Charger R/T Dominates M3, Scat Pack Shows Off for the Crowd

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YouTuber’s 5.7-liter Hemi has been modified with a Greene Racing camshaft, giving this poor M3 no chance at victory.

The video above comes to us from the R/T Life YouTube channel and it features a few different Dodge Charger sedans exercising their Mopar muscles. This includes an R/T with a 5.7-liter Hemi taking on a BMW M3 and a Scat Pack with a gadget that is being enjoyed by a handful of different drivers, along with all of the onlookers on the side of the road.

Hitting the Road

The video begins with the host explaining that he lost his day job while waiting for some friends to roll up, talking in front of his B5 Blue Charger R/T. A short time later, two other Chargers roll up with a BMW M3 in tow and they all hit the road.

Dodge Charger R/T Rear

While cruising down the highway, the M3 takes a few shots at the Charger. For those wondering, this 5.7-liter Hemi has been modified with a Greene Racing camshaft, Hooker headers, a few other small items and a Greene Racing tune, so it likely makes far more than the stock power. On the first hit, the Dodge appears to get the stronger start, jumping out to a lead that the BMW cannot overcome. On the second hit, the Charger jumps out to a lead of about a half-car, but the M3 begins to close at high speed until both cars lift.

Charger Beats M3

Certainly not beatings, but for a Charger R/T to beat and get out ahead of the legendary BMW M3 shows the performance capabilities of the 5.7-liter Hemi when it has been worked and tuned.

Test Drives in the Scat Pack

After the highway cruise, the cars stop in some secluded area for some pictures and a chance to let a Charger Scat Pack stretch its legs away from public traffic.

Charger Scat Pack Acceleration

A Camaro V6 owner and a Charger Daytona each take turns rocketing up a short stretch of deserted road near what appears to be an old factory driveway. The purpose of these runs is to give the Daytona owner a feel for the Pedal Commander in another 392 Hemi-powered car, which sharpens the electronic throttle, while simply showing the Camaro owner what he is missing out on in not driving a modern Mopar muscle car.

Charger Scat Pack In-Car

For the rest of us, the second portion of the video is really just a chance to hear and see a Scat Pack Charger roar up and down a desolate stretch of pavement, so crank up your speakers and enjoy.

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A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500,” says Rall. “He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car: a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16. Meanwhile, I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

“Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group,” adds Rall. “While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

“Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never ‘work’ a day in your life. I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

“My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

“Being based on Detroit, I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.”

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