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Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody – The Canyon Carving Challenger!

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The all-new 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack bring a new flavor of performance to the budget minded Challenger buyer.  Looking more like a SRT HELLCAT Widebody from the 2018 model year, this Challenger may make people do a double take when driving by it. The true only way to really tell the car apart from the 2018 SRT HELLCAT Widebody is the Scat Pack Bee 392 badges that adorn the side fenders and the bold “R/T” logo in the grille.

With Dodge getting rid of the Challenger SRT392 models, the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack models cover buyers needs where two models stood last year in the lineup. For 2019, you can pretty much equip a R/T Scat Pack pretty close to the 2018 Challenger SRT392 models. Only differences is you lose the SRT branding and the SRT flat bottom steering wheel, but almost everything else can be spec’d the same.

With the R/T Scat Pack Widebody model, it turns the 485 horsepower Challenger into a great canyon carver. Sure you can take it to the drag strip, but it isn’t as fast thanks to the added weight compared to the standard R/T Scat Pack or the R/T Scat Pack 1320.

For the R/T Scat Pack Widebody, SRT engineers completely retuned the suspension to make it specifically unique than the rest of the Challenger Widebody models. The car now features stiffer front springs, retuned shock absorbers, larger front and rear sway bars and a high-performance adaptive damping suspension.

To set the R/T Scat Pack Widebody apart from the rest of the R/T Scat Pack lineup, the car gets the front fascia from the SRT HELLCAT models. This allows for better cooling and a bigger integrated splitter. In reality, it saved the company some money from having to design a Widebody splitter in the R/T Scat Pack’s standard front fascia, but it definitely sets the car apart from the rest of the R/T Scat Pack lineup. Instead of just slapping on a normal spoiler R/T Scat Pack spoiler on the back of the car, they did put the SRT HELLCAT spoiler on the car. Because the car is set up as more of a canyon carving car, the SRT HELLCAT spoiler adds more downforce than the standard R/T Scat Pack spoiler.

2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody. (Dodge).

The R/T Scat Pack Widebody also gets the brakes from SRT HELLCAT, six-piston front and four-piston Brembo brakes. This results in a stopping distance of 108 feet from 60-0 mph.

On the road course is where this car shines over the standard model. SRT engineers while testing the car, found it to be faster by almost 2-seconds a lap than the standard R/T Scat Pack. What does that 2-seconds mean, how about 12 car lengths. That is simply amazing.

2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody. (Dodge).

As we posted before, if you are thinking that the R/T Scat Pack Widebody will be faster at the drag strip since it has more grip with the bigger 305/35ZR20 tires, think again. The Widebody adds .2 of a second onto the time of the standard R/T Scat Pack and .5 of a second compared to the R/T Scat Pack 1320.

Inside the car, the front seats are embroidered with the Scat Pack Bee in the middle of them. New for the 2019 model year, the R/T Scat Pack models get a new “Dark Dub Plate” finish on the instrument panel and console. The steering wheel, shifter and cluster bezels are now highlighted in a new “Liquid Titanium” look.

2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody. (Dodge).

If you are looking for pricing for the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody, we covered all of the options and pricing a few weeks back.

In summary, if the SRT HELLCAT Widebody is out of your price range and you are looking for a great weekend or daily driver to go to some twisty back road to get away from your daily stressful life; then the R/T Scat Pack Widebody is the car for you. It is without a doubt the best budget friendly GT car for the driving enthusiast tp get out of the city atmosphere and go drive.

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