2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 Unveiled As Fastest Naturally Aspirated Muscle Car

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is dead, but that doesn’t mean the company has given up on high-performance models designed for drag racing. Just the opposite as Dodge has unveiled the 2019 Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320.

Named after the quarter-mile distance in feet, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 has a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that produces 485 hp (361 kW / 491 PS) and 475 lb-ft (643 Nm) of torque. It is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with a class-exclusive TransBrake.

While the engine carries over from the Challenger R/T Scat Pack, the 1320 has an assortment of components specifically designed for drag racing. These include an asymmetrical limited-slip differential, 41-spline rear axle half shafts and an adaptive damping suspension with a drag mode that “optimizes weight transfer to the rear for best launch traction.”

The car also has launch assist, launch control and line lock. Lastly, the model rides on 20-inch forged aluminum wheels that are wrapped in specially developed Nexen SUR4G Drag Spec tires. The latter are billed as “street-legal drag radial tires” that deliver maximum grip and repeatable quarter-mile times.

 

 

The modifications continue in the cabin as the 1320 only comes with a driver’s seat. However, a front passenger seat and a rear seat are available individually as $1 options.

Designers also installed a handful of special touches including new “Angry Bee” logos and 1320 badging on the air vents surrounds. Despite the focus on drag racing, the car comes equipped with dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, park assist and an 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system.

Thanks to all these modifications, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 can accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 3.8 seconds and run the quarter-mile in 11.7 seconds at 115 mph (185 km/h). Dodge says this makes the model the “fastest naturally aspirated, street-legal muscle car available.”

The 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 will be available to order later this year and pricing starts at $44,585 – excluding a $1,395 destination charge.

 

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  • Craig

    An incredible bargain – if you ask me! [If quarter mile times matter to you]

    • Big Black Duck

      its still not an Imperial… 😉

      • Status

        Are you going to keep teasing him like that?

      • Craig

        That’s very true! Can you imagine a three way comparison between a CT6, Continental and an Imperial that is the ‘fastest naturally aspired’ luxury car?

        • benT

          “naturally aspirated” – relies on methane gas from within the cockpit……….

          • Craig

            From the old fart driving it? Is that what you’re trying to imply? How DARE you! lol

  • SteersUright

    Is the entire world not bored to tears over this massively-in-need-of-an-update straight-line machine? I mean stick these giant engines in mini-vans and they’ll go fast too. Ill admit, though, Im biased towards cars that go around corners adeptly. Also, while I first thought it was beautiful, the Challenger’s design is beginning to look seriously dated to me.

    • Mr. EP9

      Yeah, it needs an update and a new chassis platform badly but I don’t see FCA doing that anytime soon. Dodge, Chrysler, and Maserati all need some serious updating. And Alfa hasn’t even gotten back on their feet yet.

    • willhaven

      99% of people in the US drive on the highway. 0.001% drive on a track. Nothing wrong with broadening your audience. I personally love this car. It’s cooler than the other two American muscle cars and is an absurd value for money.

    • raikkonen

      not to mention it weighs 4,300 lbs…

  • Craig

    I say… the Challenger should be treated as it is FCA’s ‘Porsche 911’ insofar as remaining basically and recognizably the same – year after year. Just find ways to tighten it up and lighten it up.

    • Rzrlf

      well you’re comparing timeless design (Porsche, do i even need to clarify?) to severely outdated design (FCA)

      • willhaven

        The design looks fresh to me. And let’s be honest – no one thinks the 996 911 is a timeless design.

        • Rzrlf

          if blatantly obvious retro styling gets you off then ok i guess, good luck pleasing your trash can of a wife in bed

          • willhaven

            Ugh – the 2005 Ford GT is so ugly. Who would ever think that car looks good when it’s such a “blatantly obvious retro” design?

          • Rzrlf

            a bunch of old dinosaur farts at ford that picked up a napkin sketch of the first one after being frightened by anything remotely original ~ true story

          • willhaven

            You could at least try to change your writing style if you’re going to use two separate accounts lol

          • Rzrlf

            or, somebody actually agrees with me. also i would use contractions and avoid run-on sentences

          • willhaven

            Dude – the other alias shows up more often in your replies than anyone else spanning months. Same writing style. You could at least make it believable.

          • Rzrlf

            its obviously not the same style. maybe i just make friends with similar taste around the office and like to troll the internet with valid arguments.

        • El-diablo

          If flat board bodysides from the 1960’s feels fresh I have a bridge for you to buy. The 996 was an evolution of the original never supposed to be the timeless design, that is reserved for the 930 911

          • willhaven

            I mean – the Mercedes G-Wagen isn’t considered a standing classic or anything, right?

          • El-diablo

            no it is a preschool students art car drawn in crayon just silly Saudi princes with poor taste with large amounts of money spending it on things that do not look good

          • willhaven

            The Ford Edsel is an ugly car that is considered a classic (along with the VW Thing). I’m going to just assume you’re trolling and hoping for an angst filled response. Sorry kiddo

          • El-diablo

            No trolling just trying to defend good design and reject the ones that are not as worthy

      • Craig

        You bet I am. The question is… why aren’t you? I wonder…. do you consider the Jeep Wrangler a ‘severely outdated design’?

        • Rzrlf

          i see the wranglers as more of a function over form kinda thing, like an ultimate utility vehicle. from what i understand, there very little artistry behind them in that theres no clay and very little risk in the design process. I also really like their updated interiors tho. so to answer your question… eh?

  • Wadsworth Van Hagar

    I’m an american and I thought it was Dodge Challenger Poop Porn Pack

    • benT

      the car’s a load-a-shite.

  • Richard Sloman

    Despite all the whining going on in this forum, these cars still sell…

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    One trick pony, who cares.

    The Mustang and Camaro are also blazingly fast in a straight line, but also handle incredibly well on a track. The Challenger is a fat pig that only goes fast in a straight line.

    • Craig

      It’s FAR from being a ‘one trick pony’.

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