Dodge has put some muscle into its lineup with the return of “Shaker” muscle car models.
The new 2015 Challenger R/T Shaker, R/T Plus Shaker and first-ever 392 HemiScat Pack Shaker models celebrate 45 years of the functional “coldair grabbing” hood scoop that “shakes” with the legendary HemiV8 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, Dodge and SRT Brands president and CEO.
“We listened, and for 2015, the new Dodge Challenger lineup offers the legendary Shaker hood expanded to include our 485 horsepower Hemi V8 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, Kuniskis said, with the high-performance 392 HemiScat Pack Shaker model available for customer orders in March.
As the model name suggests, the “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 V8 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, Kuniskis said.
He said Shaker models are designed for muscle car buffs “who can’t help but tinker with their toys.” The 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,” Kuniskis said.
As the “King of all Shakers,” the 392 HemiScat 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 quartermile times.
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