Say what you want about Dodge, the carmaker sure knows how to read the market and give purists what they want. Returning by popular demand and to also celebrate 45 years of Dodge’s "cold-air grabbing" hood scoop that "shakes" along with the engine’s revs, three 2015 Challenger V-8 models will be available with the legendary "Shaker" hood.

"After selling out last year’s Shaker model production in just four days, our hardcore Challenger customers demanded we bring back the Shaker – plus offer more power and more performance," said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge and SRT Brands. "We listened, and for 2015, the new Dodge Challenger lineup offers the legendary Shaker hood expanded to include our 485 horsepower Hemi V-8 delivering up to 113 more horsepower than last year, plus even more track-proven hardware and technology – a combination our enthusiasts have been waiting for."

The 2015 Challenger R/T Shaker and R/T Plus Shaker are already available for ordering as of right now, while the 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker will be available in March. The least-expensive model is the regular Challenger R/T Shaker. It it starts at $35,495 MSRP, while the better-equipped Challenter R/T Plus Shaker starts at $38,495 MSRP. The more powerful Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker will have a MSRP starting at $42,495 excluding the $1,000 gas-guzzler tax.

Click past the jump to read more about Dodge’s 2015 Shaker lineup.

Why it matters

Dodge wants to keep the "Shaker" hood as exclusive as possible, so you shouldn’t wonder if the 2015 models get sold out days after they hit the showrooms. First appearing on the 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, the legendary hood scoop has since become one of the most coveted options by die-hard Mopar fans and muscle-car fans in general.

Apart from looking cool as hell when the engine is revved, the scoop is aslo functional, as it feeds a Moper cold-air intake that incorporates a conical air filter and an air box optimized for improved engine airflow. Dodge doesn’t specify, but it is possible that close to sea-level, "Shaker" hoods might even elicit a bit of extra performance from the engines. But even if not...who cares?

Prices

Model Price
2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker $35,495
2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Plus Shaker $38,495
2015 Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker $42,495

Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker

2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker High Resolution Exterior
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Powered by a naturally aspirated, 5.7-liter, V-8 with 375 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque, the Challenger R/T Shaker and R/T Plus Shaker make for some pretty good entry-level models in the world of shaking hood scoops at Dodge. Both models come with a six-speed manual transmission, but an eight-speed Torqueflite gearbox with paddle shifters is also available. Unfortunately, those going for the automatic will only get 372 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, along with Fuel Saver Technology with four-cylinder mode and interactive Decel Fuel Shut Off (iDFSO). The Super Track Pak is standard as well, and includes 0.5-inch lowered suspension, high-performance shock absorbers and brakes, a three-mode electronic stability control system and Goodyear Eagle F1 tires.

2015 Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker

2015 Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker High Resolution Exterior
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Also knowns as the "King of Shakers," the 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker kicks out 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque from its naturally aspirated, 6.4-liter V-8, an improvement over the 5.7-liter Challenger R/T. Coming with a standard Tremec six-speed manual transmission, but also available the an eight-speed automatic, the 392 Hemi can hit 60 mph in around 4.5 seconds, and the quarter in a little over 12 seconds.

Press Release

Designed to deliver maximum performance and the most Dodge muscle-car heritage in the brand’s lineup, the new 2015 Challenger R/T Shaker, R/T Plus Shaker and first-ever 392 HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker models celebrate 45 years of the functional “cold-air grabbing” hood scoop that “shakes” with the legendary HEMI V-8 engine’s movement.

“After selling out last year’s Shaker model production in just four days, our hardcore Challenger customers demanded we bring back the Shaker – plus offer more power and more performance,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge and SRT Brands. “We listened, and for 2015, the new Dodge Challenger lineup offers the legendary Shaker hood expanded to include our 485 horsepower HEMI V-8 delivering up to 113 more horsepower than last year, plus even more track-proven hardware and technology – a combination our enthusiasts have been waiting for.”

New 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker and R/T Plus Shaker are available for ordering now, with the high-performance 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker model available for customer orders in March.

45 years of the Shaker hood
As the model name suggests, the legendary “cold-air grabbing” Shaker not only looks good with its Satin Black center-mounted hood scoop, snorkeling up from the engine compartment, it also directs cooler air back into the 5.7-liter, or now 6.4-liter (392 cu.in.), HEMI® V-8 engine. And, like the original 1970 Challenger R/T with the Shaker hood, the new 2015 Challenger models continue the Dodge tradition of an engine-mounted hood scoop that “shakes” with the powertrain’s movement.

Designed for muscle-car buffs who can’t help but tinker with their toys, the Challenger R/T Shaker, R/T Plus Shaker and 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker models feature a functional Shaker hood with Mopar cold-air intake, conical air filter and optimized air box for improved airflow and performance. Lift the hood and enthusiasts will also be treated to an under-hood “Shaker” graphic – reminiscent of the 1970s original.

Challenger R/T Shaker
For drivers who like to share their performance credentials, the new Challenger R/T Shaker adds a functional Shaker hood with cold-air induction and Mopar conical air filter to the Challenger R/T model’s 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine delivering up to 375 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque. In addition the package adds hood-to-tail Satin Black Shaker graphic stripes, Shaker hood badges, black deck-lid spoiler with Parkview backup camera, “Shaker” startup screen, Satin Black fuel-filler door with heritage “FUEL” lettering, projector fog lamps, 20-inch polished aluminum satin finish wheels with black pockets and premium black cloth performance seats with Ballistic 2 inserts and Tungsten accent stitching.

The new TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission is available (372 horsepower, 400 lb.-ft. of torque) and includes Sport mode with paddle shifters, plus Fuel Saver Technology with four-cylinder mode and interactive Decel Fuel Shut Off (iDFSO).

Super Track Pak
For maximum performance on road and track, Challenger R/T Shaker includes the Super Track Pak with a full complement of race-bred chassis upgrades, including a 0.5-inch lowered suspension, high-performance Bilstein shock absorbers, high-performance brakes, three-mode electronic stability control (ESC) calibration with “full off” and three-season Goodyear Eagle F1 tires (Goodyear Eagle RSA all-season performance tires available). For a more road-holding stance, the Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker is available with 20-by-9-inch matte black lightweight forged aluminum wheels (late availability).

The new 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker model has a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $35,495 (all prices exclude $995 destination).

Challenger R/T Plus Shaker
Adding to the Challenger R/T Shaker model’s standard equipment, the new 2015 Challenger R/T Plus Shaker includes unique heated and ventilated Nappa leather performance seats with “Shaker” logo stitched in Black and Ruby Red, or Black and Sepia; unique door bolsters with graduated accent stitching, premium floor mats with “Dodge” logo, Dodge Performance leather-wrapped steering wheel with power tilt-and-telescoping column, Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen display with AM/FM/SiriusXM Radio, Bluetooth, 3-D navigation-capable and Uconnect Access with 9-1-1 call/Assist Call , six premium speakers and 276-watt digital amplifier. For a more road-holding stance, the Dodge Challenger R/T Plus Shaker is available with 20-by-9-inch matte black lightweight forged aluminum wheels.

Expanding on the Super Track Pak’s capability, the Challenger R/T Plus Shaker adds a shortcut button to the new Dodge Performance Pages embedded in the class-exclusive Uconnect 8.4-inch touch screen radio that provides visible performance information, such as programmable shift light indicator, reaction time, 0-60 times, G-force indicator and lap times in the 7-inch TFT customizable cluster display.

The new 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Plus Shaker model has a starting U.S. MSRP of $38,495.

Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker
As the “King of all Shakers,” the 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker ups-the-ante with its best-in-class 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque, delivering up to 113 more horsepower and a 65-lb.-ft. leap in torque compared with the 5.7-liter Challenger R/T Shaker 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.

Adding to the standard equipment found on the Dodge Challenger R/T Plus Shaker, the first-ever 2015 Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker includes a 6.4-liter (392 cu.in.) HEMI V-8 engine with 485 horsepower and exposed functional shaker hood with engine-mounted high-flow cold-air induction, Tremec six-speed manual transmission (new TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission with paddle shifters is available), Scat Pack fender badge, 392 HEMI Shaker hood badge, 180 mph primary speedometer, active stainless steel performance dual exhaust system and 220-amp alternator. In addition, the Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker takes the Super Track Pak suspension to the next level with a Brembo four-piston high-performance brake package and 20-by-9-inch polished aluminum wheels.

Scat Pack Appearance Group
With the available Scat Pack Appearance Group, the 2015 Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker model replaces the hood-to-tail Satin Black Shaker graphic stripes for the signature Satin Black Bumble Bee rear stripe – a Dodge heritage cue that dates back to 1968. Additional equipment includes Scat Pack-logo embroidered performance seats in Black or Ruby Red Nappa leather, animated “Scat Pack” Bumble Bee splash screen and 20-by-9-inch lightweight forged matte black aluminum wheels. MSRP for the Scat Pack Appearance Group is $1,100.

The new 2015 Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker model has a starting U.S. MSRP of $42,495 (excluding $1,000 gas-guzzler tax with manual transmission).

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