A range of Dodge cars and trucks will feature Scat Pack performance upgrades or Shaker hoods – a couple of favorites from the muscle car’s heyday – all unveiled during the famous SEMA in Las Vegas.
The Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association show, which draws hundreds of tuners who customize vehicles’ looks and performance, is the biggest event of the year for Chrysler’s Mopar parts division, Mopar chief Pietro Gorlier said.
“We’re putting more emphasis on customization,” in addition to the spare parts business Mopar runs for Chrysler and Fiat brands around the world, Gorlier said.
That includes three different “Scat Pack” performance packages for the Dodge Charger sport sedan, Challenger coupe and Dart compact sedan. Dodge previously sold Scat Package performance kits for its cars from 1968-71.
The three new Scat Pack kits offer specially programmed engine control units, new air intake and exhaust, even performance camshafts and cylinder heads. Scat Pack performance kits go on sale in spring, 2014. Each of the three packages will have their own badge.
Dodge will also build 2,000 Challengers with Shaker hoods, unique cosmetic packages that allow the top of the engine to stick up out of the hood, so the engine can be seen shaking as it revs. The Hemi Shaker package will include performance tires, modified stability control, upgrades to steering, brakes and suspension. The Shaker package can be combined with any of the Scat Packs.