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Dodge has a fresh face that will be joining the ranks of other muscle cars on the drag strip. Street-legal and able to compete with the best of the best according to the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). The 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 has been approved to hit the circuit. Not many vehicles on the road today can be driven safely on the road and compete in NHRA’s Stock and Super Stock Sportsman class racing. Wondering what makes this Challenger capable of drag racing?
What Makes the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 Special?
Dodge engineers high-performance muscle cars that are fast. The Challenger R/T Scat Pack is one of the strongest and fastest products ever made by Dodge. Starting with its hunky HEMI V8 engine that produces 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque and provides a quarter-time of 11.70 seconds at a top speed of 115 mph. This is all packed into a sleek looking design that demands attention. People have definitely noticed as the Dodge Challenger outsold the Chevrolet Camaro in 2018 as well as the first quarter of 2019 with no signs of slowing down. The Challenger moved 13,431 vehicles ahead of the Chevrolet Camaro sales of 12,083 vehicles sold. That was the first year in the Dodge brand’s history to outsell the Camaro. Not only did Dodge earn second behind the Ford Mustang, but the Mustang has also seen slumping sales every year for four straight years. In 2015 the Mustang sold over 115,000 vehicles, but they finished 2018 with fewer than 75,000 Mustang muscle cars sold. Look for Dodge to continue pushing for the top spot as their innovation leads the way for customers.
“The first generation of Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger are the top collected vehicles in North America and transcend all generations. People have speculated about the death of the American muscle car since the mid-1970s, but the golden age of American muscle is happening right now in terms of horsepower and overall performance,” said Jonathan Klinger, spokesperson for Hagerty, the Traverse City-based collector car insurance and valuation company.
Hit the Strip With the R/T Scat Pack
Looking for a ride that can take you to work and yet still be cleared for competition on the weekends? For some, that’s the ideal choice. Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 includes a class weight break of 8.72 and carry a minimum weight of 3,400 pounds. Drivers planning to race at an NHRA event must meet all rule and regulations expected for the category they hope to participate in. The Scat Pack 1320 was also granted entrance to be admitted upon modification to join the private NHRA Stock Eliminator competition. The Challenger 1320 has received a “B” stock category. Luckily, the modification of the vehicle is not required for access racing in the National Muscle Car Association events.
Get Stung By the Angry Bee
The “Angry Bee” design brings about an impeccable design, showcased on a badge that shows a buzzing bee placed on the front fenders, on the instrument panel, as well as the headlamps. The Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack is expected to hit dealerships around the United States soon. The special package that improves upon the R/T Scat Pack, the 1320 version is faster by .03 seconds in the quarter-mile with a time of 11.70 seconds as well as 0.3 seconds going from 0-60 mph acceleration time, done in a mere 3.8 seconds.
The 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 Package is an additional $3,995, which begins at $38,995 MSRP (plus destination fee) for the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack. The mandatory automatic transmission attaches $1,595 as well. Owners will receive complimentary, one-year memberships in the NHRA and NMCA for the 2019 season to allow for drag racing privileges and getting to be around other muscle cars that can go as fast as the “Angry Bee” can, or at least they can try.
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