2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 Aims At Grassroots Drag Racers

Dodge is more than doing its part to keep the traditional American muscle car alive. Its 2019 line of Challengers includes that beastly not-quite-a-Demon SRT Hellcat Redeye packing 797hp and selling for around $70,000. While that price tag might be a bargain for what you get for the money, it's still well out of reach for lots of muscle car and drag racing fans out there. Dodge has now unveiled a much more affordable car with drag racers in mind called the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320.

1320 burnout front

The car uses a 392 HEMI V-8 engine that makes 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque with an 8-speed TorqueFlite transmission. It is packed with drag tech from the no defunct SRT Demon. Standard features for the Scat Pack 1320 include SRT-tuned Adaptive Damping Suspension with Drag Mode, Line Lock, TransBrake, Torque Reserve, and extreme-duty 41-spline half shafts.

1320 tree

The car comes by default with only a driver's seat in it for weight reduction. Front passenger and rear seats are offered as $1 options. The car rolls on Nexen SUR4G Drag Spec 275/40R20 street-legal drag radial tires. With all that tech fitted, Dodge says that the car can rip down the quarter mile in 11.7 seconds at 115mph.

1320 burnout

That makes the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 the fastest naturally aspirated, street-legal muscle car out there. In comparison, the Demon would fly down the quarter mile in 9.65-seconds and the Hellcat Redeye for this year will do the quarter mile in 10.8-seconds at 131 mph. The 1320 pack option is $3,995 on top of the MSRP for the Challenger R/T Scat Pack selling for $38,995 and the automatic transmission is required for the 1320 option adding $1,595. The car will be available to order in late 2018 and will land at dealers in Q1 2019.


Via:  Dodge
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