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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