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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Since the age of 3, Pouria has been fascinated with everything related to cars. His artistic background has steered him towards an education in industrial and automotive design.

An alumnus of the famous Art Center College of Design, his background in the realm of automotive styling and design, including experience working as a designer for KIA Motors, as well as in cooperation with auto manufacturers such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has given Pouria a unique perspective in his career as an auto journalist.

Pouria has loved drawing and designing cars since childhood. He certainly enjoys talking and writing about them. And most importantly, he loves driving them.

Though he is a specialist in the field of automotive User Experience, (UX) Pouria’s passion for automobiles expands into the world of motorsport as well. He loves discussing just about anything on 4 wheels. His published work spans across numerous Internet Brands Automotive Group sites as a writer and editor, as well as on The Sunday Club YouTube channel.

Pouria can be reached at [email protected]

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