2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack Overview and Road Test

If you’re dreaming of a new Dodge Challenger Hellcat and it’s just not going to happen, you’re not alone. To ease the minds of those who can’t nab a Hellcat, Dodge has once again released the Scat Performance Pack for its popular muscle car. Unlike previous years, though, Dodge offers the Scat Pack as an option on a wider range of Challenger models. Benjamin Hunting, Road Test Editor for Autobytel, has the scoop on the Scat Pack, and what, exactly, it adds to the 2015 Challenger. Essentially, the Scat Pack transforms the Challenger from a powerful cruiser to a car with true muscle, adding 110 horsepower to the factory Challenger R/T model. Powered by a 6.4-liter V8 HEMI engine, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack provides 485 horsepower with upgraded cooling capabilities for better reliability and performance. The R/T Scat Pack also features a track suspension system for improved handling, and performance brakes to harness all that extra power. These upgrades make the Challenger R/T Scat Pack a lot more manageable to drive than the Hellcat — the Scat Pack is still a lot of fun, but it’s also more appropriate for public consumption. Despite the pure muscle aesthetics, the 2015 Challenger R/T Scat Pack has a modern interior that competes with upscale everyday cars.