Dodge Adds Challenger Widebody Option For More Models in 2021
Dodge has plenty of fun new things in store for its 2021 Dodge Challenger model. Not only does Dodge offer a new Mopar Drag Pak for the model, it’s also letting the Widebody option that’s usually reserved for the higher-performance trims trickle down to the more entry-level trims. For the 2021 model year, Dodge is now offering the Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody with a Shaker Package, and the R/T Scat Pack with the T/A 392 Package as well. Expect these vehicles to arrive in dealerships next year (2021). Previously, Dodge limited the Widebody treatment to the R/T Scat Pack (without the new Shaker option, as well as the Challenger SRT Hellcat and SRT Hellcat Redeye trims.
As the moniker suggests, the R/T Scat Pack Shaker Widebody edition combines Dodge’s signature hood shaker. The shaker’s function is to funnel cool air back into the engine, bettering overall performance. The hood earned its name because it visibly “shakes” as the engine revs. Under the hood of the 2021 Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker Widebody buyers will find a naturally-aspirated HEMI V8 engine with 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque, paired to either a manual or eight-speed automatic transmission — buyer’s choice! As a special treat, Dodge added a “Shaker” decal that’s a nod to a similar piece on the 1970 Challenger.
The Challenger Widebody is generally 3.5-inches wider than the regular R/T Scat Pack trim, and it also features tacky Pirelli tires wrapped around hefty 20-inch wheels. As for the 2021 Dodge Challenger T/A 392 Widebody — this specific trim celebrates the limited-edition 1970 Challenger built for the SCCA Trans Am racing series. The T/A trim offers a black-wrapped roof, a black spoiler, “T/A” graphics, and a black hood. The look is finished off with “Air Catcher” headlamps, LED-illuminated T/A logos and badging, and a 392 fender decal. The Challenger T/A is powered by the same engine as the Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker Widebody, but it features a NACA-ducted hood to optimize air flow as opposed to a shaker.
On the inside, the T/A has an old-school gauge cluster, along with a choice between black seats with Houndstooth inserts or black heated (and ventilated) leather seats with T/A accent stitching. The Challenger Shaker Widebody is the less expensive of these two, starting at $49,185, while the Challenger T/A 392 Widebody starts at $50,585 (including the destination fee). Both of these Dodge lineup additions will be available to order later this year (2020) prior to arriving in dealerships in the spring of 2021.
Don’t think for a minute that you have to wait until 2021 to experience some of that bonafide Dodge performance power. Check out the existing Dodge Challenger inventory here at University Dodge, including the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody. Those who are in need of a bigger vehicle, but are unwilling to compromise power and performance can always count on the Dodge Charger to get the job done instead. Schedule your test drive today and follow University Dodge on social media for the latest Dodge news and offers.
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