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Dodge’s Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 Returns For 2020:

The Fastest Naturally-Aspirated, Street-Legal Muscle Car...

The Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is back for the 2020 model year. After Dodge’s naturally-aspirated street-legal drag racing muscle car showed up last year, many people were concerned that like its big brother – the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 would be only available for one model year.

2020 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 in TorRed. (MoparInsiders).

Named for the quarter-mile distance (1,320 feet), the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is powered by the 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.

2020 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 in F8 Green. (Dodge).

With a quarter-mile (1,320 feet) elapsed time (E.T.) of 11.7 seconds at 115 miles per hour (mph), the showroom-stock 2020 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is the fastest naturally-aspirated, street-legal muscle car available.

The 2020 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 includes the following drag racing-specific equipment…

  • 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 at the drag strip and on the street
    • Preproduction testing shows that the Nexen tires demonstrate consistent run times with minimal burnout preparation at the drag strip
  • SRT-tuned three-mode Adaptive Damping Suspension (ADS) electronically retuned 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
2020 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320. (Dodge).

The Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 comes with the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen that enables the driver to engage Launch Control and Line Lock within the Performance Control app. It also lets the driver select modes, including Drag Mode and Adaptive Damping Suspension, while working with the steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles to activate the TransBrake.

2020 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 in IndiGo Blue. (Dodge).

As drag racers know, the results tell the story. In drag strip testing compared with a Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack, the 2020 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 shaves .3-seconds off the quarter-mile time to 11.7-seconds at 115 mph and cuts .3-seconds off the 0-60 mph acceleration time to 3.8-seconds.

2020 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 in Hellraisin. (Dodge).

In its first year in production, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 proved to be rarer than its 840 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon sibling. Only 1,054 Scat Pack 1320 models came out of the Brampton Assembly Plant in Brampton, Ontario compared to the 3,312 Demons that rolled off the line.

To see the success we had with our 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 at the track, you can visit the MoparInsiders’ YouTube channel.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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