I’ll be up front: Dodge finally put all-wheel drive in a Challenger, and it doesn’t get a V8 or a manual transmission. But even with a V6 and an automatic only, the Challenger GT sounds like it is ready to beat the crap out of snow-covered roads.

Fiat Chrysler has some pretty powerful V6s in its lineup, and the Challenger GT gets the 3.6-liter Pentastar with 305 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is the ZF 8-speed Chrysler builds and calls the Torqueflite. This is the same deal as with the AWD Charger.

The Challenger GT starts at $34,490, which is about as much as a rear-drive V8 model, or about seven grand more than the base base Challenger’s MSRP. A Charger with AWD, by contrast, is only a two grand premium over its rear-drive equivalent, but I don’t know the differences in trim with this new Challenger GT. The GT gets, for instance, fancy 19-inch wheels, as well as fog lamps and heated and ventilated leather seats.

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The big debut will be at the Detroit Auto Show in 2017 with production starting not long after.

Even without a Hellcat engine or even any other Dodge V8, the Challenger GT sounds like a complete hoon machine. I guess it would also be good for ordinary people who want to look cool in a Chally but don’t want to ever deal with oversteer, but that’s less fun.