Dodge brings back the Shaker to the Challenger line-up
Published On Feb 16, 2015 04:28 PM By Abhijeet
Celebrating the 45 years of its functional ‘cold-air grabbing’ bonnet scoop that used to shake with the rumble of the massive Hemi V8 sitting underneath, Dodge has released the ‘Shaker’ to the Challenger series of its muscle cars. Designed to maximise performance of the 5.7 litre Hemi V8, the models getting this bonnet scoop are the 2015 Challenger R/T Shaker, R/T Plus Shaker and the 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker.
The scoop directs cooler air for induction thus generating 375bhp of power and a massive 556Nm of peak torque. The 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker however has a 6.4 litre engine delivering 485bhp of maximum power and 644Nm of peak torque.
“After selling out last year’s Shaker model production in just four days, our hardcore Challenger customers demanded we bring back the Shaker – plus offer more power and more performance,” stated Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge and SRT Brands. “We listened, and for 2015, the new Dodge Challenger line-up offers the legendary Shaker hood expanded to include our 485bhp HEMI V8 delivering up to 113 more horsepower than last year, plus even more track-proven hardware and technology – a combination our enthusiasts have been waiting for.”
Back in the year 1968, Dodge united the brand’s performance vehicle enthusiasts through the creation of the ‘Scat Pack Club’ that expanded from a club to a Dodge performance philosophy. This evolved into the desire for even more performance from the members uniting Dodge and Mopar brands start delivering factory-engineered performance stage kits that would ultimately become known as ‘Scat Packs’. For 2015, the all-new 2015 Challenger R/T Scat Pack and 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker models were created to deliver even more performance to the Dodge lineup.