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2015 Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker

The 2015 Challenger and 2015 Charger were the main attraction at Dodge ’s New York Auto Show booth, with both vehicles being showcased in brand-new clothes. Unlike the Charger, which received a much more extensive facelift, the updated Challenger arrived with milder body enhancements, but it somehow managed to look more attractive than the former.

I’m tempted to believe this is because the Charger borrowed too many details from the Dart , but I’m also willing to admit that I’m a sucker for the 1971 Challenger, the exact model Dodge looked upon for the 2015 facelift.

Anyway, besides the 1971-inspired fascias and a more modern interior, the revised Challenger also gained a brand-new model, the 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker. As the name suggests, the new trim blends features from both the Scat Pack and the Shaker bundles, while making use of the large 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 mill and the Super Track Pak.

In short, it’s a muscle car that will sit at the top of the non-SRT Challenger lineup next year, being aimed at the Mopar gearheads that are in the hunt for classic looks in a 21st century coupe .

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker.

Exterior

Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker
Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker
Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker

The Shaker Package adds the iconic Shaker hood and scoop, a Shaker badge underhood and Satin Black stripes that begin on the hood and go all the way to the trunk..

Thanks to its new, 1971 Challenger-inspired design features, the facelifted pony is more aggressive than the 2014 model, no matter the trim. However, with the 329 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker version, Dodge takes things even further with a number of details that will stir the heart of any Mopar enthusiast.

The range-topping model actually benefits from both the Shaker and the Scat Pack packages. The Shaker Package adds the iconic Shaker hood and scoop, a Shaker badge underhood and Satin Black stripes that begin on the hood and go all the way to the trunk. The muscle car also rides on 20-inch, polished-aluminum wheels that feature black accents and a satin finish.

392 Shaker hood

Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker

The Scat Pack, on the other hand, contributes by adding a 392 Shaker badge on the Shaker scoop and a unique Bumble Bee badge on the fenders that reminds us of the Super Bee models Dodge offered between 1968 and 1971. The 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker will become available to order in any of the colors in the Challenger palette, including the brand new, high-impact B5 Blue and Sublime Green.

Bumble Bee fender badge

Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker

2015 Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker - Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase116.0 Inches (2,946 MM)
Track, Front63.0 Inches (1,603 MM)
Track, Rear63.1 Inches (1,604 MM)
Overall Length197.7 Inches (5,023 MM)
Overall Width75.7 Inches (1,923 MM)
Overall Height57.1 Inches (1,449 MM)

Interior

Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker

the seats can be wrapped in perforated leather with Shaker logo embroidery on the headrests, with two combos up for grabs.

Interior enhancements are limited to what the Shaker package has to offer for 2015. Specifically, the seats can be wrapped in perforated leather with Shaker logo embroidery on the headrests, with two combos up for grabs: Radar Red leather with Radar Red stitching and the more appealing Dark Slate leather with Sepia contrast stitching.

Other goodies include a sports steering wheel, a different set of pedals, a Shaker dashboard plaque and K-Black accents here and there. Also, the bundle comes with Shaker splash screen graphics for the 7-inch TFT cluster display.

Drivetrain

Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker

The 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker is motivated by Dodge’s largest engine yet - the 6.4-liter V-8.

The 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker comes with Dodge’s largest engine yet - the 6.4-liter V-8. Official performance figure aren’t available right now, but the manufacturer says the "projected" output sits at 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. That’s an improvement of 15 horsepower and 5 pound-feet over the outgoing SRT model.

The power bump will enable the Scat Pack Shaker to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in the "mid 4-second" range, which should mean 4.6 seconds. Quarter- mile times are expected to be in the low 12-second area. Like the rest of the Challenger lineup, this model will also go on sale with either a six-speed manual gearbox or the new ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.

Brembo brake upgrade

Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker

Moreover, all 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker muscle cars will include the Super Track Pak as standard. The bundle adds upgraded suspension, brakes and steering, as well as a three-mode electronic stability control with full off more and Goodyear Eagle F1 performance tires.

2015 Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker - Drivetrain Specifications

Type6.4-liter HEMI V-8
Output485 HP
Torque475 LBS-FT
Transmissionsix-speed manual or the ZF 8HP70 electronic eight-speed
0 to 60 mph4 seconds
Quarter mile12 seconds

Prices

Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker

Pricing is not yet available at the time of this writing, but expect for the Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker to fetch at least $40,000.

Competition

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Chevrolet Camaro SS

The Challenger in question doesn’t have a matching competitor from Chevy, falling somewhere between the Camaro 2SS and the ZL1 . The latter comes with a naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V-8 with 426 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque and starts from $36,150, including a $2,000 cash back offer, before any options.

Having less power under the hood, the Camaro SS is also slower from 0 to 60 miles per hour, taking nearly five seconds to accelerate to the said mark. Two transmissions are available on the Camaro , the standard six-speed manual and the optional six-speed automatic. The Challenger seems more attractive with its new eight-speed auto, but we’ll have to wait and see the impact the ZF unit will have on consumption.

The current Camaro received a facelift for the 2014 model year, which means it will continue to attract customers and sell better than its Dodge rival.

Ford Mustang GT

Ford Mustang

With a little more than 420 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque (Ford has yet to reveal final figures) at its disposal, the 2015 Mustang GT is nearly on par with the Camaro and, just like the GM-built pony, falls short of the Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker by about 60 horses. However, the brand new GT is expected to perform better that the Boss 302. Fitted with the Performance Pack, the ’Stang should deliver a more enthralling experience on the track and more stability on the road.

Unlike the Challenger, the redesigned Mustang comes with an independent rear suspension, while also benefiting from a host of new convenience features and technologies. Pricing is still a mystery, but a well-equipped 2015 Mustang GT should retail for less than $40,000.

The sixth-generation pony is set to receive more powerful version next year, which will be suited to compete against the range-topping 2015 Challenger, but performance numbers and the moniker it will be offered in are still unknown. Until then, the most exotic 2015 Mustang on offer is the GT-based 50 Year Limited Edition .

Conclusion

Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker

The modern Challenger has plenty of heritage to lay on. Dodge is aware of that and made good use of its iconic Scat Pack and Shaker features by pairing them into a refreshed muscle car. Until the new SRT SRT version with the supercharged Hellcat V-8 engine shows up, the 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker remains the most appealing version of the Challenger lineup.

LOVE IT
  • Cool exterior features
  • Shaker hood
  • New eight-speed automatic
  • Slight power increase
LEAVE IT
  • Likely high pricing for its `tweener status
  • Stiff competition from Detroit

Press Release

The horsepower wars are alive and thriving, and the Dodge brand shook the foundation of the Jacob Javits Center in New York with the roaring exhaust note of its new 2015 Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker model during the auto show reveal of its newest evolution of an iconic American Muscle car.

Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker

With a best-in-class 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque (projected), the 2015 Dodge Challenger 6.4-liter Scat Pack and 392 HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker models deliver up to an estimated 113 more horsepower and 65-lb.-ft. leap in torque compared with the 5.7-liter Challenger models — representing more than a 30 percent jump in horsepower and 18 percent jump in torque. The coupe’s best-in-class power enables it to turn mid 4-second 0-60 mph times and low 12-second quarter mile times.

The new 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T lineup and high-performance 6.4-liter Scat Pack and 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker trims offer the choice of a six-speed manual or the ZF 8HP70 electronic eight-speed automatic transmission. By design, this state-of-the-art gearbox provides world-class shift quality and refinement with enhanced performance and fuel efficiency. For even quicker acceleration, the Dodge Challenger 6.4-liter Scat Pack and 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker with 485 horsepower can do the same sprint in the mid-4-second range.

Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker

For Challenger owners looking for an even more aggressive appearance, Dodge brings back the legendary Shaker package, featuring a functional engine-mounted “Shaker” hood scoop and a full array of exclusive Shaker content. The all-new Shaker hood and scoop provide cold-air induction, along with a Mopar-branded cold-air intake fitted with a conical air filter, which feeds fresh air to meet the demands of the 6.4-liter V-8, as well as the 5.7-liter HEMI, at speed.

Shaker chassis upgrades include the standard Super Track Pak, which includes such performance upgrades as suspension, brakes and steering, as well as three-mode electronic stability control, including “full off” mode and Goodyear Eagle F1 performance tires (all-season tires available). In addition to the prominent hood scoop, the Shaker special trim adds hood-to-tail Satin Black Shaker graphic stripes, Gloss Black grille surround, Satin Black rear spoiler and fuel filler door, Challenger script grille badge, “Shaker” badge underhood – just like the original – and 20-inch polished aluminum wheels with black pockets in satin finish (20-by-8-inch on R/T; 20-by-9-inch on 392 HEMI Shaker). R/T Shaker models add a unique “Shaker” badge on the Shaker scoop, while the 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker has a legendary “392 Shaker” badge on the Shaker scoop and a unique Bumble Bee badge on the fender. Two new heritage colors are available, Sublime Green and B5 Blue. They join TorRed, Billet Silver, Pitch Black and Bright White.

Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker

Inside, the Shaker package adds high-performance seats – available in Ballistic Cloth (R/T) or stitched and perforated leather seats with Shaker logo embroidery (R/T Plus, 392 Shaker) available in Dark Slate with Sepia accent stitching or Radar Red with Radar Red stitching, combined with a performance steering wheel, K-Black accents, bright pedals, a Shaker dashboard plaque and Shaker splash screen graphics in 7-inch TFT customizable cluster display.


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