2021 Dodge Charger 392 Scat Pack Widebody: First Test: Get Lit Baby

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Dodge Charger SRT models can channel your inner child like no other car.

The 2021 Dodge Charger 392 Scatpack Widebody can be thought of as a frat party. It’s National Lampoon’s Animal House with ultra-fat tires. Sidebar: Can you visualize what Deathmobile Day could look like? The dodge charger 392 is loud, obnoxious and uncouth. It’s also politically incorrect, antisocial and remarkable. The car rolls off the assembly line after a double-secret probation. Every revolution of the 6.4-liter naturally aspirated noisemaker is a Bluto devil whispering bad thoughts in the driver’s ears.

We missed testing the dodge car 392 Scat Pack Widebody version when it was released for sale in 2020. The pandemic is to be blamed. The 21V Widebody Package costs $5,995 more than a Dodge car 392. It includes fender flares and competition suspension with adaptive damping. Brembo six-piston brakes and performance-shift indicator. 305/35 20 inch performance tires on 11-x20-inch forged aluminum “Devil’s Rim” wheels. This gear is also available on the more naughty Charger Hellcat or pure-evil Charger Hellcat Redeye.

We drove this 2021 dodge car 392 Scat Pack Widebody right into our parking lot. Its sidewalls were rubbing against the trailer’s outer edges on both sides, and we then hooked it up to a U-Haul trailer. To record some numbers, we pointed the diabolical rig towards Ubly Dragway in Michigan.

Drag Strip Setup

There are many cars we test that can do acceleration runs that differ by just a few tenths of a second, but the 2021 dodge car 392 scat pack widebody is one that rewards you for taking the time to explore all the dragstrip options. The line-lock feature allows you to apply the brakes and hold the fronts, while you heat up the rears for a run. The fully-programmable launch-control system allows you to set the rpm at which the car will launch during a brake-torque or pedal overlap start. There are a range of revs available, ranging from 1,200 to 3,300.

We were not allowed to launch at the official dragstrip. The “Christmas tree” area is pretreated with a resin-based compound called PJ1 TrackBite, formerly VHT. This gives drag-racing slick tires their wheelie-inducing bite. The tires were not able to be heated with a burnout on the normal asphalt pavement in front of the launch box. Dry asphalt is more conducive to launch control revs. Our best run was at 1,300 rpm with maybe two-thirds throttle. We then rolled on to full throttle as the tires were hooked up. It is hard to imagine a surface where a launch at 3,300 rpm would be rewarded with anything other than a dense cloud of Pirelli Zero smoke.

What is the Charger Scat Pack Widebody’s Speed?

We tripped the (satellite-calculated) quarter-mile “lights” in 12.7 seconds at 110.7 mph, passing through 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and 100 mph in 10.1 seconds along the way.

These figures are based on software that subtracts a 1-foot rolling radius and applies a weather correction (in the case of this mild one, primarily correcting 78 percent humidity). The 73-degree temperature, 29.53-in.Hg barometric pressure, and 73-degree temperatures were very close to the standards we correct. Although it is not clear whether Dodge Performance Pages Drag Racing app calculates a rollout, or any weather correction (the car does have an exterior thermometer), the app did record 4.3 seconds to 60 MPH, 10.2 seconds to 100 MPH, and 12.8 seconds to run a quarter-mile at 107 MPH. This level of accuracy suggests that the car is reading only the front wheel-speed sensors and not the spinning rears.

What Does the Scat Pack Do Widebody?

Marginally, the narrow-body and performed about as well as the Charger Hellcat Redeye with the same wide tires. The Redeye was able to stop at 60 mph with a stop of 107 feet on Ubly’s asphalt. Ditto maximum-lateral acceleration measured 0.94g. Unfortunately, we don’t have a Michigan venue. However, we can see that the 2021 dodge car 392 Scat Pack Widebody won’t be far behind its Hellcat brother. Its 312-hp and 232-lb.-ft engine output deficit would likely slow down corner exits just a little more than its 116-pound weight advantage.

How does it compare to the competition?

C’mon. There is no rival. Pontiac’s G8 was close. However, the last one of these was built in June 2009. These sedans are smaller and more expensive than the sedans with more power. Sedans this large and powerful are much more costly.

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