Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 Now Being Shipped to Dealers

Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 Now Being Shipped to Dealers

Dodge’s 2019 Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320, “Angry Bee,” has been approved for use in both Stock and Super Stock NHRA competition, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced today. Named for the length of traditional drag strips – 1,320 feet – the newest “Angry Bee” has posted elapsed times of 11.70 at 115 mph, making the showroom stock Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 the fastest naturally aspirated, street-legal muscle car.

Now arriving in FCA dealerships after first being announced prior to the 2018 NHRA Dodge Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway near Denver last July, this street-legal yet drag-racing oriented NHRA-approved Dodge Challenger coupe is available for competition modifications this year. As produced for retail sale, the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 uses the 392 HEMI V-8 engine, producing 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque.

To qualify for use in Stock and Super Stock NHRA categories, the vehicle will feature a class weight break of 8.72 and carry a minimum weight of 3,400 pounds. In Stock Eliminator, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 fits directly into the “B” Stock class, with competitors able to move up and down to run in the “A” or “C” Stock classes.

This Challenger can also run in the SS/FA class in Super Stock and is eligible for other specific classifications, including SS/EA or SS/GA. By adjusting NHRA minimum vehicle weight, grassroots NHRA Sportsman racers will have more flexibility and opportunities to compete and win in a variety of Stock and Super Stock categories.

When introduced in 2018, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320’s “Angry Bee”-themed paint scheme could be seen on Don Schumacher Racing’s Leah Pritchett’s Top Fuel dragster, which gained victory in that Mile-High event. The logo, reminisced of the legendary Dodge Super Bee, marks the new Challenger’s front fenders, instrument panel, headlamps, instrument gauge cluster start-up splash screen and key fob. The street-to-strip muscle car is infused with exclusive drag strip technology from the iconic Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and is a blank canvas for the serious grassroots Sportsman drag racer.

Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 Now Being Shipped to Dealers

”With the new 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 hitting showrooms, we know it’s just a short time before the ‘Angry Bee’ is buzzing the quarter-mile in NHRA and NMCA competition,” said Steve Beahm, head of passenger car brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “The 1320 brings the drag racing technology we launched on the limited-production Demon and pairs it with the proven 392 HEMI engine to create a blank canvas for the serious grassroots drag racer who may have one car that needs to do double duty – both at the drag strip and on the street.”

The Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is also approved to race without modification in National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) events, making it a true street/strip vehicle. NMCA features both heads-up and bracket racing, one of the most popular forms of drag racing. Owners of this special car receive complimentary one-year membership in both NMCA and NHRA.

Special features of the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 include: TorqueFlite 8HP70 eight-speed automatic transmission, TransBrake, Torque Reserve, Nexen SUFR4G Drag Spec 275/40R20 street-legal drag radial tires, SRT-tuned triple-mode adaptive damping suspension that’s been electronically re-tuned for this car, performance-tuned asymmetrical limited slip differential with 3.09 final drive, extreme duty 41-spline rear axle half-shafts, adopted from the Challenger SRT Demon, line lock that engages the front brakes to hold the car stationary but leaves the rear wheels free for a burnout, launch assist, launch control, low gloss black 20×9.5-in aluminum forged wheels, Brembo high-performance brake package with four-piston calipers and a ‘drag mode’ that, when engaged, optimizes weight transfer to the rear for best launch traction.

The 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 package adds $3,995 to the price of entry, $38,995 for the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320. The mandatory automatic transmission is $1,595 and the destination charge is $1,495.

About Anne Proffit 323 Articles
Anne Proffit traces her love of racing - in particular drag racing - to her childhood days in Philadelphia, where Atco Dragway, Englishtown and Maple Grove Raceway were destinations just made for her. As a diversion, she was the first editor of IMSA’s Arrow newsletter, and now writes about and photographs sports cars, Indy cars, Formula 1, MotoGP, NASCAR, Formula Drift, Red Bull Global Rallycross - in addition to her first love of NHRA drag racing. A specialty is a particular admiration for the people that build and tune drag racing engines.

1 Comment on Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 Now Being Shipped to Dealers

  1. I think this is an awesome deal! I am tired to death of watching Nitro cars. NHRA is probably the worst racing on television. When the public can see cars racing, that they can build or buy, racing should get fun to watch again. I really like seeing “doorslammer” cars where the cost is kept to a fathomable level. To hear an NHRA announcer once state the cost of one pass in a top fuel car at $60K per I nearly fell over choking.

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