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News The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Is The Daddy Of All Daddy-Mobiles

The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Is The Daddy Of All Daddy-Mobiles

The Dodge Durango SRT, now with added Hellcat power for the ultimate in big family speed

  • Yes, the Durango will be available with the Hellcat supercharged 6.2-litre HEMI V8 engine.

  • Just like that, it’s the most powerful mass-production SUV of all time.

  • Specs are grin-inducing: 710 horsepower, 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, ¼ mile gone in 11.5 seconds, top speed is 290 km/h (180 mph).

What was once a dream for most dads and moms who love power and speed, is now here. Truth be told, everyone knew that FCA was going to deliver a Hellcat-powered Durango, and that time has come. But take note as the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat will be offered for sale for 2021 only, so no do-overs if you miss your chance to own the most powerful production SUV in the universe.

2018 Dodge Durango SRT Review

We were already massive fans of the Durango SRT so the addition of the 710 horsepower supercharged 6.2-litre HEMI Hellcat V8 to the mix suits us just fine. Also good for 645 lb.-ft. of torque, the Durango SRT Hellcat is the go-to rockin’ SUV for all jobs. It’ll smash the 0-60 mph in a scant 3.5 seconds and cover the ¼ mile in only 11.5 seconds, but then so can many modern sports cars. Can these cars tow 8,7000 lbs? We didn’t think so.

To go along with the extra power, the Durango SRT Hellcat gets race-inspired technology, Brembo brakes, and an upgraded suspension that delivers more comfort in Auto drive mode, and sharper handling in Track mode. Visual upgrades include a new integrated front splitter, bigger air intakes, a rear spoiler, and more.

The changes for the 2021 model year don’t stop with the Hellcat version. All will get a refreshed front fascia inspired by the sporty SRT iterations. There will be an LED low/high headlamp combo, LED daytime running lamp (DRL) signatures, sculpted hood, grille, rear spoiler, and plenty of different wheel options.

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat | Photo: Dodge

As for the cabin, all Durangos will gain an upgraded interior with a redesigned, driver-centric dashboard. Some switches are relocated for better convenience and the highlight will be an available new 10.1-inch touchscreen, equipped with Uconnect 5, which will be angled 7 degrees towards the driver. A new flat-bottomed steering wheel with paddle shifters, sourced from the Charger and Challenger, will be included with both SRT Durangos and optional on other trims.

FCA’s Uconnect 5 Is The Next Level

The 2021 Dodge Durango dealer orders start this summer with deliveries in the fall. The SRT Hellcat will begin in the fall with deliveries expected in dealerships in early 2021.

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat | Photo: Dodge

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat | Photo: Dodge

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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