Challenger ADR (American Drag Racer)

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    Real interesting article

    Challenger ADR: Extra power, traction coming?
    by David Zatz on 2015-08-27
    Almost lost in the flood of new products reportedly shown in Nevada was a Dodge Challenger ADR, designed for street and strip. Danno reported that the ADR stands for American Drag Racer, and that it would focus on traction, a tough nut to crack for a 700+ horsepower car using street-legal tires.

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    To handle traction, the car will, Danno wrote, have 315-width tires on all four wheels, with a “wide body” to cover the extra width. (This may involve flares or different quarter panels.) The rear suspension will be modified and presumably the driveshaft will be beefed up. There’s also a possibility of a substantial Hellcat power boost.

    The car would be made around calendar-year 2018, a fairly hefty investment if, as rumors are claiming, the V8 is slated to leave cars after 2019.
     
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    I guess the Hemi will be around for a while longer
     
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    You think maybe 2 surprises?

    Is the Challenger T/A real or smoke? (updated)
    by David Zatz on 2015-08-27
    The original 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A was created to run in the SCCA Trans America series (hence the T/A name). The street version boasted a 290-horsepower 340 cubic inch engine with stronger engines, three two-barrel carburetors, an Edelbrock intake, and a different valvetrain.

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    One source, and only one, mentioned the Challenger T/A, which remains unknown to others. It is possible there is some confusion between that car and the promised Challenger ADR, allegedly a street-legal drag racer. The T/A would have new hoods, splitters, and spoilers, a higher-performance Hemi (above the 5.7, below the SRT), and upgraded suspension, designed for road courses.

    If such a car is coming, and there is not much support for it, it would be one or two years off, at least.

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    Not being a drag racer, is there any advantage to having the same size up front?
     
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    It's a typo. The name is really..
    Challenger ADM
     
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    You'd want a narrower tire up front with less rolling resistance.
     
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    HEMI has to always be around, I'm sure it will merge into a newer technology but core will always be HEMI
     
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    Big ADM and now VON Hell first, then SOL Hell next, then mortgage the house
     
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    If the ADR is still a legal street car just with bigger tires all around ill trade in my 15' for one. Whatever the last hellcat model year is, ill probably trade in
     
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    ADR Why would you put 315s on the front? Needs like a 225. That's the problem with the current car, brakes too big to put narrower, lighter tires and wheels on front. Works for the TA image but not American Drag Racer?
     
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    I struggle to see any validity to the ADR. I think if it was truly there, it's a one-off concept to gauge interest. It was rumored to be around 1000hp, which to me has no chance in hell of making production.

    The ADR doesn't make sense to me.

    The T/A, however, could be legit. It's the one that would benefit from something like 315's all the way around, you know, traction and stuff. The T/A would be perfect to step up to the GT350 and Z28 (if they make it again) as those are both track-focused cars. I'd love to see a T/A in that vein, but do it right and put it on a diet. Maybe even as far as no back seat? The T/A could be a sweet car for those looking for a weekend racer that don't want to step up to Viper territory; full-on track suspension and some stickies on the corners. Somewhere around 450-500hp would be perfect I'd think.
     
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    I see what you did there! I went "huh?" at first and then it hit me. Nicely done!
     
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    Shelby GT350R has shed lots of weight with things like, rear seat delete, no AC and about 150 lbs of additional weight savings
     
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    Exactly. Although I think all that is available as an option. I saw the run down somewhere of the different packages and options; basically you can get the R which is the racer and doesn't have some luxuries available, then the standard 350 that you can. I'd have to go digging again as I don't recall.
     
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    Shelby GT 350 has those things, the R is stripped, it will be a hard car to get, the ADM on that will be huge, Ford GT will probably see a $100k ADM and more
     

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