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The New 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Lineup:

The 411 On All The New Updates For The 2019 Model Year...

With everyone’s focus on the all-new 797-horsepower 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT HELLCAT Redeye, the second new addition to the Challenger lineup for the 2019 model year might be the most important one. Last week, Dodge rolled off the cover of it’s 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody.

The Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack continues to offer the most muscle for the dollar in the segment with 485 horsepower and a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) less than $40,000. Power comes from the proven, naturally aspirated, 392-cubic-inch HEMI V-8 engine’s best-in-class 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque.

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

New for 2019, all Challenger R/T Scat Pack models get a new look, courtesy of the 2018 Challenger SRT HELLCAT. The power-bulge aluminum hood features a dedicated air intake flanked by dual-air extractors to ensure effective removal of heat and reduced air turbulence in the engine compartment. Standard illuminated Air Catcher headlamps feed additional air directly into the engine bay.

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

Also new for 2019, R/T Scat Pack buyers can leverage the on-track performance capabilities of the SRT HELLCAT Widebody.

Featuring the same fender flares from SRT HELLCAT Widebody, which add 3.5 inches to the overall width, the new R/T Scat Pack Widebody rides on sticky 305/35ZR20 Pirelli tires mounted to 20 x 11-inch forged “Devil’s Rim” aluminum wheels (The same wheels found on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT HELLCAT Widebody and optional on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon).

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

Many high-performance features are now standard on all a Challenger R/T Scat Pack models, including:

  • Launch Control
  • Launch Assist
  • Line Lock
  • SRT Drive Modes
  • SRT Performance Pages

The Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody adds:

  • SRT-tuned chassis, featuring stiffer front springs, retuned shock absorbers and larger sway bars in both front and rear
  • SRT-tuned high-performance adaptive damping suspension
  • Front fascia with integrated splitter optimizes airflow to the cooling modules without compromising vehicle balance
  • Rear spoiler from the SRT HELLCAT helps to deliver responsive and balanced handling
2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody. (FCA US Photo)

As a result, the R/T Scat Pack Widebody delivers its best on-road and on-track performance ever, with an improvement of close to 2 seconds per lap or 12 car lengths compared with the R/T Scat Pack. In a quarter-mile comparison, the new Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody gained .2 seconds – running 12.1 seconds E.T. at 112 mph.

The Challenger R/T Scat Pack’s superb stopping power comes from the SRT-engineered Brembo brake system with six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers, resulting in braking (60-0 mph) performance improving to 108 feet (from 111 feet).

Exterior badging on the R/T Scat Pack includes new Scat Pack Bee badges that face forward on both fenders. Challenger script and R/T logos flank both sides of the front grille.

Inside the performance interior are front seats that feature the Scat Pack Bee logo embroidered into the seat backs; new Dark Dub Plate finish on instrument panel and console and new Liquid Titanium accents on the steering wheel, shifter and cluster bezels.

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

The 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack now can come equipped with similar options as the outgoing 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT392 models. It’s one of the reasons that the entry level SRT model has been discontinued to simplify the Challenger lineup.

The 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack model lineup has a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) as follows:

R/T Scat Pack – $38,995
R/T Scat Pack Widebody – $44,995
R/T Scat Pack Shaker – $41,495

Ordering for the 2019 model year has already started. You can contact your local Dodge dealers for more details.

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