2016 Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker Plum Crazy

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The current 2015 Dodge Challenger may be a little long in the tooth, but it’s popularity is actually on the rise due to the numerous packages and special-edition models the brand has introduced lately. The 2015 SRT Hellcat is by far the most coveted trim, but the 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker was also a big hit in 2015, with Dodge having serious issues in keeping up with demand. However, that didn’t stop Dodge from launching yet another special-edition model based on the 392 Hemi Scat Pack for the 2016 model year.

Called the Scat Pack Shaker Plum Crazy, this limited-edition muscle car comes with all the goodies included in both the Scat Pack and Shaker packages, as well as Mopar’s iconic Plum Crazy exterior paint from the 1970s.

“From the aggressive and in-your-face styling of the SRT Hellcat models, the reverberating black stripes on our Shaker models, to the nostalgic dual A-line side stripes in satin black or gloss white on the R/T Classic model – Plum Crazy further builds on Dodge brand’s muscle-car roots and adds to Challenger and Charger’s vibrant legacy,” said Mark Trostle, Head of Dodge and SRT Design.

The Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker Plum Crazy will make its official debut at the 2015 Woodward Dream Cruise on August 15th.

Exterior

Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker Plum Crazy

Obviously the highlight of this limited-edition model is the Plum Crazy exterior color. The hue was first introduced in 1970 in a palette that also included Sublime, Hemi Orange, Butterscotch and Go Mango. The Plum Crazy name was reserved for Dodge models only; for Plymouths the color was named In-Violet. Plum Crazy has returned many times on the current-generation Challenger, being offered on various models in 2010 and 2013.

Color aside, this coupe is no regular Challenger. On top of the 1971 Challenger- inspired design that came with the 2015 facelift, this model comes with both the Scat Pack and Shaker packages.

The Scat Pack adds a “392 HEMI” badge on the Shaker scoop and a unique Bumble Bee badge on the fenders as a tribute to the Super Bee models Dodge offered between 1968 and 1971. The Shaker bundle 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 a satin finish and black accents.

Both the Scat Pack and Shaker packages recall the late 1960s and early 1970s. Dodge used the Scat Pack name on the Charger R/T, Coronet R/T, Dart GTS and the SuperBee, from 1968 to 1971.

Interior

Interior updates from the standard model are limited to what the Shaker package adds to the Challenger. Enhancements include perforated leather for the seats, Shaker logo embroidery on the headrests, and a choice of two colors for the upholstery. There’s Radar Red leather with Radar Red stitching and Dark Slate leather with Sepia contrast stitching. Other features include a sports steering wheel, a different set of pedals, a Shaker dashboard plaque, and Shaker splash screen graphics for the instrument cluster’s 7-inch TFT display.

Drivetrain

Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker Plum Crazy

Motivation for the 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker is provided by the massive 6.4-liter V-8. The naturally aspirated mill churns 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque, which makes this model significantly more powerful than the standard Ford Mustang GT and Chevrolet Camaro SS . The oomph enables the Scat Pack Shaker to scream from 0 to 60 mph in around 4.5 seconds and up to a top speed of 182 mph. Expect the coupe to complete the quarter-mile in about 12.5 seconds.

Like the rest of the Challenger lineup, this model is available with either a six-speed manual gearbox or the ZF eight-speed automatic transmission introduced for the 2015 model year. The 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker muscle cars also features the Super Track Pak as standard. The bundle adds upgraded suspension, brakes and steering, as well as a three-mode electronic stability control, and Goodyear Eagle F1 performance tires.

Prices

There’s no word on pricing for the Plum Crazy exterior color, but given the 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker can be had in any of the seven available colors, including Sublime Green Pearl Coat, at no extra cost, I’m guessing the new high-impact hue is part of the standard equipment too. The coupe starts from $42,595 plus $995 for destination.

Plum Crazy will only be available on 2016 model year cars, starting September for sold orders and beginning October for regular dealer orders. Dodge will be taking orders for Plum Crazy exterior until the end of 2015.

Competition

Ford Mustang GT

Ford Mustang

The Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker falls right between the Mustang GT and the Shelby GT350, which have 435 horsepower and 526 horses, respectively, with no model to match the Mopar’s output in between. However, because the sixth-generation Mustang GT is lighter, the 435 horses and 400 pound-feet of torque are enough to get the coupe to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, as quick as the Challenger. The good news is that the Mustang GT is significantly more affordable than the Scat Pack Shaker, at $32,300 before options. For $36,300, you can actually buy the better equipped Premium trim.

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Chevrolet Camaro

The Camaro has just received a massive overhaul for the 2016 model year, gaining a new platform, a new design, and an updated V-8 engine. Now about 200 pounds lighter than its predecessor, the SS is also a lot more powerful, thanks to a 6.2-liter LT1 V-8 rated at 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. The sprint to 60 mph should take a bit less than 4.5 seconds, which would make it quicker than the Scat Pack Shaker. Pricing is still a mystery as of this writing, but the updated SS is likely to cost $37,000 before options.

Conclusion

Even though it’s dated compared to the Mustang and the Camaro, the current Challenger has plenty of heritage to brag about, and the Scat Pack Shaker is the right muscle car to remind us. Just think about it, even the name combines three of the most exciting names in Mopar history: Hemi, Scat Pack, and Shaker. Making things that much cooler is that this Challenger has a working Shaker scoop. Now it can also be had in Plum Crazy in addition to the other two high-impact colors available with the Challenger: Sublime Green and B5 Blue. Granted, this is not a new model, but it’s a darn good show stopper.

LOVE IT

  • Powerful Hemi engine
  • Scat Pack and Shaker package on the same car
  • Painted in one of Dodge’s most celebrate high-impact color

LEAVE IT

  • Not as sporty as the Mustang GT and Camaro SS
  • Significantly more expensive than its competitors
  • Available for only four months

Press Release

New 2016 Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker and Charger R/T Scat Pack Models in Plum Crazy Will Be Shown at the Dodge Display at 13 Mile and Woodward Ave in Royal Oak, Mich.

Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker Plum Crazy

Back for a limited-production run, iconic Plum Crazy exterior paint will be made available on 2016 Dodge Challenger and Charger models, including the ultimate-in-performance, 707-horsepower SRT Hellcat models and 485 best-in-class naturally aspirated R/T Scat Pack models

Originally debuting in 1970, Plum Crazy hue spans several generations of muscle-car collectors and enthusiasts and has been a signature Dodge muscle car color ever since

Plum Crazy will open in September, one month early for sold orders only on 2016 Dodge Challenger or Charger models with production beginning this November

Regular dealer orders for Plum Crazy are scheduled to open in October and will only be available for order until the end of the year

Pulled from the archives: for the first time ever, Dodge brand provides its full production numbers of limited-edition and high-impact hues since Charger and Challenger’s return to market in 2006 and 2008, respectively

Limited-edition models and limited-production paint colors add collectability, accounting for less than 11 percent of the entire global production of Dodge Charger and Challenger to date

August 11, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Beyond its rich muscle car legacy, which is highlighted today by the Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models – the most powerful muscle cars ever, Dodge continues to produce some of the most recognizable high-impact and heritage hues that have ever hit the blacktop. And for this year’s Woodward Dream Cruise, Dodge will debut the next limited-edition color from its archive: Plum Crazy.

Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker Plum Crazy

“Powerful muscle cars painted in impactful colors make Woodward Dream Cruise the perfect setting for Dodge to debut the newest generation Challenger and Charger models in Plum Crazy,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and Chief Executive Officer – Dodge Brand and SRT Brand, FCA – North America. “And with our strongest muscle-car arsenal ever, we knew it was time to reach into our Dodge paint code archive and offer our high-performance R/T Scat Pack and SRT Hellcat models in one of the most iconic exterior colors of all time.”

Plum Craziness: 46 years of Dodge brand’s iconic color

Since 1970, Plum Crazy has been one of the most desired paint colors for the Dodge Challenger and Charger. Today, the enthusiast demand for this heritage hue is stronger than ever – as the signature paint color is directly associated with high collectability and the famed “Mopar-or-no-car” legacy. Add in the widest performance range ever for the 2016 Challenger and Charger, and there hasn’t been a better time to paint the Dodge brand’s iconic muscle car arsenal in the nostalgic color.

“From the aggressive and in-your-face styling of the SRT Hellcat models, the reverberating black stripes on our Shaker models, to the nostalgic dual A-line side stripes in satin black or gloss white on the R/T Classic model – Plum Crazy further builds on Dodge brand’s muscle-car roots and adds to Challenger and Charger’s vibrant legacy,” said Mark Trostle, Head of Dodge and SRT Design, FCA US LLC.

Plum Power: up to 485 naturally aspirated, or 707 supercharged horsepower

Dodge dealers will take orders in September for the 2016 Dodge Challenger or Charger in Plum Crazy, with production beginning this November. Models available with Plum Crazy include:

Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker Plum Crazy

2016 Dodge Challenger models:

Challenger SXT Plus

3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with 305 horsepower, standard TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission and 30 mpg on the highway

Challenger R/T, R/T Plus, R/T Classic, R/T Shaker and R/T Plus Shaker

5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine with up to 375 horsepower paired to a standard six-speed manual transmission, or available with the paddle-shifting TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission

Challenger R/T Scat Pack, 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker and SRT 392

6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine with 485 best-in-class naturally aspirated horsepower paired to a standard six-speed manual transmission, or available with the paddle-shifting TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission

Challenger SRT Hellcat

6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI V-8 engine with 707 horsepower – the most powerful power plant ever in a muscle car, mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission, or available with the paddle-shifting TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission

2016 Dodge Charger models

Charger SXT (when equipped with 20-inch wheels)

3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with 292 or 300 horsepower, paired to a standard TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission

Charger R/T and R/T Road & Track

5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with 370 horsepower and paddle-shifting TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission

Charger R/T Scat Pack and SRT 392

6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine with 485 best-in-class naturally aspirated horsepower and paddle-shifting TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission

Charger SRT Hellcat

6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI V-8 engine with 707 horsepower – the most powerful power plant in a muscle car ever – and paddle-shifting TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission

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