Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320: Like a Demon, Only Slower and Cheaper

2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320; Manufacturer images

With the upcoming Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320, named for the 1,320 feet that make up a quarter-mile, Dodge may finally be running out of new Challenger variations to build. The lineup is a seemingly never-ending matryoshka doll of performance variants. First there was the SRT8, then with an exterior refresh for 2015 came the SRT 392 along with the more powerful SRT Hellcat. Then came the SRT Demon last year to top the Hellcat, along with a wide-body version of the Hellcat.

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This year, we've already seen the Hellcat Redeye, which is basically a Demon with a street-driving setup instead of drag-racing tires. Now there's this: a Demon with a different heart. The R/T Scat Pack 1320 is a drag-racing-focused Challenger powered by the naturally aspirated 392 Hemi V-8 instead of the Demon's supercharged 6.2-liter V-8. Dodge claims the R/T Scat Pack 1320 is the "fastest naturally aspirated, street-legal muscle car available," with a claimed quarter-mile time of 11.7 seconds at 115 mph fully stock.

What do you get for the R/T Scat Pack 1320's — OK, wait, I'm just shortening that to 1320 now; you're welcome — $45,980 price, including a $1,395 destination fee? A whole lot of goodies that should sound familiar to Demon fans:

  • New "specially developed" Nexen street-legal drag radial tires in 275/40R20 sizes
  • An eight-speed automatic transmission; no manual transmission allowed in the 1320
  • SRT's TransBrake, Torque Reserve, line lock, launch-assist and launch-control features designed to improve launches from standing starts at the drag strip
  • A version of SRT's adaptive suspension specifically tuned for the 1320
  • A driver's seat — the front passenger and rear seats are both optional and will each cost $1 extra
  • 8.4-inch Uconnect system for the driver to access launch control and line lock within Dodge's Performance Control app

The car is aimed at the casual weekend racer, particularly one who participates in bracket racing. Interested buyers can put their orders in late this year, with deliveries expected to begin in early 2019.

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