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Dodge Widens Challenger Choices With Scat Pack Shaker and T/A 392 Widebodies

Copper 2021 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker Widebody 2021 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker Widebody | Manufacturer image

Dodge’s usual answer to most questions has been “add horsepower,” but it does have another weapon in its arsenal besides just trotting out the ol’ horsepower thing: adding width. For 2021, that means two more Widebody variants joining the fold: the Challenger Scat Pack Shaker and T/A 392. That brings the Widebody Challenger count to six, with the R/T Scat Pack, SRT Hellcat, SRT Hellcat Redeye and SRT Super Stock already available.

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What Does the Widebody Add?

Width, obviously, but you knew that. To be specific, it makes the Challenger 3.5 inches wider and allows for the 20-inch wheels to be shod in 305-width tires at all four corners; without the Widebody package, 275-width tires were the widest buyers could get. Widebody Challengers get special chassis tuning and an adaptive suspension, too. It also adds steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters in models equipped with an automatic transmission, SRT Performance Pages to the infotainment system, and a line lock function to engage the front brakes while keeping the rear wheels free to do burnouts and improve drag-strip traction.

Dodge says that the package improves lap times (at an unspecified test track) by almost two seconds or “12 car lengths” over the “skinny” R/T Scat Pack while cutting two-tenths of a second off its quarter-mile time, bringing it down to 12.1 seconds.

Scat Pack Shaker Widebody

Both models begin life as Challenger R/T Scat Packs powered by a 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 making 485 horsepower and 475 pounds-feet of torque. Transmission choices are either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic.

The Shaker package adds a special hood design with a Shaker air intake protruding from the center and feeding cold air to the engine. Since the Shaker is mounted directly to the engine, it moves and shakes with the engine’s vibrations and movements, thus the name. It also includes a cold-air intake, conical air filter and special “Shaker” underhood decal.

Pricing for the R/T Scat Pack Shaker Widebody starts at $49,185 (all prices include a $1,495 destination fee).

T/A 392 Widebody

Red 2021 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack T/A 392 2021 Dodge Challenger T/A 392 Widebody | Manufacturer image

There’s no Shaker with the T/A 392 package (T/A stands for Trans Am, a racing series that began in 1966), but there is a low-drag hood scoop, which feeds air to a “modified” Hellcat air box equipped with a Mopar conical air filter. There are also “air catcher” headlamps that allow more airflow into the engine while also providing illumination.

T/A 392 models get a host of appearance features, too, including available hood pins, a satin-black-painted hood and matching wraps on the roof and rear decklid, and various T/A and 392 accents around the exterior. Inside, black performance seats get houndstooth cloth inserts with black Nappa leather upholstery with gray stitching and embroidered T/A logo as an extra-cost option. The gauge cluster also gets a vintage look with white faces and black details inspired by the 1971 Challenger T/A’s “tic-toc-tach” gauges.

A 2021 Challenger T/A 392 Widebody will start at $50,585.

Release Date

Ordering for the R/T Scat Pack Shaker Widebody is open now, with deliveries expected to begin in early 2021. Ordering for the T/A 392 Widebody opens “later this year” and deliveries should begin in the spring.

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