The Dodge Durango may have been silent for quite some time now, at least in the local market. But in its home market, the family-sized SUV now gets a power boost—a supercharged one–with the new 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat.
Yes, this large SUV ggets some SRT tweaks both inside and out. The body, for instance, benefits from a Charger-like grillle flanked by slimmer headlights, a front splitter, as well as a wraparound rear spoiler that gives it tremendous downforce. The look is finished off by 20×10 wheels wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion Zero tires.
Step inside and you will be notice the Challenger-sourced paddle shifters on the flat-bottomed, leather-wrapped steering wheel, red-accented gauges, and a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen with Performance Pages app, just to name a few. It comes with Nappa leather as standard while Laguna leather is an option.
Beyond the looks, however, the limited run Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is all about performance. At the heart of this large beast is the 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 that puts out 710bhp and 645lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via 8-speed AT. This allows it to blast from 0-100km/h in 3.5 seconds before going all the way to 290km/h. The quarter mile is done in 11.5 ticks.
Of course, having all this power means beefing up things like suspension and brakes. The former consists of stiffer springs, dampers, and top mounts, translating to reduced body roll and better grip and road-holding. As for brakes, it gets vented front and rear rotors with six-piston calipers up front and four-piston calipers out back.
And yes, the Durango SRT Hellcat can tow up to 8,700lbs, making it not just good for sprints but for heavy-duty work as well.
Want one? Better hurry as Dodge will only be offering the Durango SRT Hellcat for one (1) year. As for Dodge Philippines bringing it in, we’re hopeful it will.