Dodge Introduces a New 2019 Challenger R/T Scat Pack

Dodge Introduces a New 2019 Challenger R/T Scat Pack

Dodge has been a huge supporter of drag racing since the Sixties. The recent iterations of the Challenger R/T and Charger R/T are just the latest embodiment of that support. The newest model is based upon the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T and is called the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320.

 

Scat Pack 1320 Continues Company’s Focus on Drag-Oriented Street Cars

Dodge Introduces a New 2019 Challenger R/T Scat Pack

Some of the company’s most recent Challenger and Charger models have been barely-disguised drag racers. The 2019 model is named as a nod to the drag racing community in that a quarter mile equates to 1,320 feet.

 

New Scat Pack 1320 is Equipped with Drag Specific Features and Tech

Dodge Introduces a New 2019 Challenger R/T Scat Pack

One surprise is that the 392 HEMI only produces 485 horses and 475 pound-feet of torque, when previous models have had as much as 700 ponies under the hood. That HEMI is mated to an eight speed TorqueFlite transmission. This combination propels the production dragster to a quarter mile ET of 11.7 seconds @ 115 MPH. These numbers make it the fastest naturally-aspirated production muscle car.

Dodge Introduces a New 2019 Challenger R/T Scat Pack

The 1320 includes a number of racing tech features from last year’s Demon, such as the SRT-tuned Adaptive Damping Suspension with Drag Mode, TransBrake, Torque Reserve, Line Lock and beefy (really beefy) 41-spline half shafts on the independent rear. This year’s model also comes standard with only the driver seat, although passenger and rear seats are optionally available like last year.

Dodge Introduces a New 2019 Challenger R/T Scat Pack

Dodge challenged Nexen to come up with a new drag spec tire for this year’s Challenger Scat Pack, and they came through with the Nexen SUR4G Drag Spec 275/40R20 tires, which give the car excellent traction and launch characteristics.

Dodge Introduces a New 2019 Challenger R/T Scat Pack

Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands-Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA-North America told reporters, “All it takes is an evening spent at a local drag strip to learn that the grassroots drag-racing community is large and extremely loyal to their cars. We created the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 for the heart of the sport, the bracket racer who wants to drive to the track, suit up, go fast and go home with a big smile and maybe a trophy in the trunk with minimal prep and upkeep.”

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2 Comments on Dodge Introduces a New 2019 Challenger R/T Scat Pack

  1. Nice that they keep coming up with these new 2420 cars. 485 707 and over 800hp I believe. Fmc has really stood behind their Ram and performance cars. I hope the 11.7 is real. ..might push my brand to compete. The Mustang is already 460hp in the GT. The Bullitt Mustang is 480 hp…push the GT to that and 3.90 gears….and the 10 speed should make for a good race.

  2. If Dodge is such a supporter of NHRA dragracing why are they not sponsoring pro stock cars against the Chevrolet Camaro . Supporting funny car and top fuel is not supporting the general public . Most general public like to watch the fast cars but don’t relate to them as well as they do pro stock cars .
    I think it’s time for Chevrolet, Ford, and dodge get back to grassroots with their street cars racing against each other . All three have drag packages that would make the public really come out and watch .

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