2020 Dodge Challenger 1320 Available for Order Now
Over the past few weeks, we have received a great many questions about the availability of the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 for the 2020 model year. Although the package is listed in the 2020 media materials, there is no mention of the race-ready package on the Dodge consumer website. Also, several readers found that their local dealership representatives weren’t sure when the 1320 package would go on sale.
We spoke with an FCA representative this morning who explained that the 2020 Challenger 1320 is available for order now. They didn’t say when the order banks for this unique model opened, but those who want to order the naturally aspirated 11-second muscle car can do so now. That representative also explained that there is often a period of time between the point at which a package goes on sale and when it appears on the consumer website. Right now, the 2020 1320 still isn’t listed, but it is available for order, per FCA.
Challenger 1320 Details
The 1320 is based on the Challenger R/T Scat Pack, meaning that it is powered by the 6.4-liter, 392-cubic inch Hemi V8 and with this drag strip-focused package, the 8-speed automatic transmission is standard. The automatic is standard because a manual transmission will not work with one of the key features of this package. That is, of course, the integrated TransBrake.
Other key aspects of the 2020 Dodge Challenger's 1320 package include the Nexen 275/40/20 drag radial tires on special “drag wheels”, a Performance-tuned asymmetrical limited-slip differential with 3.09 final drive, heavy duty 41-spline half shafts, the Drag Mode setting of the adaptive damping suspension, the Drag Mode performance pages screen, 1320 illuminated Air Catcher headlamps, an Alcantara suede-wrapped performance steering wheel and package-specific badges inside and out.
In addition to adding some unique features, the Challenger 1320 package also some standard with some key deletions. The package only comes with one Houndstooth cloth performance seat for the driver. There is no rear seat or passenger’s seat, nor are there seatbelts for those passenger positions. Those who want the passenger seat and rear can add the 1320 Plus popular equipment group package, which cost $1,695 for 2019. The package is no listed on Dodge.com yet, so we don’t have final MSRP for the packages yet.
Basically, the Challenger Scat Pack 1320 only comes with the items needed to run smokin’ fast quarter mile times. Dodge claims a stock time of 11.70, but many owners have beaten that time without any significant modifications. In most cases, switching from the Nexen drag radials to a stickier (more expensive) drag radial will allow the 1320 to dip further into the mid-11s.
1320 Pricing of the 2020 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack
The 2020 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack starts at $39,995 (incuding Gas Guzzler Tax), down $250 from 2019, and the 1320 package costs $3,995. When you add on the Destination Fee of $1,495, the 1320 has an “out the door” starting price of $45,485.
There is no car sold in the U.S. market that will consistently run mid-11s in the quarter mile without a single change for anywhere near that price, so if you want to go drag racing on a budget (relatively speaking) in a car that you can drive every day, there is no better option than the 2020 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 – which you can order at your local Dodge dealership right now.
Patrick Rall is a professional writer and photographer with a passion for all things automotive. Patrick has been sharing his automotive expertise in automotive journalism from Detroit for more than a decade covering the Big Three. Having grown up in his father’s performance shop, he spent extensive time at the oval track and drag strip – both driving and wrenching on various types of vehicles. In addition to working as a writer, Patrick previously worked as an automotive technician before moving on to a business office position with a chain of dealerships, and this broad spectrum of experience in the industry allows him to offer a unique look on the automotive world. Follow Patrick on Youtube and Twitter.