The presentation of the new Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat 2021 was not a surprise, as several reports pointed to the arrival of this muscular variant in the Dodge SUV range. It uses the usual supercharged 6.2-liter V8 Hellcat, which has now undergone slight modifications and delivers 720 hp (710 hp).
In addition to the spectacular new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody and Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock, the US firm has also officially unveiled the new Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat. A model that should not come as a surprise to our regular readers, as its existence was leaked in a trailer for Fast and Furious 9, the latest installment in the famous film franchise.
Also, several reports announced the arrival of this version with the premiere of the update of the Durango range, which has just received a very slight facelift. The new Durango SRT Hellcat, therefore, has the new aesthetics of the 2021 range and the 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI Hellcat V8 engine, which has also received slight modifications for 2021.
Dodge has unveiled several new additions to its 2021 muscle car range, including a small update for the Hellcat block. This engine is available in several configurations and with different power levels, but its basic variant still had the same 717 hp (707 hp) than it already had when it was released during the model year 2015.
Now this engine has received small improvements and has increased its power figure to 720 hp (710 hp) and 874 Nm of maximum torque. So these figures are the ones that appear in the specification chart of the new Durango SRT Hellcat. So you can proudly wear the title of the world’s most powerful production SUV, unseating its top-of-the-line brother, the 717-hp (707 hp) Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.
Thanks to its new supercharged engine and the all-wheel-drive system, the new Durango SRT Hellcat has features very similar to those of the more powerful versions of the Dodge range, as is the case with the new Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody 808 CV They both need only about 3.5 seconds to complete the 0 to 96 km / h (0-60 mph). Additionally, the Durango SRT Hellcat is capable of completing the quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds, though no less impressive is its top speed, which is 290 km / h.
The presence of the Hellcat engine does not detract from the capabilities or the usual functionalities of an SUV since it is not only capable of towing up to 3,946 kilos, but it also has a spacious cabin, which now appears fully upholstered in Nappa leather with contrast stitching and Hellcat emblems. , in addition to a sports steering wheel covered in microfiber.
Other elements of equipment are the specific applications of the Dodge sports versions, which can be accessed through the renewed information and entertainment system UConnect 5, which has a 10.1-inch touch screen.