2015 Dodge Charger RT Scat Pack Reviews
A great thing when it's it is known by Dodge. And we had contend that its 485-hp 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 is a really great thing. That great thing more broadly accessible by placing it into another version--the Charger R/T, this time--and lowering the amount of entry is being made by Dodge.
"We are now setting the 6.4 at a price point folks can manage," said Dodge exec Bob Broderdorf. Not everybody can get an SRT. But we should ensure that that operation part is there. And I believe Scat Pack does that."
We'd concur. A few of the amenities of the SRT 392, like leather upholstery, heated front and back seats, a power- HID headlamps, and adjustable steering column, go to the choices list. Styling is almost indistinguishable, yet, save for the black back spoiler and Scat Pack grille badge of the Scat Pack.
On top of that, the Dodge Operation Pages--and launch control--are present and accounted for. Expecting for lower weight with the (somewhat) lower-rent decor? But Dodge asserts the 4400-pound Scat Pack is not just 10 pounds heavier compared to SRT 392.
Still, such as the SRT 392, the Scat Pack feels fast. It stays oh-so-simple to light up the elective three-season Goodyears as they're with just 245 mm of width, although back end hooks up fairly fast with a judicious use of the gas pedal. Throttle response sharpens and also the transmission shifts quicken using some the "Sport" button to the low dashboard, and manual shifts are summoned having a yank on the zinc paddles. Every one of the while, the Scat Pack shrieks using the exact same banshee wail we have arrived at adore from anything.
Dodge asserts that 60 miles per hour is attainable in the mid-to-high four-second range, using the quarter mile mark passing in the mid-12s. We believe that is somewhat coy. Oh yeah, and Dodge asserts the Charger Scat Pack can top out at 175 miles per hour.
While our first drive was just about 40 miles, much of it took place along California's amusing Ortega Highway (Highway 74). From that small exposure, we learned the car remains fairly flat around curves and holds on in corners until lead takes over in the limit (attribute the significant Hemi to get a 54/46-percentage weight distribution, per Chrysler's scales). The ride is firm, but we found none of the brittleness of the Challenger Scat Pack versions we have tried before. Certainly, the longer wheelbase of the sedan has its advantages.
As in the SRT 392, steering feel is among the Scat Pack's greatest traits, while the formidable torque allows you to break the rear wheels free for a few lead-with-the-rear shenanigans, even though the long wheelbase helps to ensure that the back end does not come around too quickly, making it eminently catchable in corners. Braking, also, is remarkable, with excellent pedal feel and reaction that is strong --Dodge asserts that braking to a stop from 60 mph occurs to get a car of the size in less than 120 feet, really remarkable.
Ensure that it stays easy, yet, as well as the Charger Scat Pack is a screaming performance deal that's plenty amusing itself.
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