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2020 DODGE CHARGER SCAT PACK WIDEBODY FIRST DRIVE: PHOTO GALLERY

Enjoy The Photos Of The 2020 Charger Scat Pack Blitzing Around Sonoma Raceway

Dodge Charger Scat Pack
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The Dodge Charger Scat Pack is the most popular trim level of the vehicle lineup, offering muscle car appeal with its V8 engine and rear wheel drive in the form of a four-door family sedan. As is the case with the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, driving impressions are under lock and key until Wednesday, October 9. So for now, we can only share with you our live photos from the first drive event that took place at Sonoma Raceway in California.

The new widebody style is standard on 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and available on the Dodge Charger Scat Pack, adding 3.5 inches of total width to the body to accommodate gargantuan Pirelli P Zero summer performance tires measuring 305/35ZR20 (just like the 2020 Charger Hellcat), which were fitted on the vehicles we tested around Sonoma. Pirelli all-season tires are standard.

The 2020 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody maintains its 392-cubic-inch (6.4L) Hemi V8 engine, with a best-in-class 485 horsepower mated to a ZF-sourced TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. 0-60 times for the 2020 Charger Scat Pack Widebody comes in at 4.3 seconds, with a quarter-mile ET in 12.4 seconds. In terms of cornering forcers, the Scat Pack Widebody is identical to the 2020 Charger Hellcat Widebody, pulling .98 g on the skid pad. Around FCA’s 2.1-mile road course, the 2020 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody runs 1.3 seconds faster than standard Charger Scat Pack, equal to eight car lengths after one lap.

Dodge Charger Scat Pack

For stopping power, the 2020 Charger Scat Pack Widebody utilizes a Brembo braking system featuring two-piece 15.4-inch front brake rotors with six-piston front calipers and four-piston rear calipers. Stopping distance from 60-0 is 107 feet, three feet shorter than the standard Scat Pack.

The standard wheels on the Charger Scat Pack Widebody are 20-inch by 11-inch “Devil’s Rim” split-five spoke with a low-gloss Granite finish. Optional wheels are 20-inch by 11-inch finished in Carbon Black.

Along with the extra tire meat for added grip, the 2020 Charger Scat Pack Widebody also features upgraded springs, sway bars and shocks from standard. Increased front spring rates are 27 percent stiffer, the rear sway bar is expanded from 19 mm to 22 mm, and the damper calibration is updated match suspension tuning revisions.

Dodge says that Launch Control, Launch Assist and Line Lock features come standard on all Scat Pack models.

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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