The internet has been chock full of chatter in regards to the Dodge Challenger in recent weeks – with most of it inspired by the impending debut of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The Demon is expected to be a factory built, road-going drag racer, but for Challenger buyers who want something a little more tame there’s another new model variant: the all-wheel drive Challenger GT.
The Challenger GT debuted late last year for the 2017 model year. The vehicle is essentially a two-door version of the all-wheel drive Dodge Charger, boasting the same 305 horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, all-wheel drive system and eight-speed automatic transmission as the sedan. The AWD system features an active transfer case and front axle disconnect, enabling 100 percent of the engine’s torque to be sent to the rear wheels. Electronic Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and traction control systems join the AWD system and provide further traction on slippery surfaces, while a Sport button and standard paddle shifters keep the Challenger’s sport ethos.
Dodge recently held a media launch event in the snowy North for the Challenger GT and used that time to demonstrate the vehicle’s capability on slush and snow covered roads and also explain how its AWD and traction control systems work. Have a listen to what the automaker has to say about the Challenger GT and see the AWD muscle car in action in the Fiat Chrysler-provided video above.