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2021 Dodge Challenger T/A Widebody

The original Dodge Challenger T/A was a unique muscle car in that it was a homologation special for the (SCCA) Trans Am racing series in 1970, and only 2,399 were ever built. As a result, a 1970 Challenger T/A is highly sought after, with well-kept models going for over $100,000 at auctions. Today, Dodge offers a T/A Package for its Challenger R/T 392 models, but not in a widebody configuration. That changes today, with the announcement of the 2021 Dodge Challenger T/A 392 Widebody, along with the Challenger Shaker Widebody. Highlights include:

  • Painted Satin Black hood, Satin Black wrap roof and deck lid
  • Roof and deck-lid graphic paired to the T/A body-side stripes
  • Black spoiler with T/A spoiler decal
  • “392” fender decal
  • “Air Catcher” headlamps with LED-illuminated T/A logos
  • NACA ducted hood designed to feed a modified SRT Hellcat air box with Mopar conical filter, optimizing cold air intake through these two signature fresh-air inlets
  • Available factory-installed hood pins
  • 1971-inspired “tic-toc-tach” gauge cluster features Bright White concave faces and Gloss Black details
  • Black upholstered performance seats with signature Houndstooth cloth inserts give the driver and front passenger greater lateral support
  • Unique heated and ventilated Nappa leather performance seats in Black with Tungsten accent stitching and embroidered “T/A” logo (available with Plus Group)

The 2021 Dodge Challenger T/A 392 Widebody has a starting U.S. MSRP of $49,090, plus destination. That puts it just ahead of the standard R/T Scat Pack Widebody, and beneath the 50th Anniversary Edition Scat Pack Widebody in the lineup. Dealer orders for Challenger T/A 392 Widebody will open later this year with vehicles scheduled to arrive in Dodge//SRT dealerships in the spring.

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Every Challenger R/T Widebody comes standard with a Hemi 392 V8 that pushes out 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. Also standard is a Tremec six-speed manual transmission, with a ZF-sourced TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission as a popular option, which comes with steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters.

The Widebody on each Challenger R/T Scat Pack adds 3.5 inches of overall width, which attempt to hide massive Pirelli tires measuring 305/35ZR20 in all four corners, surrounding 20-by-11-inch wheels. Each one also features an SRT-tuned chassis and SRT-tuned high-performance adaptive damping suspension. SRT Performance Pages with drive modes and a tire smoking Line Lock mode are also present and accounted for.

Around the road course, Dodge says that the Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody gaps the standard model by 2 seconds per lap, which is equal to 12 car lengths. In a quarter-mile comparison, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody gains .2 seconds, running a 12.1-second ET at 112 mph.

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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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