Scat Pack Challenger: Modern V8 Brutality with Golden Age Vibes

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With raw, all-motor power and true pony car looks, it’s a real throwback to the early days of American muscle and the last of its breed.

The Dodge Challenger Scat Pack has a special place in the American sports car industry. We live in a world where Ford and GM have seemingly aimed to redefine the muscle car segment, while the Fiat-Chrysler has chosen to stay true to the roots of American muscle. The Challenger’s entire design represents all the things we love about the Golden Age of muscle cars.

And for me, a huge part of that is the loud roar of the Scat Pack. While shooting this video, that monstrous exhaust note did a nice job of continuously overwhelming my camera’s microphone, which makes my voice a little hard to hear. But the gist of my argument is quite clear throughout the video.

Scat Pack - Frontal Shot

I spent a weekend with this majestic beast, driving it through city streets as well as some of Southern California’s best canyon roads. From the moment I picked up the keys to the SRT-powered machine, I already felt thoroughly engaged in the experience.

‘If the Dodge Challenger Scat Pack’s brutal presence, fierce sound and engaging driving experience don’t make it the purest muscle car on the market today, I don’t know what will.’

The Challenger Scat Pack provokes your senses in the best way possible. It provides the driver with all the sensations you’d want from a muscle car, and then some.

As an automotive designer, I naturally approached the Challenger with an analytic eye towards the overall user experience of FCA’s magical product. It’s one thing to examine the car from an outside perspective but being immersed in the aura of the powerful pony car gave me an entirely new outlook on the whole package.

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From an early age, Pouria Savadkouei has been fascinated with everything related to cars. His artistic talent eventually steered him toward an education in industrial and automotive design.

An alumnus of Southern California’s famous Art Center College of Design, his background in automotive styling and design, including experience working with KIA Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has given Savadkouhi a unique perspective as an auto journalist.

Savadkouhi is also a fan of motorsport and loves discussing just about anything on two or four wheels. His published work spans across numerous Internet Brands Automotive Group websites as a writer and editor, including Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Rennlist, and Team Speed. Savadkouhi can also be seen on The Sunday Club YouTube channel.

Pouria can be reached at [email protected]

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