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Hard Charger

Scat City Screamer’s 485-Horse 392 HEMI® V8 shrinks both time and distance during our 1000-mile round trip 
 

Charger R/T Scat Pack
 

Let’s face it — summer road trips are a blast. Especially if you’re wheeling a cool ride that’s packing some serious power under the hood. That’s what was waiting for us when we had a chance to take a 2016 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack from Michigan, through Ohio, and out to Carlisle, Pennsylvania. With this being the 50th anniversary of the iconic Charger nameplate, we couldn’t think of a better ride…

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Hard Charger

From Elephant to Hellcat: The evolution of the HEMI® engine range from 426 to 707

Few badges inspire as much lore as “HEMI®” V8. From its days stuffed inside a Dodge Coronet cruising Main Street in the glory days of the muscle car, the HEMI engine has thrilled generations with its power, torque and signature orange paint. But even though a HEMI engine of some form has been in production since the early ‘50s, its popularity didn’t really take off until 1964, when the 426 was unveiled. 
 

1968 426 HEMI V8 Cutaway 

The 426 HEMI V8 was not borne from the boulevard, it was a product of the…

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From Elephant to Hellcat: The evolution of the HEMI® engine range from 426 to 707

The Dodge Scat Pack Story: 1970 Charger R/T SE

1970 Dodge Charger R/T SE

 

The Dodge Charger R/T was arguably the most luxurious member of the Dodge Scat Pack lineup for 1970, especially when equipped with the SE option package like the gorgeous black example shown here.

 

The SE designation was short for Special Edition, and on the 1970 Charger, it included leather and vinyl bucket seats, a woodgrain steering wheel and matching woodgrain instrument panel, shiny pedal trim and a special lighting group with turn signal indicators built into the hood.

 

Of course, this was on top of all the standard…

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The Dodge Scat Pack Story: 1970 Charger R/T SE