Challenger Widebody Arrives on Scat Pack Shaker & 392 Series
Jerry Reynolds | September 9, 2020
2021 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker Widebody comes with the legendary cold-air grabbing Shaker, which extends from the engine compartment, directing cooler air back into the 392 HEMI® V-8 engine. Credit: Dodge.
Some of my favorite reviews the past few years have been Challenger Widebodys. That extra rubber on the ground is a real game changer when it comes to traction. Apparently, I am not the only fan.
Those wider wheels and tires are proving to be so popular, that Dodge is expanding its Widebody package to two more Dodge Challengers for 2021: the R/T Scat Pack Shaker and T/A 392. The former is available to order now, but you will have to wait until later this year to order the T/A 392 variant.
“The Widebody on Charger and Challenger continues to gain traction, making way for wider wheels and tires, which means more grip and faster times at the drag strip,” said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “Bringing that Widebody capability to the Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker and T/A 392 allows us to stick to that successful formula and offer more performance to more members of the Brotherhood of Muscle.”
Building on of the Challenger R/T Scat Pack, the Challenger Scat Pack Shaker and T/A 392 are powered by the same naturally aspirated 392 HEMI V-8 that delivers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and an eight-speed automatic transmission is available.
Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody
The Widebody on the Challenger R/T Scat Pack adds 3.5 inches of overall width, rides on sticky 305/35ZR20 Pirelli tires mounted to 20-by-11-inch wheels and has an SRT-tuned chassis and SRT-tuned high-performance adaptive damping suspension. It also features steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters (with automatic transmission), dual-extractor hood, SRT Performance Pages with drive modes and Line Lock, which engages the front brakes to hold the Challenger stationary, but leaves the rear wheels free for a burnout to heat up and clean the rear tires.
Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker and T/A 392 buyers who opt for the Widebody Package will get the same Widebody performance, which includes 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 Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody gains .2 seconds, running a 12.1-second ET at 112 mph.
The Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker has roots that date back to the muscle car era. As the name suggests, the legendary cold-air grabbing Shaker extends from the engine compartment, directing cooler air back into the 392 HEMI V-8 engine.
Like the original 1970 Challenger R/T with the Shaker hood, the R/T Scat Pack Shaker Widebody continues the Dodge brand’s tradition of an engine-mounted hood scoop that “shakes” with the movement of the powertrain.
The functional Shaker hood comes with a Mopar cold-air intake, conical air filter and optimized air box for improved airflow and performance. A “SHAKER” underhood decal is reminiscent of the original 1970 Challenger.
2021 Dodge Challenger T/A 392 Widebody
Initially built for the Sports Car Club of America’s (SCCA) Trans Am racing series in 1970 with only 2,399 ever built, the original Challenger T/A is considered one of the most sought-after muscle cars of all time.
The 2021 Dodge Challenger T/A 392 Widebody builds on this legacy with unique appointments and performance hardware, which include:
Painted Satin Black hood, Satin Black wrap roof and deck lid
Roof and deck-lid graphic paired to the T/A body-side stripes
Black spoiler with T/A spoiler decal
“392” fender decal
“Air Catcher” headlamps with LED-illuminated T/A logos
NACA ducted hood designed to feed a modified SRT Hellcat air box with Mopar conical filter, which optimizes cold air intake through these two signature fresh-air inlets
For an even bolder throwback, akin to the original 1970 model, factory-installed hood pins are available
1971-inspired “tic-toc-tach” gauge cluster features Bright White concave faces and Gloss Black details
Black upholstered performance seats with signature Houndstooth cloth inserts give the driver and front passenger greater lateral support
Unique heated and ventilated Nappa leather performance seats in Black with Tungsten accent stitching and embroidered “T/A” logo (available with Plus Group)
Pricing and Availability
The Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker Widebody starts from $47,690. Dealer orders are now open, with vehicles scheduled to arrive early next year.
The Challenger T/A 392 Widebody starts from $49,090. Dealer orders will open later this year with vehicles scheduled to arrive next spring.
Pricing excludes destination.
To see our numerous Car Pro reviews on the Dodge Challenger, click here.
This is one of my favorite annual lists, and deservedly, Hyundai and Kia scored extremely well with their owners. It’s the annual AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Award (VSA) study. This year, Hyund... More ›
Police agencies across America will be pleased to know that ordering is now open for the 2021 Dodge Charger Pursuit and Dodge Durango Pursuit vehicles. They’re equipped with new transmissions and tech... More ›
It’s not the Ranger Raptor everyone hoped for, but Ford is answering the call of Ranger customers who want a more off-road-capable and agile midsize truck with a new Tremor Off-Road Package. A step ab... More ›
We’re big proponents of driver assist technology at the Car Pro. Features like Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking can help prevent accidents and save lives, both for passenger c... More ›
Enter your ZIP Code below to find CarProUSA Inventory in your area