Production has started on the beast of all sport utility vehicles, the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat.
The most powerful SUV ever made, the limited edition (2,000 units) features its share of high-performance. The Hellcat delivers 710 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque from a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V-8 engine. It’s paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
With its optional Tow N Go Package, the full-size, three-row SUV has a towing capability of 8,700 pounds. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine has a towing capability of 6,200 pounds.
Perhaps the Hellcat’s most impressive statistics, it accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds, completes a quarter-mile in 11.5 seconds and has a top speed of 180 miles per hour.
SUV Beast: 2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat
With its massive size heft (5,710 pounds), the Hellcat is a gas-guzzler, with miles per gallon averages of 12 in city driving and 17 on the freeway.
Customers who buy a new SRT model, including the new Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat, receive one full-day session as part of the Dodge//SRT Package at Bondurant High-Performance Driving School in Chandler, Arizona.
It’s the opportunity to learn how to get the optimum performance from their new vehicles in a controlled environment.
Dodge//SRT Package and have the opportunity to learn how to get the optimum performance from their new vehicles in a controlled environment.
Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat models are scheduled to begin arriving at dealerships in spring 2021. The most powerful SUV ever is only available for the 2021 model year and comes with a starting U.S. manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $80,995, excluding $1,495 destination.
“Like welcoming a new member to the family, the launch of the Durango SRT Hellcat celebrates the newest addition to the Brotherhood of Muscle,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge Brand and Interim Chrysler Brand Chief Executive Officer. “The Dodge Durango Hellcat joins Charger and Challenger at the pinnacle of performance, and the start of production in Detroit deserves a spot on every enthusiast’s calendar.”
The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat will be built at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan.
For more information, visit: dodge.com.
Article Last Updated: February 18, 2021.
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