2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat eats horsepower for breakfast

Updated Jul 06, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates
Dodge finally gives the Durango a Hemi V8 Hellcat engine

If you’re a big fan of Dodge, and the company’s penchant for horsepower, then you’ll be glad to know that the Dodge Durango now joins the Dodge Charger, and the Challenger in bearing the SRT Hellcat marque.

That’s right, the American car company under FCA North America, has given the new Durango the 6.2-liter Hemi Hellcat V8, which sort of makes it a muscle car for people with families.

A picture of the front of the Durango SRT Hellcat on a racetrack

The Durango SRT Hellcat looks great in red but there are a lot of other cool colors

The Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat: Moves mountains

Dubbed as the “most powerful SUV ever,” the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat for the 2021 model year, is propelled by a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi Hellcat V8 engine.

The said engine churns out 710 horsepower and 874 Nm of torque, with all that power sent to all of its wheels via a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic. So yes, the Durango SRT Hellcat indeed takes the crown from the Jeep Trackhawk, which makes three horsepower less.

A picture of the side of the Durango SRT Hellcat

It's front has this aggressive, but subtle look to it that we really like

With that kind of output, Dodge says the Durango SRT Hellcat can tow up to 3,946 kilograms, and it can do a 0 to 100 km/h time of 3.5 seconds, which is incredible for a vehicle of its size and weight.

To handle that power, Dodge also gave the Durango SRT Hellcat a high-tech suspension system, electronic power steering that can be tuned to one’s liking, a set of huge Brembo six-piston coupled with equally massive 15-inch rotors for the front, and 13-inch rotors for the rear, and it also has really fun things like launch control, and launch assist.

A picture of the rear of the Durango SRT Hellcat

It's a very large vehicle, and with the kind of power it makes, it really needs those Brembos

Inside, the front cabin is very much a driver’s cockpit. It’s a bit “aggressive” looking, but otherwise, there’s also a wealth of convenience and comfort features inside like the new ten-inch touchscreen, ventilated Nappa leather clad seats, wireless charging, among others.

A picture of the dashboard of the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

Note how most of the controls including the touchscreen are angled towards the driver

Here in the Philippines, the current available version of the Dodge Durango is the 3.6 GT RWD. It’s powerful in its own right, but its V6 engine is definitely more sedate than the Durango SRT Hellcat’s Hemi V8.

Do note however that the American company has already introduced the Challenger SRT Hellcat Red Eye here, so it isn’t a far off prospect that the Durango SRT Hellcat will come here as well.

Filipinos after all like SUVs, and we reckon that some of you guys out there are also thirsting for a performance oriented SUV like the Durango SRT Hellcat. Do note however, that the Durango SRT Hellcat will only be produced until 2022.

A picture of the interior of the Durango SRT Hellcat with the seats folded

It's got a lot of space too

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar learned how to drive a car years before he got his license. Today, he's still looking for that perfect '90s Japanese coupe to drive into the sunset while listening to Crazy Little Love by Nuage. Also has a thing for badass off-road vehicles and weird engine swaps.