Rule the Dunes with this Challenger A/T Untamed Concept

In the automotive world, there’s something mesmerizing about a car that simply shouldn’t be. And if there’s one thing a hulking muscle car like the Dodge Challenger, shouldn’t be – it’s probably a lithe off-road dune-skipper. But molds are meant to be broken, aren’t they? PHOTOS: See More of the 2014 Dodge Challenger A/T Untamed Concept
Rule the Dunes with this Challenger A/T Untamed Concept
Re-imagined by award-winning designer Joey Ruiter (aka J. Ruiter), this is the Dodge Challenger A/T Untamed Concept, which unlike its production cousin, looks to be just as at home on a drag strip as it would on a rutted trail. And he’d love to build one for you. As you can imagine, the Challenger A/T Untamed boasts extensive off-road modifications. Included in that overhaul is a custom long-travel front suspension setup, rear trailing arms with links, rock sliders, skid plates, added body armor, as well as go-anywhere fender flares and wheel well reinforcement. PHOTOS: See More of the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
Rule the Dunes with this Challenger A/T Untamed Concept
Thanks to the lifted ride-height, the Challenger tucks away a spare knobby tire underneath the trunk – if you’re going to take on the tough stuff, you’ll need it…or two. Inside, the Challenger A/T fits racing seats and tool storage, though we’d probably add a roll-cage just for good measure. But is there a screaming Hellcat V8 engine? As of now, no. According to Autoblog, Ruiter would opt for a tuned V6 due to packaging and weight reasons, but you never know. Anyone think this Challenger is worth bringing to life? Find more of Ruiter’s compelling designs at his website. PHOTOS: See More of the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

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