It returns for 2020 in seriously limited numbers.
Each year, the Dodge Challenger becomes more of an anachronism. In the 21st century, and now entering the second decade, a slab-shaped muscle car defined by its V8 engine exists. The Challenger is a uniquely American icon. It's a muscle car that exists long after the muscle car died, a petrol-guzzling drag strip beast in an era of engine downsizing and electrification. The drag-strip focussed 2019 Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 exists to remind us of its roots, and its a lot rarer than we first thought.
The hallmarks of the 1320 Challenger include being a consistent, reliable, and relatively low-cost quarter-mile racer for the enthusiast. However, it isn't just uncommon; it's an incredibly rare beast. While full details of the 2020 model haven't been released yet, Mopar Insider has published the production numbers for the 485-hp 2019 model. In total, 1054 of the 2019 model year cars were built, and what makes that statistic interesting is that just 3,300 examples of the 840-hp Dodge Demon were built. Of the 1054 Challenger 1320 models built, 28 stayed in Canada while 1026 came to the US.
According to the numbers released, only one Challenger 1320 was painted in Billet and one in Yellow Jacket, and they were both pre-production cars not sold to the public. The rarest color after those is Maximum Steel, of which only 13 were made. Predictably, Pitch Black and White Knuckle were the most popular colors with 232 and 137 of each leaving the factory. Each one came with a 392 cubic-inch Hemi V8 using Demon technology, but not the supercharger. The result is a naturally aspirated Challenger that, on paper, did the quarter-mile in 11.72 seconds at 115 mph. However, in the hands of racers in the right conditions and on the appropriate tires, the Challenger 1320 has been seen going even faster.