Chrysler brings back Shaker, Scat Pack for Challenger, Charger, DartTue, 05 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800
Dodge and Mopar are bringing the Shaker hood back from the dead at the 2013 SEMA Show. The blurry-lettered scoop and high-flow air filter will make their next appearance on the 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker in Las Vegas. The company will also show off its new Scat Pack upgrades and its annual Mopar vehicles.
Like the original, the shaker scoop is affixed to the engine, which will make it shake when revved, hence the name. A “Shaker” badge will also be under the hood. The show car will also get the Super Track Pack, which includes a high-performance steering gear, brake linings, three-season tires and three-mode electronic stability control. All-season radials are also offered.
As for the exterior, Dodge uses its standard orange paint with satin black trim on the hood, roof and trunk. A body-colored grille surround adds accent. The wheels are also finished in satin black.
Inside, the Challenger R/T Shaker gets a new flat-bottomed steering wheel, black instrument panel and center-console bezel. A Shaker numbered dash plaque matches the door bolsters. Upgraded seats hold you in place while Shaker logos adorn the headrests. A pistol-grip shifter is mated to a six-speed Tremec manual transmission.
The Shaker R/T Challenger will arrive at dealerships in early 2014 for $36,995, not including destination.
That Shaker Challenger, according to Dodge, is set up perfectly to accept one or all of its new Scat Package Stage kits, which will be available this spring. Three stages are offered for the Challenger, Charger and Dart, celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Scat Pack Club, the cars with the bumblebee decals.
The stage-one Scat Pack for the Challenger comes with a Mopar cold-air intake, cat-back exhaust and a performance-calibrated engine controller. Stage two adds a hot cam and more performance calibration, and stage three features CNC-ported heads, high-flow headers and additional engine-tuning calibrations.
The Charger Scat Pack includes the same upgrades as the Challenger when equipped with the 5.7-liter Hemi V8. The Scat Pack version also comes with 20-inch wheels, a new side valance, front splitter and rear spoiler.
Inside, the Charger comes with Katzkin leather seats and doors with red accent stitching. Other touches include red seat-belt webbing, red carpet and a red embroidered Dodge Charger logo in the front seats.
The 2014 Dart starts with the 2.4-liter 184-hp engine, which gets bumped up slightly with the Scat Pack stage one cold-air intake. Upgraded brake pads and a new short-throw shifter are also included. Stage two recalibrates the engine management software and adds a cat-back exhaust. Stage three adds a big brake kit, adjustable springs and struts, and front and rear sway bars. Pricing and actual horsepower numbers haven't been revealed by Dodge.
Chrysler will round out the rest of its show stand with a selection of customized vehicles from all its brands, starting with the Ram Dually Case Work Truck.
The Dually starts as a Ram 3500, gets a Bulldozer-orange coat of paint, utility rails, surf-rack hoops and a split pullout bedliner. The Ram also gets the Power Wagon hood, Case graphics and a Bulldozer-orange interior.
The Ram Pro Master was built to show the Ram's potential as a race-weekend support vehicle. The ProMaster has a high roof, Mopar hitch, unique wheels and heavy-duty splash guards. Inside are toolboxes, bins, spare tires and other race equipment. Mopar-blue accents round out the inside, while extra lights make it easy to find stuff.
The Fiat 500L Thalassa is a variation on last year's Fiat Beach Cruiser. The wheels get chrome rings and are painted to match the Vibrance-orange body color. Mopar roof rails sit on top, while smoked headlights add to the look.
The interior has a towel-drying rack and a waterproof cargo organizer for wet clothes. Wetsuit material is integrated into the cabin, along with leather bolsters and alcantara trim.
Jeep will finish off the SEMA display with its Wrangler Copper Crawler. It gets Mopar bumpers, rock rails and 17-inch wheels with forged beadlocks. The copper color is contrasted by a black grille, black hood decal and black hardtop. It also has a trailer hitch and winch for getting out of sticky situations. The Copper Crawler is lifted 2 inches, has a Mopar 4:1 Rock-Trac transfer case and a Mopar cold-air intake.
Check out the rest of Chrysler's SEMA vehicles here.
About the SEMA Show
SEMA — short for Specialty Equipment Marketing Association — is the biggest aftermarket auto event in the world, held in Las Vegas each fall. The show fills multiple convention halls and shows off everything from high-performance OEM specials to custom wheels and graphics from local shops. Get the full rundown on what automakers and suppliers are up to at the industry's biggest trade show at our SEMA Show home page.
By Jake Lingeman