SEMA 2013: Dodge Launches Scat Pack Parts For 2014 Challenger, 2014 Dart

Remember Dodge's Scat Pack, the line of youthful, sporty cars it offered in the late 1960s and early 1970s? Dodge hopes you do, since it's reviving the moniker for a series of performance-enhancing packages for the 2014 Dodge Challenger, the 2014 Dodge Charger, and the 2014 Dodge Dart GT. The automaker announced these new packages by showing a trio of concept cars at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas.

"The Scat Pack performance philosophy has always been the core of Dodge's DNA," says Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand president and CEO, in a prepared statement. "Bringing back factory stage kits allows enthusiasts to extract the maximum performance from their vehicles without the fear and guesswork typical associated with modifying late-model vehicles."

2014 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack We're not surprised to see the 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T listed as one of the three Scat-Packable cars, but we're a little surprised to learn that Chrysler's not quite ready to talk performance figures. Representatives say those figures are unavailable, as the packages are undergoing final testing and certification procedures as we speak.

Regardless, the entry-level Scat Pack for the 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T adds a cat-back exhaust system, a cold air intake, and a recalibrated engine computer for the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8. The next step up, called the Scat Package 2, includes a more aggressive engine tune and new camshafts. Chrysler says this package offers twice the horsepower increase of the first Scat Package -- whatever that may be.

The Scat Package 3 is allegedly targeted at enthusiast "looking for extreme performance and ultimate bragging rights." As such, the package adds CNC-ported cylinder heads, unique camshafts, hi-flow headers, and bespoke engine calibration. Chrysler says this package increases power by three times as much as the Scat Package 1 -- but as we don't even have a baseline figure for that package, it's hard to say what that means.

Chrysler says the Dodge Challenger kits also offer additional upgrades, including a quick-dump side exhaust, front and rear strut bars, and an adjustable coil-over suspension kit. The show car pictured here also wears a black concept hood and side valence, which may or may not reach the accessory catalog.

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2014 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Seeing as the 2014 Dodge Charger R/T shares most of its its LX-platform hardware with the 2014 Challenger, we're not surprised to learn that the three Scat Packages offered for the 2014 Charger R/T mimic those offered on the Challenger, down to the undisclosed horsepower increases.

The 2014 Charger Scat Pack show car shown here uses parts available independently of the the Scat Packages, including 20-inch lightweight wheels, a new front splitter, revised side valence panels, and a new deckled spoiler.

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2014 Dodge Dart GT Scat Pack Dodge's sportiest compact sedan also receives three grades of Scat Pack treatment. The base Scat Package 1 bolts on a cold-air intake to the 2014 Dart GT's 2.4-liter four-cylinder, and also adds performance brake pads and a short-throw shifter on cars equipped with a six-speed manual transaxle. Scat Package 2 lumps in both a cat-back exhaust kit and a recalibrated engine controller. The Scat Package 3 goes a step further, adding a retuned suspension, adjustable dampers, front and rear sway bars, and a "big brake kit" that includes 13-inch rotors and four-piston front calipers. As is the case with both the Challenger and Charger Scat Pack models, Chrysler has no immediate suggestions as to how these kits will boost output past the stock 184 hp.

It's also unknown exactly what cosmetic components shown on this 2014 Dart GT Scat Pack show car will wind up as part of the Dart GT Scat Pack. Chrysler says the car's body kit, including the side sills, chin splitter, and rear diffuser, is shared with last year's Mopar '13 Dart, but the three-piece ducktail spoiler and vented aluminum hood are all-new parts. The large 19-inch gloss black wheels are also new, but Chrysler describes these as merely conceptual parts. The show car also boasts two-tone Katzkin leather seat trim, along with black chrome accents.

As exciting as it may be to watch Dodge and Mopar roll out some neat-looking,, nostalgia-flavored performance packages, we'll be more excited once we see some firm performance and pricing figures. Chrysler representatives say we should have those numbers soon, as Chrysler hopes to make these Scat Pack kits available in the spring of 2014.

Tom Laq
I don't get it! Is the Scat Pack an available option on the 2014 Charger and Challenger or not. Can I order a new Charger with it? Will this be a dealer add-on? What's the story Chrysler? Do we have to keep on waiting in the dark or should we just go buy a new Chevy SS performance Sedan?

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