In 1966, the Dodge Charger hit the American road for the first time and forced the competition into whimpering submission. In 1968, with still no serious contenders in sight, Dodge shifted into top gear with the introduction of the Charger R/T. Although it featured the same radical redesign as the rest of 68 coke bottle brood, the Charger R/T was a world apart. The Road/Track package had been created exclusively to identify high performance Dodges, which meant no longer could you creep up unnoticed on an obliviously idling Goat. The 440 Magnum was the standard engine offering and despite rumors that specs were intentionally lowered for insurance purposes, the official output stood at 390-hp at 4700 rpm and 490 lb-ft at 3200 rpm.
That same year, the Charger R/T joined the Coronet R/T, Super Bee, and Dart GTS to form the Dodge Scat Pack. Distinguished by the now-infamous charging bee, the Scat Pack ruled the road (and track, of course) with raw muscle and brute strength. Today, the legacy of the Scat Pack is survived by the 21st century R/T package – still available on the Charger and still dominating the tarmac.