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SPOTTED: 2021 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody Shaker:

New Buzz Model Spotted Out Testing On Public Roads...

Two weeks ago, Dodge announced that it would be expanding its Widebody Package option for the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack to include two popular heritage models for the 2021 model year with the R/T Scat Pack Shaker and the T/A 392 buzz models. The news comes after the success of the limited edition 2020 Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary Edition Widebody models, which were based on the R/T Scat Pack Widebody trim and added the iconic Shaker hood to that package.

2021 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker Widebody. (MoparInsiders).

As the model name suggests, the legendary “cold-air grabbing” Shaker not only looks good with its Satin Black center-mounted hood scoop, snorkeling up from the engine compartment, it also directs cooler air back into the 6.4-liter (392 cubic-inch) HEMI® V8 engine. And like the original 1970 Challenger R/T with the Shaker hood, the 2021 model continues the Dodge tradition of an engine-mounted hood scoop that “shakes” with the powertrain’s movement. The 6.4-liter delivers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque, customers can choose from either the standard 6-speed TR-6060 Tremec manual transmission or the optional 8-speed 8HP70 TorqueFlite automatic transmission. Paddle shifters come standard on automatic models.

6.4-liter HEMI V8 Shaker. (Dodge).

The Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody adds 3.5-inches to the overall width of the standard R/T Scat Pack. Stick 305/35ZR20 Pirelli tires are mounted to 20-inch x 11-inch aluminum wheels. The R/T Scat Pack Widebody also adds several high-performance features like Launch Control, Launch Assist, Line Lock, SRT Drive Modes, and SRT Performance Pages.

The Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody also adds an SRT-tuned chassis, featuring stiffer front springs, retuned shock absorbers, and larger sway bars in both front and rear. The Widebody adds other SRT features like SRT-tuned high-performance adaptive damping suspension, SRT-engineered Brembo brake system with 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers, and the rear spoiler from the Hellcat models to deliver more downforce and better balance at high speed.

2021 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker Widebody. (MoparInsiders).

This week, our spy photographers caught the new 2021 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker Widebody out testing on the streets of Metro Detroit. The Frostbite color Shaker Widebody looks good in a real-world setting. The new Shaker Package for the 2021 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack includes…

  • “Shaker” Under Hood Decal
  • Shaker Mounted 392 HEMI Badge
  • SHAKER Instrument Panel Badge
  • Gloss Black Instrument Cluster Trim Rings
  • Shaker Hood by Mopar®
  • Shaker Intake by Mopar®
  • Satin Black Rear Spoiler
  • White Face Instrument Cluster

Buyers who opt for the Widebody Package will get the same Widebody performance as the R/T Scat Pack Widebody, which includes improvement of close to 2-seconds per lap or 12 car lengths compared with the non-Widebody R/T Scat Pack. In a quarter-mile comparison, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody gains .2-seconds, running a 12.1-second ET at 112 mph (180 km/h).

2021 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker Widebody. (MoparInsiders).

The Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker Widebody has a starting U.S. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $47,690 (all prices exclude $1,495 destination charge). For Canadians, the MSRP is $63,495 (all prices exclude $1,895 destination charge). Dealer orders for the Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker Widebody are now open, with vehicles scheduled to arrive in Dodge//SRT dealerships early next year.

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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