R/T Scat Pack vs R/T

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R/T Scat Pack vs R/T

Postby 68383 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:01 pm

Spring is coming and I'm officially on the hunt for a Challenger.

I've mainly been looking at '15 / '16 Scat Packs and drove a couple today. Neither of the dealers I went to had R/Ts. When I asked the salesmen to back up their statements that "the Scat Pack is significantly better," I basically got the car lot equivalent of, "because I said so."

My real question is if the additional power and handling is that significant that it warrants the extra when it comes to the price tag.

Any opinions? Thanks.


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Re: R/T Scat Pack vs R/T

Postby moparmike » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:18 pm

68383 wrote:Spring is coming and I'm officially on the hunt for a Challenger.

I've mainly been looking at '15 / '16 Scat Packs and drove a couple today. Neither of the dealers I went to had R/Ts. When I asked the salesmen to back up their statements that "the Scat Pack is significantly better," I basically got the car lot equivalent of, "because I said so."

My real question is if the additional power and handling is that significant that it warrants the extra when it comes to the price tag.

Any opinions? Thanks.


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Correct me if I'm wrong but i thought the idea behind the scat pack was for it to be a cheap SRT8. I thought the scat pack came with the 6.4 and the R/T came with the 5.7
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Re: R/T Scat Pack vs R/T

Postby 68383 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:44 pm

It has the larger Hemi. Believe it's a 6.2 instead of 5.7. It's the SRT Hemi.

I ended up driving an R/T too. Seems much more tame / not quite as snappy as the Scat Pack.


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Re: R/T Scat Pack vs R/T

Postby Sneke_Eyez » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:30 am

That's a great place to be in, Dave! Good for you!

The Scat Pack comes with the 6.4L Hemi. The 6.2 Hemi is only used in the Hellcat.
If you buy a regular SRT non Hellcat you get the 6.4 as well.

Essentially the Scat Pack comes with everything the previous generation SRTs came with - Bilstein Sport Suspension, Brembo 4 piston brakes, more heavily bolstered seats, uniquely styled 20'' wheels, etc.
Think of it as an SRT Light.

The current SRTs come with adaptive suspension, SRT fancy leather, SRT wheels, SRT 6 piston Brembos, etc.

The R/T comes with more basic everything, calipers, seats, suspension, etc.
It isn't a bad car at all, but it's less car than a Scat Pack.
Essentially (unless you buy a package like the T/A or Daytona or something) the R/T is an SXT with the V8 and a more sporty suspension.

I would also say that Scat Packs would better hold their value than a regular old R/T - if that kind of thing is important to you.
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Re: R/T Scat Pack vs R/T

Postby Dgc333 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:28 pm

I got a new Mustang in 15. I wanted something that went well and got good gas mileage to use as an every day driver.
I wound up with an Ecoboost Mustang with the Performance Package. With a 700lb weight advantage the turbo 4 Mustang is just as fast as a 5.7 Challenger or Charger and gets 33 to 34 mpg on the hiway and 28 to 30 around town.

Love to get a Hellcat Challenger but I would need to send my Barracuda packing. After 20 years of ownership that's not happening.

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Re: R/T Scat Pack vs R/T

Postby 68383 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:09 pm

I meant 6.4, you're right.

The Scat Pack seems like the sweet spot for my wallet compared to performance.


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Re: R/T Scat Pack vs R/T

Postby Sneke_Eyez » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:06 pm

Cool. Good luck with your search!

I have lusted after an LX car for a long time now.
Someday I'm going to pick up a last generation (11-14) Charger SRT or a newer Charger Scat Pack, SRT8, or Hellcat (ha!).
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