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Here’s a Challenger with a bit more flavour, the 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker. The key to the name is on the hood – the legendary “cold-air grabbing” Shaker not only looks good with its Satin Black hood scoop, snorkeling up from the engine compartment, it also directs cooler air back into the 5.7 litre HEMI V8 engine.

And like the original 1970 Challenger R/T with the Shaker hood, the new 2014 model continues the Dodge tradition of an engine-mounted hood scoop that “shakes” with the powertrain’s movement. There’s a beast in there, and you’ll want to see it move! Also standard is a Mopar cold-air intake, conical air filter and optimised air box for improved airflow and performance.

In addition to its driver-selectable sport-mode powertrain calibration, performance-tuned suspension, four-wheel disc brakes and steering calibration, the Shaker includes the Super Track Pak, with high-performance steering gear, brake linings and monotube shock absorbers, 245/45 R20 Goodyear Eagle F1 Super Car three-season tyres and three-mode ESC with “full off” mode.

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Visually, the Shaker stands out with roof and deck-lid stripe graphics, a Satin Black deck-lid spoiler and new 20-inch polished-face aluminium wheels with black pockets and a satin matte clear coat. For added detail, “Shaker” badges flank both sides of the hood scoop, while “HEMI” fender badges and a new “Challenger” grille badge in classic script completes the exterior.

Inside, the Shaker has a unique three-spoke flat-bottom leather steering wheel and “K-Black” painted instrument panel and centre console bezel. Matching the numbered dash plaque are door bolsters with graduated accent stitching, “Shaker” logos embroidered on the seat back, and an aluminium pistol-grip shifter for the Tremec six-speed manual ‘box.

Available in six colours, including this unmissable Header Orange, the new 2014 Challenger R/T Shaker will arrive at American Dodge dealerships in the first-quarter of 2014.