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Scat Pack Challenger Runs 12.6s, Stock Except Tires

by Patrick Rall on

The 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack has been popular, but the 485 horsepower car has been overshadowed by the 707hp Hellcat. A price starting under $40k has helped the Scat Pack sell out for the 2015 model year, so even without the bulk of the media attention, the Scat Pack Challenger has still been popular.

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Allpar reader Brent Gravel was one of the buyers of the budget-friendly 485hp Scat Pack Challenger; he recently took his Mopar muscle car to the drag strip to see what it could do with some better-than-stock rear tires.

Brent’s Challenger is factory stock, except for the Nitto street tires that replaced the factory rubber. During his runs, all of the settings were in Sport mode, and traction control was on. He did not use Launch Control, but ran from idle, simply stabbing the gas when the green light dropped. No fussing around with the throttle to see how much harder he could get off of the line on this first time to the track, but the results were still very impressive.

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Brent made five runs this past weekend with his Scat Pack Challenger with times ranging from 12.675 to 12.769, with a pair of 12.68s and a 12.70 in between. His trap speeds ranged from 108.9 miles per hour to his best of 110.29.

Brent had a chance to beat up on two different fifth-generation Camaro SS coupes and a Mustang GT — and he got videos, so we see and hear his 485 hp Scat Pack Challenger as it hands out on-track beatings en route to mid 12-second runs.

Thanks to Brent Gravel for the heads up on the videos, the images and the details. Brent and his son Skylar, who owns a Challenger SRT8 Yellow Jacket, are long-time Mopar lovers so while he was happy to turn these strong times, Brent took a little extra pleasure in beating up Ford and Chevy muscle cars in the process.

Scat Pack Challenger VS Camaro SS

Scat Pack Challenger VS Mustang GT

Cant tell what is in the near lane, but the Scat Pack Challenger ran its best trap speed of the night on this final run:

 

Patrick Rall was raised a Mopar boy, spending years racing a Dodge Mirada while working his way through college. After spending a few years post-college in the tax accounting field, Patrick made the jump to the world of journalism and his work has been published in magazines and websites around the world.

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