealed numbers yet, we expect the new model's output to eclipse the Challenger Hellcat's 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.

The 2017 Challenger GT started in Portland, Maine, and took us through the back roads of the state to Club Motorsports in New Hampshire. Black ice lurked at

Adding all-wheel drive to a two-door American muscle car might seem blasphemous, but after driving the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT earlier this week in New

Why All-Wheel Drive?© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Why All-Wheel Drive? Why All-Wheel Drive?

Challenger would not seem like an obvious candidate for adding all-wheel drive, but Dodge noticed that overall all-wheel drive sales are increasing, with Charger AWD sales up 17 percent for 2016. Dodge researchers also discovered that of those buyers who considered an American sport coupe but did not buy one, one third said that all-wheel drive was an important consideration — and half of those bought an all-wheel drive vehicle.

Model Lineup© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Model Lineup Model Lineup

With a base price of $33,395 (excluding a $1,095 destination charge), the new GT slots into the Challenger lineup between the R/T at $32,995 and the R/T Plus at $35,995. Standard Equipment includes 19-inch aluminum wheels with Hyper Black finish, P235/55R19 all-season performance tires, projector fog lights, a rear spoiler, ParkSense rear park assist and ParkView rear backup camera. The Challenger GT is easily identified by subtle GT badges on the front fenders, and it is now on sale at Dodge dealerships.

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon sheds seats and insulation to drop weight

  2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon sheds seats and insulation to drop weight Losing weight doesn't bedevil Dodge.The Demon loses 113 pounds by making the front passenger seat with its seatbelt (58 pounds) and back seat (55 pounds including restraints and floor mats) optional, which accounts for a large chunk of the weight loss compare to the Hellcat.

TestDriveNow.com Video Review of the new 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD by automotive critic Steve Hammes. MSRP as-tested: ,765. The first all-wheel drive

In normal driving , the 2017 Challenger GT operates like a rear- drive car. It only switches to all-wheel drive under certain criteria including: low traction situations that trigger an ESC event, wide-open throttle when passing, in Sport mode, manual shifting via the steering wheel mounted shift-paddles or

Under the Hood© FCA US LLC Under the Hood Under the Hood

Challenger GT is powered by Dodge’s Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 producing 305 horsepower at 6350 rpm and 268 lb-ft of torque at 4800 rpm. Tuned induction and dual exhaust from the manifolds back create a wide torque band, with 90 percent of peak torque available from 1800 to 6400 rpm. The GT’s TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission includes manual-shift mode with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 18 mpg city / 27 mpg highway / 21 mpg combined. Unfortunately for fans of Dodge HEMI V8 engines, the all-wheel-drive Challenger is not be offered with HEMI power. (For enthusiasts holding out hope for a HEMI AWD version, Dodge recently introduced the 2018 Durango SRT with a 475-horsepower HEMI and high-performance AWD.)

Suspension and Vehicle Dynamic Control© FCA US LLC Suspension and Vehicle Dynamic Control Suspension and Vehicle Dynamic Control

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Will Get Race Cool-Down Feature

  2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Will Get Race Cool-Down Feature Also getting special Performance Pages programPerformance Pages will be accessible through an 8.4-inch UConnect touchscreen infotainment system, and can bring up real-time graphs showing horsepower and torque; gauges for engine temperature, oil pressure, air-fuel ratio, and boost pressure; a g meter showing lateral and longitudinal g forces; and timers for reaction time, 0-60 mph, eighth mile, and quarter mile performance. Performance Pages will also feature driver-selectable line lock, rpm-adjustable launch control, and adjustability for the shift light in the gauge cluster.

KBB's First Look at the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD. Kelley Blue Book is your source for new car reviews , auto show coverage, features, and comparison

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The Challenger GT suspension is unique from other Challenger versions, because it borrows the suspension setup of the Charger Pursuit police vehicle. Engineered to retain the handling feel of the Challenger while integrating the all-wheel-drive system, the Challenger GT rides slightly higher than other trim levels. Challenger GT is also equipped with 3-mode Electronic Stability Control that includes a full-off mode to allow the driver to drift in snow, and Vehicle Dynamic Control to maximize traction and vehicle stability in all weather conditions while retaining sporty driving characteristics.

Inner Space© FCA US LLC Inner Space Inner Space

Inside, the Challenger GT is nicely equipped including leather sport seats; heated/ventilated front seats; a heated steering wheel with power tilt and telescope; and a Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The new GT Interior package — exclusive to the Challenger GT — includes Performance Napa leather and Alcantara suede seats, and a Dodge performance steering wheel. Challenger GT offers comfortable room for the driver and front-seat passenger; being a 2-door sport coupe, the 3-passenger rear seat is a tight fit for adults. Rear visibility is limited in the interest of design, with wide C-pillars and tall shoulders, but aided by the backup camera.

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Gets Torque Reserve System

  2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Gets Torque Reserve System Helps with launches and produces unique exhaust noteDodge says the Demon's unique exhaust sound is the product of an advanced torque reserve launch system—the first ever designed for drag racing in a production car. This system allows more air to flow through the engine before launch, building rpms in the supercharger without overwhelming the brakes and spinning the tires. Torque reserve is triggered when Launch Mode is selected and engine speed is greater than 1,000 rpm.

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On the Road© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience On the Road On the Road

On the day of our press event in the Challenger GT, attending journalists awoke to freezing rain on their hotel room windows. Scheduled to drive from Portland, Maine, to Club Motorsports in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, we departed Portland in a group of Skittles-colored Challenger GTs feeling like we were in the wrong vehicles for these conditions. But as we tackled the compact snow- and ice-covered back roads of Maine and New Hampshire, we discovered the Challenger GT truly is an all-weather vehicle — stable, controlled and confidence-inspiring in adverse weather conditions.

Handling Course© FCA US LLC Handling Course Handling Course

At the Club Motorsports facility, we had the opportunity to drive a handling course — think snow-covered autocross — with ESC in full-off mode to experience the all-wheel-drive system. With no stability control nor traction control, the rear of the Challenger GT easily slid under power. But once torque transferred to the front wheels, the GT began to pull in the direction the front wheels were pointed. It was interesting to experience how the AWD alone would correct the direction of travel, and easy to see why the Challenger GT performs so well out on snowy roads.

Is a Modified Dodge Challenger Scat Pack a Better Deal Than a Hellcat?

  Is a Modified Dodge Challenger Scat Pack a Better Deal Than a Hellcat? One cammed Scat Pack's owner is running an 11.2-second quarter mile.As long as you stick with minor engine modifications and primarily bolt-on parts, it is going to be extremely hard to hit that $25,200 ceiling. One YouTuber, Delano McFarlane, appears to have successfully made a Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack comparable in quarter-mile times to the Hellcat (11.7 seconds on street tires). According to the YouTuber's page, his Challenger is making 490 hp at the wheels and has achieved 11.2 seconds in the quarter mile on his best run.

Опубликовано: 7 дек. 2016 г. 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD V6 305hp 3.6L Unlike the concept, the production Challenger GT isn't V8-powered; predictably enough, it looks a lot like its all-wheel- drive Charger sedan stablemate on paper. It gets the same 3.6-liter Pentastar V6

Oh, please — don’t act so surprised. The proliferation of turbocharged four-cylinders, automatic transmissions, and soon, a hybrid Mustang should have prepared you for the all-wheel- drive Challenger GT .

Pentastar V6 Power© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Pentastar V6 Power Pentastar V6 Power

Although some Challenger enthusiasts will lament the lack of a HEMI option, the Pentastar V6 delivers significant power through a broad torque band. The reality: The Pentastar V6 is the preferred choice for a majority of Challenger buyers, and the logical choice for an AWD version. The Pentastar delivers plenty of power to make the Challenger GT fun to drive (especially with steering-wheel-mounted paddles for manual shifting), while still delivering respectable fuel economy.

Right for You?© FCA US LLC Right for You? Right for You?

The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT offers all-weather capability while retaining the looks and the fun-to drive character of a sport coupe. If you’ve been longing for a muscular rear-drive coupe but shied away at the thought of driving it in adverse weather conditions, the Challenger GT offers the answer you’ve been looking for.

Rating: 8.0© FCA US LLC Rating: 8.0 Rating: 8.0

Pros: True all-season capability; sport coupe looks; retains sporty driving character.

Cons: HEMI engines not offered with AWD; tight rear seat; rear visibility limited.

Bottom Line: Challenger receives all-wheel-drive capability while retaining its fun-to-drive sport coupe character.

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Police Concept Is a Cop's Dream Car .
<p>Catching up to speeders would never be an issue..but the fleet's tire supply would be.</p>Equipped with all the normal patrol car gear like lights, a push bar, steel wheels, decaling, etc, this Dodge Challenger is ready to hit the mean streets of your imagination. Creator Aksyonov Nikita did a great job of making the Challenger look like a real patrol car. Unfortunately, 840 horsepower (or even the 707 horsepower of a Hellcat) may not be the best for daily patrol or the silent approach...but it is always fun to dream a little.

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