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Return of the Dodge Scat Pack for 2014: 45 years later

In honor of the 45th anniversary of the Dodge “Scat Pack Club,” Mopar launched new Scat Package performance kits for the 2014 Dodge Challenger, Charger, and Dart, and announced the creation of a web site for car owners to share their modifications and accomplishments.

scat pack

In 1968, Dodge had united its performance car enthusiasts with the Scat Pack Club, later expanding the idea with factory-engineered performance kits that would ultimately become known as “Scat Packages.” Mopar Performance, meanwhile, developed its “stage kits,” groups of parts designed to be used together to bring performance up in, well, stages.

Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand chief, said, “Bringing back factory stage kits allows Dodge enthusiasts to extract the maximum performance from their vehicles without the fear and guesswork typically associated with modifying late-model vehicles.”

scat pack badge

Three stages of Scat Package kits will be available for the 2014 Dodge Challenger, Charger and Dart, at a “cost-effective price,” including numbered hard badges showing their stage. These are slated to be available in Spring 2014. The kits include:

 Dodge Challenger and ChargerDodge Dart GT
Stage 1

Special engine calibration
Mopar cold air intake
Mopar cat-back exhaust
Badging

Cold air intake
Short-throw shifter
Performance brakes with slotted rotors
Stage 2 addsPerformance camshaft
Matching engine calibration
Cat-back exhaust
Premium-fuel engine calibration
Stage 3 addsPolished and ported heads
High-flow headers
Matching engine calibration
Mopar “big brake kit” with stainless steel lines
Adjustable-spring/strut performance suspension
Upgraded front and rear sway bars

For V8s, Package 1 boosts power by reducing airflow restrictions and altering the engine calibration; stage 2 roughly doubles the power bump, and stage 3 triples it.

stage 3

Scat Pack Dodge Challenger for SEMA

The 2014 Dodge Challenger with Scat Package at the 2013 SEMA (aftermarket goods) show sits on 20-inch “Classic II” forged aluminum black wheels. It also has a Mopar electronic variable quick-dump side exhaust, front and rear strut bars, and adjustable suspension kit with a coil-over kit and stabilizer bar; a black concept hood and side valence; black hood pins; sequential tail lamps; and the obligatory black fuel filler door.

scat pack challenger

The interior has black leather seats with Dodge stripes on the doors; the Dodge Challenger logo is embroidered in bright red on the front leather seats, and red stitching accents the seats, shifter boot and steering wheel. Other details are a Dodge flat-bottom performance steering wheel, pistol grip shifter , red seat-belt webbing and carpet bindings, black and black chrome bezels, and gloss-black trim on the steering wheel, center stack, center console and door handles.

scat pack challenger

Scat Pack Dodge Charger for SEMA

The Dodge Charger Scat Pack options are similar-or-identical to Challenger. The customized Scat Pack Charger shown at SEMA also had 20 x 9-inch lightweight wheels, a side valence, new front splitter, Redline rear spoiler, and Scat Pack hard badge in the rear quarter window. The interior updates are similar to those of the Challenger.

scat pack charger

Inside, the car has glossy black steering wheel spokes and black chrome on the door handles, cluster rings, instrument panel bezels, center console trim, and steering-wheel center ring. Other accessories are the bright pedal kit, pistol-grip shifter, door-sill guards, and “Mopar first” wireless charging pad.

For performance, there are stronger front and rear strut bars, an coil-over kit, adjustable shocks and struts, and an electronic variable quick-dump side exhaust to allow the car to roar — or purr.

stage 3 engine

trunk bar

Scat Pack Dodge Dart GT for SEMA

The Scat Pack includes a three-stage setup for the Dodge Dart GT, though this emphasizes handling more than straight line performance. The car comes with a 184 horsepower 2.4-liter Tigershark engine with six-speed manual transmission, geared for performance rather than economy (as the other Dart 2.4s are).

dart stage 3

Mopar modifications on the SEMA car also include a dual vented aluminum hood, which captures cool air for the Mopar cold-air intake and exhausts hot air to achieve optimal operating temperature.

dart stages

The aero package from the limited-edition Mopar ’13 Dart was imported into the 2014 Dodge Dart, with Mopar side sills, chin splitter and rear diffuser, and a new three-piece decklid spoiler to boost downforce. A new exhaust dump with side exhaust helps the engine breathe, yet conform to noise rules; and the Dart rides on concept 19 x 8-inch lightweight gloss black wheels, accented with Mopar logo center caps.

dart cold air intake

As with the Dodge Challenger and Charger, Dart uses Katzkin leather seats, red-bordered door bolster inserts, red accent stitching, and red seat-belt webbing on the driver’s side; it also has red trim accents and floor mats with red piping. Black chrome is used on the door pulls, HVAC bezels, and shifter cluster. The other Mopar items are a bright-pedal kit, leather-wrapped shift knob, bright door-sill guards, molded cargo tray, and wireless charger.

Also see: return of the Shaker hood • Concept cars of SEMA 2013

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