After teasing the model at the SEMA show in 2014, Dodge has brought back the Challenger T/A, debuting the new variant in Detroit alongside the 2017 Charger Daytona.
The original Challenger T/A, introduced in 1970, was built to race in the SCCA Trans-Am Series. As such, the 2017 model features track-ready hardware like Bilstein shock absorbers, performance brake linings and 0.5-inch lower suspension.
The 375 horsepower 5.7-liter V8 also receives a Hellcat air box with a Mopar filter and a 2.75-inch electronically controlled active performance exhaust system. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, with the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic an option.
Styling wise, the T/A is set apart by a Satin Black painted hood and front fascia, a Satin Black roof and side graphics, a ‘Challenger’ script badge and a Satin Black decklid spoiler with a Challenger T/A badge. Factory installed hoodpins are also available, along with limited-production Green Go and Yellow Jack High Impact exterior colors.
The cabin features aluminum and gloss black trim, black performance seats, a performance steering wheel and a vintage-inspired gauge cluster with white faces. Also standard are velour floor mats with embroidered Dodge logos.
The new 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A will start at $37,390 plus $1,095 in destination.