Last month it was revealed that Dodge is expanding the already wide reaching Challenger lineup with two new models: an all-wheel drive V6 Challenger and a widebody version of the Challenger Hellcat dubbed the Hellcat ADR. A pre-production Hellcat ADR has already been spied once sporting wider rubber than standard version of the 707 horsepower muscle car and now two more fat cat prototypes have been spotted by Motor1.
The photos show both a white Hellcat ADR and a purple ADR. Both cars are wearing extra meaty rubber that jet out from the bodywork and the suspension also appears to be tuned for some mild negative camber. We’re looking forward to seeing what the ADR looks like with all of its fender flares and wider bodywork tacked on, because it’s looking pretty cool even in this rough mock-up form.
According to Motor1, the ADR (which stands for American Drag Racer) may benefit from suspension and brake upgrades. There’s also rumors that Dodge may even boost its 707 horsepower 6.2-liter HEMI V8 from 707 horsepower to around 750 horsepower for the ADR, which would certainly necessitate a brake upgrade for the 4,000+ lb muscle car. We also expect it to receive unique ‘ADR’ exterior and interior badging and other exclusive equipment.
If you want an idea of what a factory-built Dodge Challenger looks like, have a look at the Dodge Challenger GT AWD concept the automaker rolled out at last year’s SEMA show. The GT AWD featured an all-wheel drive system and Dodge’s 5.7-liter HEMI V8 along with fender flares, retro-look 20-inch Mopar wheels, a chin splitter and rear diffuser and a unique rear spoiler.
The 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat ADR may be slated for a debut at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in January before going on sale later in the year. Click here to view the spy photos over at Motor1.