Last month, we got a lot of backlash from our viewers when we traded in our long-term 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 only after a few months of ownership. There were a lot of reasons behind the reason we got rid of the car which included our new car having to be repainted for a factory paint issue, the cost of upgrading the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 to make the car run the times were we wanted to eventually be, and our friends at White Rock Dodge offering us the deal of a lifetime on a brand-new leftover 2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. So although we got rid of the car, it didn’t mean we didn’t love the car or our time with the car at all.
Since we announced that we had ordered the car, a lot of Challenger owners reached out to us about the Scat Pack 1320. We became friends with a lot of 1320 owners as well as had people show up at my local track to come out and meet me and see the car in person, which is an experience I never thought would happen when we started the website over a year and a half ago. While the car may be gone we still have kept in touch with a lot of 1320 groups and owners, bouncing back information and stories about our passes down the quarter-mile.
So when one of our subscribers reached out to me and asked me to run his B5 Blue 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 down my local track to get the car dialed in and get some feedback, I jumped at the opportunity. It was my first time back in a 1320 since trading our car in but wasn’t my first time back behind the wheel of a Challenger at the track since I had recently driven our friend Dave Hayes’ 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon at his private track rental in Grand Bend, Ontario a few weeks ago (that video will be coming soon).
With the last test and tune day at Mission Raceway Park in Mission, British Colombia being this past weekend, had a chance to run the 1320 in cool fall conditions. With some Mickey Thompson ET Street Rs, a Cox racing lightweight battery, and some cool weather, we had our fastest runs ever behind the wheel of the 1320 and even came close to the 1320 fastest pass record. So be sure to watch the video at the top of the page for the results. I sure had a blast getting back behind the wheel of the fastest naturally aspirated muscle car on the market again.
So what do you think of our latest runs in the Scat Pack 1320? Leave us a comment below.