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2019 DODGE CHALLENGER 1320 EDITION PROVES TO BE EXTREMELY RARE

Especially If You Bought One In Canada

Dodge Challenger 1320 Edition
2019 Dodge Challenger 1320 Edition

When the Dodge Demon wrapped up production in 2018, the Challenger lineup was left with a bit of a power vacuum. After all, replacing the quickest and most powerful production muscle car the world has ever seen is no easy task. So instead of accomplishing this with one model, FCA offered up two of them: the 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye, and the 2019 Dodge Challenger 1320 Edition. Both of these machines borrow hardware from the limited-run Challenger Demon, and both specialize in different performance areas.

The $69,650 Challenger Hellcat Redeye offers up an astronomical 797 horsepower right out of the box, largely thanks to a de-tuned version of the Demon’s 808 horsepower supercharged V8 engine (840 hp on race gas). It also features the eight-speed automatic from the Demon, and driveline software including the line lock and launch control. It’s currently the most powerful muscle car on sale today. However, it’s not nearly as rare as the Challenger 1320 Edition, despite costing much more.

According to MoparInsiders, FCA produced only 1,054 1320 Edition Challengers, with 232 of them coming in Pitch Black – the most popular color. Just a single one was painted Billet, and the same goes for one painted Yellow Jacket. Moreover, a scant 28 of them were built for the Canadian market, with the other 1,026 allocated to the USA.

Dodge Demon Burnout

The 2019 Dodge Challenger 1320 Edition is more track focused than the rest of the current lineup, utilizing more Dodge Demon hardware than the Hellcat Redeye. To put it another way, the Challenger 1320 is practically a Demon, but with a far more approachable 485 horsepower.

The $3,995 package is largely based on the Challenger R/T Scat Pack, but adds the Demon’s adaptive dampers and launch-friendly suspension setup, the Demon’s transmission brake, as well as the line lock calibration. Like the Demon, only the driver’s seat is standard equipment, but adding the whole set of them costs a hilarious $2. The Demon Crate, however, is not offered. The go-fast kit for the Dodge Demon offered skinny front wheels, as well as the necessary tools to mount them once the driver arrived to the drag strip. Regardless, the Challenger 1320 Edition comes with a set of Nexen N’Fera SUR4G Drag Spec tires, sized 275/40R-20 with a treadwear rating of just 100.

The Challenger 1320 started at $46,080. The Demon isn’t coming back.

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Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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