Dodge has recognized that we need muscle cars even in winter. Now introducing the Challenger four-wheel drive version, perfect for slush.

If you’re wondering how we got to this point then let us run you down a quick trip to memory lane and how Dodge took over as king of the muscle bound cars.

There was actually a Dodge (Silver) Challenger in 1958, a full-size barge which was not really anything more than a pimped Dodge Coronet. But the Dodge Challenger as we know it debuted in the fall of 1969 as a belated response to the Ford Mustang and chief colleague Plymouth Barracuda. And just like the movie Bullitt Mustang were immortalized Dodge Challenger stardom by Vanishing Point.

When the first classic rendition of the car was made, the Challenger in 1974, it was over. As a middle finger in the air of such to it’s new found fans of muscle cars, in a surprising move Dodge decided to make an addition in 1978 and to sell Mitsubishi Galant under the Challenger name in the US. Top model had a 2.6-liter four-cylinder “Hemi” engine. Sobs were heard from the muscle car lovers.

Classic Dodge Challenger
Image via dodge.com

Not until 2008, the Dodge everything right again. With forms clearly inspired by the 1970 Dodge Challenger R / T debuted a brand new and attractive muscle during the Challenger name again. Underneath had borrowed the Dodge Chrysler LX platform, the same as the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum. Around the same time, Ford had also breathed new life into the Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro revived. A new era in Muscle cars was born.

At this point, the Dodge Challenger had no time to mature properly and needed renovation. So what could be more appropriate than to launch a four-wheel version, here in the winter? In his four-wheel drive version, the Challenger name GT and the front wheels begin to operate as soon as the rear wheels start to lose the mount. It’s also available without the full wheel drive and is also called the Dodge Challenger GT thus essentially rear-wheel drive.
Under the hood there are unfortunately no Hemi-eight, but a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 305 horsepower that drives through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The first deliveries of deliveries of the car were at a high price in caparisons to it’s relaunched muscle car competitors at $ 34,490 but it’s been well worth it. For information on how to turn that stock Challenger into a full fledged classic muscle car visit – http://streetgrafx.com/collections/challenger

Gabriel Collins

Gabriel Collins

Currently living in Colorado. Lover of art, languages and travelling.
Gabriel Collins
Gabriel Collins

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Currently living in Colorado. Lover of art, languages and travelling.

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