- Dodge is rumored to be creating a track-ready version of the Challenger, although the company has not confirmed that.
- An ACR-badged Challenger would commemorate Dodge’s 50th anniversary.
- We’ll let you know as soon as there’s any official news of a street-legal track Challenger.
Dodge offers plenty of great new cars, but ever since the Viper ACR disappeared, its lineup has been lacking a hard-core track-oriented machine. What Dodge should do is build an ACR model out of its Challenger, complete with lightweight parts, lots of aero, and big power. And if this Mopar Insiders report is to be believed, we might just get our wish.
Citing unnamed sources, Mopar Insiders claims Dodge is planning a range-topping track-oriented Challenger to celebrate the nameplate’s 50th anniversary, and it could wear the ACR badge. Mopar Insiders suggests the car, like the Viper ACR before it, will get an adjustable wing and a removable splitter. The outlet also says the ACR will come from the factory without a passenger seat, though as on the Challenger SRT Demon, it could be added back for $1. Sounds like fun.
Of course, none of this is confirmed. Plus, the Challenger is a big, heavy car, so it would take a lot of work to make it worthy of the ACR name. But, how cool would a street-legal Challenger track car be? We certainly hope it becomes reality.