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Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack's muscle throws back to the 1960s (pictures)

From its engine designation to the Super Bee badges around the Charger R/T Scat Pack, Dodge wants to remind you of its muscle-car heritage.

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Dodge resurrected the Charger nameplate in 2006 after a 20-year hiatus, taking advantage of renewed interest in muscle-car looks and power.

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Dodge has given the Charger model a refresh for the 2015 model year, bringing electronics and a few other features up to its corporate lineup standard.

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The Charger can be had in nine variations. This Scat Pack model boasts the Super Bee badge.

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Another feature of the Scat Pack Charger, a 6.4-liter V-8 Hemi engine, although Dodge brands the fenders with "392," referring to the engine's size in cubic inches.

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The style of the Charger draws heavily from its first generation, released in 1966, although Dodge cites the 1969 Charger as an influence for the scalloped sides.

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As a rear-wheel-drive sedan, the Charger is somewhat unique among current American muscle cars, most of which are coupes.

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With 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque, the Charger Scat Pack readily burns rubber.

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The Scat Pack package also brings in four-piston Brembo brakes, providing good, easily modulated stopping power.

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At 16.5 cubic feet, the Charger offers a decent amount of trunk space.

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The Super Bee logo finds it way onto the sport seats.

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Alcantara and leather seats with sport bolsters keep you in place when the Charger is slewing from side to side.

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A roomy rear seat area gives the Charger more practicality than most modern muscle cars.

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Soft-touch materials mitigate what looks like a large sweep of plastic over the dashboard.

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The electric power steering can be set between three different modes.

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Along with analog gauges, Dodge includes a huge variety of screens on the instrument cluster display.

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Here, you can watch a virtual gauge showing real-time torque output.

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The eight-speed automatic transmission helps out with highway fuel economy, raising the average a bit.

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Dodge's UConnect infotainment system, shown on an 8.4-inch touchscreen, hides many useful features.

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The rear-view camera includes trajectory lines, making it easy to see where you will end up.

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Maps show in good resolution with plan and perspective views, and include live traffic.

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The main navigation screen includes four basic menu options.

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Digging into the destination screen shows typical options.

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Opening up the Apps menu shows a wealth of features, some driven through connected data.

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The Dodge Performance Pages app shows many of the same types of gauges and timers you get on the instrument cluster.

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This main gauge shows real-time horsepower and torque.

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Dig into the Performance Settings app, and you can adjust the drive mode.

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Yelp is integrated into UConnect, making it easy to locate businesses online and navigate to them.

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Typical digital audio sources include satellite and HD radio.

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Bluetooth allows hands-free phone calls and streaming music from a smartphone.

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Cabling an iPhone to the USB port, or inserting a USB drive loaded with MP3s, lets you select music from this library screen.

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You can activate an inset map from within the audio interface.

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This Charger R/T Scat Pack came with a standard Alpine audio system, but a system by Beats is available as well.

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