NHRA Licensed to Drag: 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320

It was only a matter of time before the drag-oriented, street-legal 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 would be let loose on a drag strip near you. The 1320 Challenger, named after the distance in a quarter-mile, has been approved by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to be modified for competition in Stock and Super Stock Sportsman class competition.

“With the new 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 hitting showrooms, we know it’s just a short time before the ‘Angry Bee’ is buzzing the quarter-mile in NHRA and NMCA competition,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America.

2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320

The Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 was first announced last year at the 2018 Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals near Denver. NHRA star and Dodge brand ambassador Leah Pritchett commemorated the vehicle’s unveiling by carrying a special “Angry Bee”-themed paint scheme on her Top Fuel dragster, which she drove all the way to the event win.

“The 1320 brings the drag racing technology we launched on the limited-production Demon and pairs it with the proven 392 Hemi engine to create a blank canvas for the serious grassroots drag racer who may have one car that needs to do double duty — both at the drag strip and on the street,” Beahm said.

The “Angry Bee” marks the startup splash screen in the gauge cluster of the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320.

The “Angry Bee” interpretation of the legendary Dodge Super Bee logo marks the vehicle’s front fenders, instrument panel, headlamps, instrument gauge cluster startup splash screen, and key fob. The street-to-strip muscle car is beginning to arrive in FCA US dealerships.

The car is powered by a 392 Hemi V8 with 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque. With a quarter-mile elapsed time (E.T.) of 11.70 seconds at 115 miles per hour (mph), the showroom-stock Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is the fastest naturally aspirated, street-legal muscle car available.

According to NHRA, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is approved to be modified to race in hotly contested NHRA Stock Eliminator and Super Stock competition. In Stock Eliminator, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 fits directly into the “B” Stock category, with competitors able to move up and down to run in the “A” or “C” Stock classes.

The Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 can compete in the SS/FA class in Super Stock, but is also eligible for other specific classifications such as SS/EA or SS/GA. Grassroots NHRA Sportsman racers will have more flexibility and opportunities to compete and win in a variety of Stock and Super Stock categories by adjusting the NHRA minimum vehicle weight to 3,400 lbs.

 

It is also approved to race without modification in National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) events, making it a real street/strip vehicle. NMCA features both heads-up and bracket racing, one of the most popular forms of drag racing.

The 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 Package adds $3,995 to the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $38,995 for the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack. The mandatory automatic transmission adds $1,595, and the destination charge adds $1,495.

Additionally, Dodge is making it easy for Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 owners to spend a day at the races. Owners will receive complimentary, one-year memberships in the NHRA and NMCA for the 2019 season.

For more information, see Dodge. 

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