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Dodge Challenger T/A Concept: SEMA Show


author photo by Josh Sadlier November 2014

What Is It?

The Dodge Challenger T/A Concept is a tip of the hat to the Challenger's illustrious past. Inspired by the T/A (Trans AM) package offered on the original Challenger in the 1970s, the Challenger T/A Concept boasts throwback Sublime Green paint, substantial 20-by-9.5-inch black forged aluminum wheels, Brembo calipers, an electronic dual-mode exhaust system with both rear and side outlets, Air Catcher engine-cooling headlights with hidden LED accents, a matte-black front fascia and rear deck-lid spoiler, matte-black T/A graphics on the body sides and a functional center scoop hood (with Mopar gloss-black hood pins).

Inside, the Challenger T/A Concept draws on the original Challenger T/A's road-course racing heyday. A flat-bottom, leather-wrapped steering wheel adds a sense of precision, while track-ready carbon-fiber front seats (with a safety harness pass-through and T/A logos) boast enhanced bolsters and grippier cloth upholstery. Notably, the rear seat has been replaced by a rigidity-enhancing roll bar to save weight, making the 2015 Dodge Challenger T/A quite possibly the largest 2-seat car in the world. Additional features include a pistol-grip shifter and white-faced gauges, along with gloss-black trim ring bezels and door-release handles.

Under the hood is Dodge's awesome 6.4-liter V8 with a spine-tingling exhaust note. The regular 6.4-liter Challenger is rated at 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque, and we're guessing the trick exhaust system adds a few ponies.

Will They Every Sell It?

Somehow we doubt that a 2-seat Challenger will ever make it to production, but the other items -- particularly the exhaust, the front seats and the flat-bottom steering wheel -- could be introduced as standalone options going forward.

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Dodge Challenger T/A Concept: SEMA Show - Autotrader