'Angry Bee' coming to showrooms, drag strips - 2019 DODGE CHALLENGERR/T SCAT PACK 1320 GET NHRA, NMCA APPROVAL

The NHRA Stock and Super Stock classes are abuzz about the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 -- also known as the “Angry Bee” -- that is now legal for competition.

Labeled “1320” for the quarter-mile footage and nicknamed for Dodge’s Super Bee logo, the 11.70-second, 115-mph-capable showroom-stock Challenger is the fastest naturally aspirated, street-legal muscle car. And it’s arriving in Fiat Chrysler Automobile dealerships across the U.S.

The Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 can be modified for NHRA competition in accordance with Stock and Super Stock class rules. It will feature a class weight break of 8.72 and carry a minimum weight of 3,400 pounds. Contestants intending to compete at an NHRA event must meet all regulations for the category entered.

“With the new 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 hitting showrooms, we know it’s just a short time before the ‘Angry Bee’ is buzzing the quarter-mile in NHRA and NMCA competition,” Steve Beahm, head of passenger car brands (Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat) for North America, said. “1320 brings the drag-racing technology we launched on the limited-production Demon and pairs it with the proven 392 HEMI engine to create a blank canvas for the serious grassroots drag racer who may have one car that needs to do double duty — both at the drag strip and on the street.”

Its 392 Hemi V8 delivers 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque.

Every owner of the new Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 will receive complimentary one-year memberships in both the NHRA and the National Muscle Car Association.

Dodge unveiled the vehicle last July at the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway, near Denver. It carried special “Angry Bee” graphics on the Top Fuel dragster Leah Pritchett drives for Don Schumacher Racing.

This new “Angry Bee” interpretation is evident on the street-to-strip muscle car’s front fenders, instrument panel, headlamps, instrument gauge cluster startup splash screen, and key fob.

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