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Dodge Challenger Scat Pack Shaker, T/A 392 Offered in Widebody Form for 2021

The 2021 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack Shaker and the T/A 392 models get added grip for launching and cornering with the widebody package, which includes significantly wider rubber and unique suspension tuning.

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Starting back in 2018, Dodge began introduced widebody versions of the Challenger. The limited edition Demon package was the first, but the SRT Hellcat was the first mass produced model to get the wider body, wheels and tires. The R/T Scat Pack was next, coming to market in widebody form in 2019. For 2020, the 50th Anniversary package introduced the widebody design to the R/T Scat Pack Shaker, but for 2020, you could only get the Scat Pack Shaker with the widebody package as part of the 50th Anniversary Edition

For the 2021 model year, Dodge has expanded the availability of the widebody package once again, this time offering it for the R/T Scat Pack Shaker, marking the first time that you can pair the widebody design with the Shaker hood on a mass produced model. The T/A 392 is also available with the widebody package for 2021, so for the new model year, all Challengers with the 392-cubic inch Hemi or the supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi are available with the widened stance.

“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.”

Widebody Challenger Features
The widebody package for the 2021 Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker and T/A 392 is the same for both versions of the naturally aspirated Dodge muscle car. In fact, the widebody package is pretty much the same for all of the Challengers, regardless of what is under the hood.

The package begins with the composite flares over the front and rear wheel wells, adding 3.5 inches of width to the body. Next, the package adds 20x11-inch wheels wrapped in 305-35-20 Pirelli tires and to make the most of the wider rubber, widebody Challengers come with an SRT-tuned high performance adaptive damping suspension setup.

This combination of the wider wheels and tires with the SRT-tuned suspension allows the Challenger R/T Scat Pack to scoot around a 2.1-mile road course roughly 2 seconds faster than a similar car with the standard body width. The wider tires also help the 485-horsepower Mopar muscle car to get down the quarter mile 2 tenths of a second quicker, running a 12.1 at 112 miles per hour.

With the R/T Scat Pack Shaker and the T/A 392 both being based on the R/T Scat Pack, those on-track improvements should carry over to these new 2021 widebody models.

Scat Pack Shaker, T/A 392 in Widebody
The 2021 Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker and the T/A 392 with the added widebody package are essentially the same as the standard width versions, with the exception of the widebody package features. The Scat Pack Shaker is similar to the standard Challenger Scat Pack, but the Shaker package adds the classic hood scoop design that pokes up through the hood. The 2021 Scat Pack Shaker Widebody starts at $47,690, not including destination and the order banks for this widened muscle car are open right now.

2021 Dodge Challenger T/A 392 Widebody

As for the Challenger T/A 392, it comes with a hood similar to the early Hellcat models, along with a black trim livery design that pays homage to the old school Challenger T/A race cars. Like the Scat Pack Shaker, the T/A 392 doesn’t change much when you add the widebody package aside from the widebody components, but for a car that was designed to pay tribute to classic road racers, the wider stance and improved performance makes good sense. The 2021 Challenger T/A 392 Widebody starts at $49,090 (without destination of $1,495) and it will go on sale later this year.

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. Find more of Patrick's stories at Torque News Dodge. Search Torque News Dodge for more Dodge Challenger and Charger coverage from our expert reporters.

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