The 2017 Dodge Challenger R/T will be a slightly updated model compared to its predecessor. The current iteration made its debut in 2008, while the model has recently received a thorough overhaul. Thanks to the latest alterations, this retro-styled coupe will continue to rival the likes of the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro with much success. Dodge’s two-door coupe is most likely to hit the North American dealerships in the second half of 2016.
2017 Dodge Challenger R/T Engine Specs
Just like its predecessor, the 2017 Dodge Challenger R/T will be available with the 5.7-liter Hemi V8. Paired with the standard six-speed manual transmission, this unit will be producing 375 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. In case you opt for the eight-speed automatic gearbox, expect it to deliver 372 hp and 400 lb-ft of twist. The Challenger R/T with the manual transmission will need 5.8 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph, which is almost a second slower than the Mustang GT.
2017 Dodge Challenger R/T Design
As for the exterior styling, this powerfull model will feature the familiar cues inspired by the classic 1971 Challenger. Compared to the outgoing model, it will be offered with several minor tweaks visible on the front and rear fascias. Expect the front fascia to feature a split grille flanked by projector headlights adorned with LED accents. The hood comes with a fully functional „power bulge“ available with a choice of different scoops. At the back, the Challenger boasts LED taillights surrounded by glossy piano black surfaces.
Inside the 2017 Dodge Challenger R/T, there will be several subtle changes. After the recent refresh, the model now offers a contemporary dashboard covered in soft-touch surfaces, while the enhanced seating provides more comfort. Expect also to see a modern instrument panel and a fully custom 7-inch TFT display, as well as an optional 8.4-inch center touchscreen.
2017 Dodge Challenger R/T Price
Official pricing statements have yet to be released but we expect the 2017 Dodge Challenger R/T to carry over with an identical price tag. The current model starts just under $32,000, which is a reasonable amount for such a vehicle.