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Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320: Demon goodies in a 392 car

by Patrick Rall on

Today, Dodge announced another drag racing package of sorts for the 2019 Challenger, this time focusing on the R/T Scat Pack to create the Scat Pack 1320. This new package combines the no frills, no-cost allure of the Scat Pack trim line with some of the gadgets from the Demon and a minor diet plan to create a naturally aspirated, 392 Hemi-powered muscle car that will cover the quarter mile in just 11.7 seconds.

Challenger Scat Pack 1320 Front Line

There have long been rumors floating around the internet that Dodge was working on a new Challenger package called the Drag Pack – even though the Drag Pak has been the name of the race-only Challenger from Mopar. Early on, the rumors insisted that the new Challenger Drag Pack would be powered by a Hellcat engine with the look of a Hellcat and the hood from the Demon. More recently, the reports insisted that the car would be powered by a 392 Hemi, but with the Hellcat/Demon exterior appearance.

Scat Pack 1320 Badge

As many of us knew, Dodge has been working on a new drag car, but it isn’t called the Drag Pack and it doesn’t look like a Hellcat or a Demon. The new racing-themed package is called the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 and like other 2019 Scat Pack Challengers, this car has the hood of the 2015-2018 Hellcat cars, but aside from some new badges, it looks very much like the non-1320 Scat Pack cars.

Scat PAck 1320 in Black Eye

Where this 392-powered Challenger stands apart from the other Scat Pack coupes is in areas that you cannot see in pictures, as this Mopar muscle car shares a few gadgets with the Demon while also coming with a bare-bones interior that helps cut down the curb weight.

Scat Pack 1320 Details

The 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 builds on the “normal” Scat Pack, meaning that the heart of this machine is the 6.4-liter, 392-cubic inch Hemi, delivering 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. That power is sent to the rear wheels by a standard 8HP70 automatic transmission (no manual for the 1320), but like the Demon’s 8HP90, this self-shifting gearbox has some tricks up its sleeves.

Scat Pack 1320 Drag Button

Dodge has equipped the Scat Pack 1320 with a similar TransBrake feature to the one in the Demon, complete with the Torque Reserve system – although it is unclear how Torque Reserve will work in a naturally aspirated car. With the Demon, the advantage of Torque Reserve is to allow the car to build boost pressure at the starting line, but with the Scat Pack 1320, there is no boost to build. However, the TransBrake should play a big role in helping the 392 Challenger get down the track in a hurry. The 1320 also shares the Demon’s Launch Assist system and line lock.

Next, the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is equipped with a specially tuned adaptive suspension system with Drag Mode – allowing better weight transfer to the rear wheels on a hard launch. This is similar to the Demon’s suspension setup, although there is no word as to whether this package shares the other Demon-specific suspension bits.

Scat Pack 1320 Burnout Rear

Also like the Demon, the Scat Pack 1320 comes with 3.09 rear gears, 41-spline, heavy duty axles and unique wheels wrapped in stickier-than-standard tires – but it does not come with Demon wheels or Hellcat wheels, nor does it come with Nitto drag radials. Dodge has opted to go with Nexen SUR4G Drag Spec 275/40R20 drag radials, which the company explains offer consistent times with minimal burnouts, but having literally never seen a fast car running Nexen tires at the drag strip – the jury is still out on that portion of the package.

Finally, the 2019 Challenger Scat Pack 1320 comes with only the driver’s seat, but buyers can add the passenger seat and rear seat assembly for just $1 each. This bare-bones interior does still come with the 8.4-inch UConnect system, dual-zone climate control and all of the other features of the standard Scat Pack – it just doesn’t come with all of the seats.

Scat Pack 1320 Vent

Some other unique features of the 1320 package include a branded key fob, a 1320 logo on the startup screen and a new, more-aggressive version of the Scat Pack bee on the fenders.

When outfitted with the 1320 package, the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack can cover the quarter mile in just 11.7 seconds with a speed of 115 miles per hour. This package also allows the 392-powered muscle car to sprint from 0-60 in just 3.8 seconds, making it nearly as quick as a lightly-launched Hellcat Challenger.

Scat PAck Screen

Pricing

The 1320 package for the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack technically costs $3,995, but buyers also have to factor in the $1,595 upcharge for the automatic transmission, so when you take into account the $38,995 base price of the Scat Pack, the $1,395 destination fee, the cost of the 1320 package and the cost of the automatic transmission – the base price of the 2019 Challenger Scat Pack 1320 starts right around $45,980.

Scat Pack 1320 Burnout Front

To sum up the package, for about $46,000, you can get the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack with a TransBrake, Torque Reserve, line lock, launch assist, drag-tuned suspension, lightweight wheels wrapped in Nexen drag radials and unique badging inside and out. You can also get a stripped-out interior, but we would strongly recommend that all 1320 owners pay the extra $2 and get the rest of the seats – it will save you money and headaches in the event that you ever want the other seats.

“All it takes is an evening spent at a local drag strip to learn that the grassroots drag-racing community is large and extremely loyal to their cars,” says Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “We created the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 for the heart of the sport, the bracket racer who wants to drive to the track, suit up, go fast and go home with a big smile and maybe a trophy in the trunk with minimal prep and upkeep.”

Scat Pack 1320 Headlight

Dealers will begin taking orders for the Scat Pack 1320 later this year, with the first units reaching owners during the first quarter of 2019.

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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