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Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 Starting To Appear In Dealer Inventories:

"Grassroots" Drag Racer Proving Harder To Get Then Originally Thought...

While we have been seeing some early orders of the new 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 being delivered to customers, we are now starting to see some pop up in dealer inventories. Dodge’s 485 horsepower “grassroots” drag racer, has to be one of the most talked about vehicles in the 2019 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) lineup. However, FCA is making it more difficult for dealers to order stock of the car.

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

Trying to keep the car “special”, we have been told by certain dealers that FCA has been pushing slow-selling inventory on their lots when they place an order for the R/T Scat Pack 1320. This limits a dealer who doesn’t want a lot of slow-selling stock on their lot, from stockpiling the highly anticipated Challenger model.

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

But it isn’t stopping some dealers. We have seen several of the new cars pop up online. Some of them have been canceled orders or the dealer ordered them at launch. But there are some units out there available currently and we are sure they won’t be sitting on lots long.

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

Named for the quarter-mile distance (1,320 feet), the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is powered by the 6.4-liter 392 HEMI® V-8 that delivers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to the quick-shifting TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission with class-exclusive TransBrake. It is equipped with specially developed Nexen SUR4G Drag Spec 275/40R20 street-legal drag radial tires that deliver maximum grip and offer repeatable quarter-mile times.

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

With a quarter-mile (1,320 feet) elapsed time (E.T.) of 11.7 seconds at 115 miles per hour (mph), the showroom-stock 2019 Dodge 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).

The 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 Package adds $3,995 to the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $38,995 for the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack. The mandatory automatic transmission adds $1,595 and the destination charge adds $1,395.

MoparInsiders.com currently has placed an order for one of these new R/T Scat Pack 1320s. We will be documenting the entire lifespan of the car on our YouTube channel as well as the website when we receive it. The car will be going to Canadian Mopar Club events, local car events as well as hitting the drag strip on a regular basis. So stay tuned…

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Mike Volkmann

Michael Volkmann, a mechanical engineer in the steel industry, autocrossed and road-raced Neons. Michael has drag raced his 1971 Duster 340, 2015 Dodge Charger SRT392, 2009 Challenger R/T, and Neons, of which he’s owned seven — one SRT4, three ACRs, and three Sport Coupes.

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