Under the hood lurks a 6.2-liter Hemi V8 spewing 710 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s mated to a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is capable of running from 0 to 60 in only 3.5 seconds and can sprint the quarter mile in a NHRA-certified 11.5 seconds. Dodge states top speed is 180 miles per hour.
“The Brotherhood of Muscle includes families of all sizes and the Durango delivers Dodge performance as the Charger of the three-row SUV segment,” said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “And new for 2021, we have raised the bar even higher. The 710-horsepower Hellcat is the most powerful SUV ever. It’s the last piece of the puzzle and, alongside the Charger and Challenger, completes the Dodge brand’s performance lineup.”
The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat comes with plenty of standard performance equipment. SRT Drive Modes offers settings for Street, Sport, Track, and Custom for a tailored driving experience. Launch control and launch assist help control tire slip and wheel hop. Brembo high-performance six-piston, two-piece front and four-piston rear calipers, and vented rotors help bring everything to a halt. The new Durango SRT Hellcat also features 20-inch-by-10-inch machined faced wheels with Mid-gloss Black pockets. Pirelli Scorpion Zero 295/45ZR20 all-season performance tires are standard and Pirelli P-Zero 295/45ZR20 three-season tires are optional.
The only bit of sad news is the Durango SRT Hellcat will only be available for the 2021 model year, making it an instant collectable. Pricing and availability have yet to be announced.
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