With Dodge’s modern-day muscle car already on a record-setting sales pace this year, the 2014 Dodge Challenger charged into the 2013 SEMA Show with enough Mopar Magic to ensure a fast finish to the current selling season. As announced by Tim Kuniskis, president and CEO of the Dodge brand: “The legendary Shaker performance hood is back, with its engine-mounted, fully floating scoop and exposed high-flow element that produces cold-air induction—making the new 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker the real deal.”
The Shaker show car benefits from an unspecified power bump to its 5.7-liter HEMI V8, which puts out 375 hp and 410 lb.-ft. of torque without the new hood-intake system, and the car then makes good use of that added motivation with a Super Track Pak that includes further improvements to the steering, braking, and suspension systems. A three-mode stability control setup and three-season Goodyear Eagle F1 Super Car tires are standard, with all-season rubber a no-charge option.
Needless to say, the 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker wears some equally earth-shaking design enhancements, like:
- Satin Black graphics for its hood, roof and deck lid, complemented by a body-color grille surround and “Shaker,” “HEMI,” and “Challenger” exterior badging
- 20-inch five-spoke aluminum wheels with a polished face, black pockets, and a satin matte clearcoat
- Shaker-exclusive cabin accents such as a flat-bottomed racing-style steering wheel, “K-Black” painted instrument-panel and console-bezel highlights, Nappa leather performance seats with “Shaker” logos, and a custom welcome screen for its available 6.5-inch Uconnect system
Packing an enthusiast-satisfying six-speed manual transmission, the 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker is scheduled to reach dealerships in the first quarterof next year with an MSRP of $36,995.
But as was the case at SEMA, the Shaker won’t be the only 2014 Challenger that will have gearheads champing at the bit to get one …