As with the 5.7 liter Hemi powered 2014 Challenger R/T Shaker edition, the 2015 6.4 liter Hemi powered Scat Pack with Shaker incorporates body tape stripes to set it apart from the Shaker-less herd. Cool fact, since its introduction in 2008, nearly 300,000 modern Challengers (LC series) have been built. By contrast, only 165,437 E-body 1970-’74 Challengers were built. This fact assures plenty of Dodge Challenger muscle cars for generations to come.
Like the original Shaker, the modern version is secured directly to the Hemi and jiggles around at idle. My favorite thing was mashing the gas and watching the bubble take a noticeable ½-inch set to the right as the Hemi’s 485-lb/ft of torque strained against the motor mounts from torque reaction. I asked the Dodge chassis engineers if they massaged the mounts to exaggerate movement, but they told me Shakers get the same mounts as non-Shakers. But have you ever wondered what’s inside the bubble?
Four small studs protrude from the base plate and once the nuts are removed, the bubble lifts away to reveal…a blunt panel! You’re probably wondering if this thing is bogus right about now. Fear not, the round hole at the top right hand corner feeds cool outside air into the induction tract. Unlike the stamped metal Shaker baseplates of 1970-’71, the encore is made of sturdy plastic. Mopar Performance offers the entire kit over the counter for V8 Challenger owners looking to…shake things up a bit (couldn’t resist).