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Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 Approved For NHRA Stock And Super Stock Classes

From the showroom floor to the strip, the 1320 is ready to go

With the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 now landing at dealers Dodge has announced that the cars have been approved by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to be modified for competition in NHRA Stock and Super Stock Sportsman class competition for the 2019 season.

Super Stock allows for significant engine modifications but the vehicle must retain the stock engine block, cylinder heads, and carburetor (of course these cars are fuel injected). The 1320 can compete in the SS/FA class in Super Stock, but is also eligible for other specific classifications such as SS/EA or SS/GA. Grassroots NHRA Sportsman racers will have more flexibility and opportunities to compete and win in a variety of Stock and Super Stock categories by adjusting the NHRA minimum vehicle weight.

A new interpretation of the legendary Dodge Super Bee logo, the “Angry Bee” marks the startup splash screen in the instrument gauge cluster of the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320.

The Stock class is much stricter, vehicles must retain all the factory bodywork, and run the full factory interior. Tire width is limited to a maximum of a 9 inch wide rear slick and engine modifications are limited to a basic engine balancing and rebuild with small performance modifications such as overboring the cylinders. The engine also has to be correct for the make and model of the vehicle.  In Stock Eliminator, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 fits directly into the “B” Stock category, with competitors able to move up and down to run in the “A” or “C” Stock classes.

Vehicles in both classes are classified using a system that divides the factory shipping weight by NHRA factored horsepower, the Challenger will have a class weight break of 8.72 and will carry a minimum weight of 3,400 lbs. For more in-depth details on NHRA classes check out NHRA.com

Mopar showed a 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 at SEMA 2018. (Mopar).

On top of the NHRA approval, the 1320 is also approved to race without modification in National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) events, making it a true street/strip vehicle. NMCA features both heads-up and bracket racing, one of the most popular forms of drag racing.

Buyers of the Challenger 1320 also receive complimentary one-year NHRA and NMCA memberships. Dodges 1320 club is also available to purchasers of the new Challenger 1320 and lives over at DodgeGarage.com

“With the new 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 hitting showrooms, we know it’s just a short time before the ‘Angry Bee’ is buzzing the quarter-mile in NHRA and NMCA competition,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “The 1320 brings the drag racing technology we launched on the limited-production Demon and pairs it with the proven 392 HEMI engine to create a blank canvas for the serious grassroots drag racer who may have one car that needs to do double duty — both at the drag strip and on the street.”
 

Dodge says the 1320 will run 0-60 in 3.8 seconds, covering the quarter mile at  11.70 seconds at 115 miles per hour making the showroom-stock Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is the fastest naturally aspirated, street-legal muscle car available.

2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320. (MoparInsiders).

For an MSRP of $3,995 US you get a ton of additional drag racing features over a standard R/T Scat Pack such as:

  • TorqueFlite 8HP70 eight-speed automatic transmission – required equipment for the R/T Scat Pack 1320, replacing the standard manual transmission on the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack
  • TransBrake – locks the output shaft of the automatic transmission to hold the car stationary before a standing start
  • Torque Reserve – works in conjunction with the TransBrake and Launch Control by managing fuel flow to cylinders and controlling spark advance or retard to balance engine rpm and torque to maximize power delivery and launch performance
  • Nexen SUR4G Drag Spec 275/40R20 street-legal drag radials – all-new specially developed tires that deliver exceptional grip and consistency at the drag strip with minimal burnout preparation
  • SRT-tuned three-mode Adaptive Damping Suspension (ADS) electronically re-tuned for the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320    
  • Includes Drag Mode that, when engaged, optimizes weight transfer to the rear for best launch traction
  • Standard interior configuration has driver’s seat only to help reduce weight by approximately 114 pounds; front passenger seat and rear seat are available individually as $1 options
  • Performance-tuned asymmetrical limited-slip differential with 3.09 final drive
  • Extreme-duty 41-spline rear axle half shafts adopted from the Challenger SRT Demon
  • Line Lock – engages the front brakes to hold the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 stationary, but leaves the rear wheels free for a burnout to heat up and clean the rear tires
  • Launch Assist – uses wheel speed sensors to watch for driveline-damaging wheel hop at launch and, in milliseconds, modifies the engine torque to regain full grip
  • Launch Control – controls tire slip during straight-line acceleration
  • Low Gloss Black 20 x 9.5-inch aluminum-forged wheels with knurled bead seats to minimize tire slip on the wheel
  • Brembo High-performance Brake Package with four-piston calipers

The 1320s only come with the ZF 8 Speed automatic, the 6-speed manual is not available in this trim. We are looking forward to receiving our Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 shortly.

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Jared B

Jared founded MoparInsiders and is a 36-year-old automotive enthusiast from Vancouver, British Columbia. He took an interest in cars at a very young age and has been interested in them ever since. His hobbies include photography, videography, drag racing and auto detailing. He currently owns and drives a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, 2016 Ram 1500 Sport and rides a 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650.

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