The muscle car segment is filled with strong contenders, but even the mightiest muscle cars are shaking in their boots as Dodge returns the renowned “Shaker” to the Challenger lineup.
The Shaker models feature the legendary Satin Black center-mounted hood scoop that not only looks good, but also “shakes” with the powertrain’s movement and directs cooler air back into the HEMI V-8 engine for added performance benefits. When owners lift the hood, they will be treated to a “Shaker” graphic – reminiscent of the 1970s original Shaker model.
To please the legions of muscle car enthusiasts, Dodge will release three Shaker models – 2015 Challenger R/T Shaker, R/T Plus Shaker, and first-ever 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker.
Challenger R/T Shaker
In addition to the functional Shaker hood, the new Challenger R/T Shaker will feature a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine that delivers up to 375 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque. The package also includes hood-to-tail Satin Black Shaker graphic stripes, Shaker hood badges, black deck-lid spoiler with Parkview backup camera, “Shaker” startup screen, Satin Black fuel-filler door with heritage “FUEL” lettering, projector fog lamps, 20-inch polished aluminum satin finish wheels with black pockets and premium black cloth performance seats with Ballistic 2 inserts and Tungsten accent stitching.
For maximum performance on road and track, the Challenger R/T Shaker includes the Super Track Pak with race-bred chassis upgrades, including a 0.5-inch lowered suspension, high-performance Bilstein shock absorbers, high-performance brakes, electronic stability control, and three-season Goodyear Eagle F1 tires.
Challenger R/T Plus Shaker
Adding to the Challenger R/T Shaker model’s standard equipment, the new 2015 Challenger R/T Plus Shaker includes unique heated and ventilated Nappa leather performance seats, Dodge Performance leather-wrapped steering wheel with power tilt-and-telescoping column, Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen display with AM/FM/SiriusXM Radio, Bluetooth, 3-D navigation-capable and Uconnect Access, six premium speakers and 276-watt digital amplifier.
Expanding on the Super Track Pak’s capability, the Challenger R/T Plus Shaker adds a shortcut button to the new Dodge Performance Pages that provides visible performance information, such as programmable shift light indicator, reaction time, 0-60 times, G-force indicator and lap times in the 7-inch TFT customizable cluster display.
Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker
The top-of-the line model is the he 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker. With 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque, the coupe’s power enables it to deliver mid 4-second 0-60 mph times and low 12-second quarter mile times.
Adding to the standard equipment found on the Dodge Challenger R/T Plus Shaker, the 2015 Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker includes a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine with 485 horsepower and exposed functional shaker hood with engine-mounted high-flow cold-air induction, Tremec six-speed manual transmission, Scat Pack fender badge, 392 HEMI Shaker hood badge, 180 mph primary speedometer, active stainless steel performance dual exhaust system and 220-amp alternator. In addition, the Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker takes the Super Track Pak suspension to the next level with a Brembo four-piston high-performance brake package and 20-by-9-inch polished aluminum wheels.
The 2015 Dodge Challenger Shaker models will feature heritage and high-impact exterior colors which include B5 Blue, Sublime Green and TorRed. Other factory colors include Billet Silver Metallic, Bright White, Pitch Black and Granite Crystal Metallic. The 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker and R/T Plus Shaker are available for ordering now, and the 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker model will be available for customer orders in March. Pricing will start at $35,495.
Art, Living, & Design Oct 30, 2019