Dodge unveils 2019 Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320

Donna Miller
July 21, 2018

Dodge took the covers off of another drag-racing-focused Challenger special edition mid-July, the R/T Scat Pack 1320, with numerous built-for-acceleration features of the vaunted Challenger Demon but with a 485-horsepower 6.4-litre Hemi underhood.

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.

The modifications continue in the cabin as the 1320 only comes with a driver's seat. It also gets SRT-tuned Adaptive Damping Suspension with Drag Mode, Line Lock, TransBrake, and Torque Reserve.

Nexen SUR4G Drag Spec 275/40R20 street-legal radials have been specifically designed for the 1320, for maximum grip and quarter-mile time repeatability.

It's nominally a one-seater, with the other thrones left out for about 114 pounds worth of weight reduction, though a front passenger seat and a rear seat are options at $1 each.

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Thanks to all these modifications, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour (0-96 km/h) in 3.8 seconds and run the quarter-mile in 11.7 seconds at 115 miles per hour (185 km/h). That clips 0.3 seconds off the regular Scat Pack car's time and makes the 1320 the fastest-accelerating road-legal muscle auto you can buy - at least south of anything with forced induction. Brakes are high-performance Brembos with four-piston calipers.

Not long ago, it looked like the flood of Challenger high-performance variants were a farewell present to the model's die-hard fans, as Dodge prepared to downsize the basic auto to Alfa Romeo's Giorgio (Giulia, Stelvio) rear-wheel-drive platform.

To let people know what they're looking at, the Scat Pack 1320 wears a new interpretation of the Dodge Super Bee's old "Angry Bee" logo. While the vehicle market has withered, the Charger and Challenger have thrived.

"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". It's priced at $42,990, plus $1,595 for the mandatory automatic transmission and $1,395 destination, for a total of $45,980.

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