2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

With 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque on tap, the 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack is a force to be reckoned with.

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For the 2015 model year, Dodge has smoothed out the Challenger's lines and aerodynamics but kept the coupe's broad strokes and style in place.

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Under the hood is the 392 Hemi, a 6.4-liter V-8 engine that packs a punch.

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This is the same engine that you'll find under the hood of the Challenger SRT 392, bridging the gap between the high-performance variant and the more affordable R/T model.

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The "Scat Pack" name dates back to the Scat Pack Club of the late 1960s and early '70s.

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The V-8 engine features cylinder-deactivation tech that allows it to run on just four cylinders under light load.

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Fuel economy, however, is not the 6.4-liter's strong suit. I finished my week (and two tanks of gas) at just 13.1 mpg.

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The engine is mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission with a T-shaped shifter.

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Power exits the rear wheels via an all-new cast-aluminum axle housing that reduces weight and increases responsiveness.

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The R/T/ Scat Pack also features an upgraded suspension that helps it grip the road better.

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The black ducktail spoiler integrates the rear camera and punctuates the matte black Scat Pack graphics.

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Later this year, the Scat Pack will be available with the Shaker Hood, but for now we're making do with these small cooling inlets.

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The Challenger rests on 20-inch wheels that are wrapped with high-performance tires and filled with four-piston Brembo brakes.

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However brutal it is at full bore, I was pleased to find that the Challenger R/T Scat Pack is still a comfortable car during commutes and long hauls.

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I was perhaps most surprised to see this sensor for the optional adaptive cruise-control system. The Challenger features some fairly advanced tech for a muscle car.

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Rear-proximity sensors and cross-traffic alerts help when parking; optional blind-spot monitoring is invaluable when changing lanes.

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In Sublime Green, our example turned heads everywhere I went.

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Inside, I was pleased to find the Challenger's cabin to be well-constructed and well-equipped.

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Between the gauges is a color display that showcases a variety of performance, status, and economy readouts.

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Buttons on the front and back of the wheel and paddle shifters help the driver to keep their hands on the wheel. Voice command for many infotainment functions helps to keep their eyes on the road.

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The UConnect 8.4 infotainment system features an excellent navigation engine. UConnect services and an in-dash "app store" allow the driver to access Web-connected apps and provide a Wi-Fi hotspot to passengers.

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Down below are the controls for the Sport and Track modes, as well as the safety and climate features.

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Tapping the Super Track Pack button brings up the launch controls and Sport/Normal drive mode settings.

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From here, the driver can customize the Sport and Normal driving modes to his or her liking.

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A six-speed manual transmission is available, but something about this eight-speed automatic just feels like a good fit for a muscle car.

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The Performance Pages portion of the Challenger's UConnect interface allows the driver to monitor power, torque, and dozens of engine and performance parameters.

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Performance timers in the instrument cluster allow the driver to test their Challenger's 0-to-60, quarter-mile, stopping distance, and more.

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The R/T seats are well bolstered, but wide and comfortable. Optional heated and ventilated surfaces complete the grand tourer level of amenity.

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The 2015 Challenger R/T Scat Pack may not be a hardcore track tool, but it is an excellent and powerful everyday muscle car. Just be sure to bring plenty of money for fuel.

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