Dodge finally brings back the Challenger T/A for 2017.
Named for the old racer of the 1970s, the special edition comes in three trims: the T/A, T/A Plus, and T/A 392. All three Challengers boast a similar aesthetic, sporting center-mounted hood scoops with a ram-air design that brings air in through the headlamp to the engine’s intake and Mopar air filter.
Other details includes LED-illuminated badges, satin black finishes and a performance exhaust system, alongside old-school hood pins… if you choose.
Under the hood, the T/A and T/A Plus features a 5.7-liter V8, capable of 375 horsepower, while the 392 gets a boost with 485 horses via 6.4-liter V8. Six-speed manual transmissions come standard, though eight-speeds automatics are available as well.
Finally, Dodge offers Super Track Pack for the Challengers, adding everything from Bilstein shocks, high-performance breaks, and a lowered suspension to a three-mode stability-control system, forged aluminum black Mopar wheels and either Goodyear Eagle F1 tires or Pirellis.
Inside, the T/A Plus replaces the base T/A’s houndstooth-finished seats with heated and ventilated leather buckets and throws in a leather-wrapped power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, Uconnect 8.4 infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for good measure. The 392, however, gets all of that, as well as special decals and a number of other performance upgrades like wider wheels and six-piston Brembo front calipers.
The 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A will start at $38,485 USD for the base T/A and go up to $45,090 USD for the 392. Expect them to hit dealers this Fall.