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Two Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Packs Show The Differences Between Model Years In Quarter-Mile Drag Race

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See the difference between the 2017 and 2019 model year Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Packs in this quarter-mile drag race.

Two years can make a big difference in a car. There could be engine and aerodynamic upgrades that dramatically improve performance. Parts can be swapped for cheaper or more durable construction or greater aesthetic appeal. A mid-life refresh can make all the difference in sales--a fact that Dodge engineers know all too well.

Here we have two Dodge Challenger Scat Packs showing off the differences between the 2017 and 2019 model years. The red one is the 2017 model year as shown by its shaker hood, which was discontinued after that year. It also has the older “angry bee” logo that doesn’t have the numbers “392” underneath honoring the Challenger’s heritage (and displacement of its engine).

The grey Challenger is most certainly the 2019 model. You can tell by the widebody kit installed which gives the Challenger the same front fascia as the Hellcat and wider fender flares. It also comes with larger 305/35ZR20 Pirelli 3-season performance tires, adaptive Bilstein suspension, and 20x11-inch rims.

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Both vehicles have the same 6.4-L HEMI V8 producing the same 485 horsepower and 476 lb-ft of torque. Both have the same 6-piston Brembo brakes in the front and 4-piston brakes in the rear. Both have the same spoiler, and possibly the same 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment (although the 8.4-inch screen didn’t become a standard feature until the 2019 model year).

Both cars can also race from zero to sixty in 4.3 seconds.

Mechanically speaking, these are almost identical cars when it comes to a drag race. The real difference will be in the driver.

Check out the video above to see which driver really comes out on top. Just know that whoever wins, they both have fantastic rides.

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