As if the already aggressive styling, performance and driving dynamics of the Dodge Durango wasn’t enough to make enthusiasts quake, Mopar “shook up” the Dodge Charger of the SUV segment for the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show by creating the Dodge Durango Shaker Concept.
In the performance department, the custom Shaker hood fed a 485 horsepower 6.4-liter SRT HEMI V8 mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, with further upgrade courtesy of a functional Mopar cold-air intake. In another Dodge Durango first, the rumble of the Shaker was delivered by customized chrome Mopar cat-back dual exhausts located in the center of the vehicle, replacing standard side exhausts. SRT six-piston big Brembo brakes and rotors, cooled by functional brake ducts in the front, reined in the B5 Blue-colored Dodge Durango Shaker Concept.
The Dodge Durango Shaker Concept, was dropped 3-inches closer to the street courtesy of a custom lowering kit and sat menacingly on concept Satin Black 22-inch x 10 1/2-inch Mopar wheels protected by custom fender flares. The crosshair grille was replaced with an open grille design for better breathing, and an aerodynamic Satin Black chin splitter projects out from the fascia.
Additional modifications included Satin Black side sills, B5 Blue mirror caps and a B5 Blue custom rear spoiler that helped plant the Durango’s rear to the pavement. The Durango Shaker Concept turned to a sibling from the Dodge brand lineup for a unique closing exterior touch — a custom Dodge Challenger fuel filler door, cut from the quarter panel of a Challenger and transplanted to the custom Durango.
The interior also boasts what is undoubtedly another first for Dodge brand’s SUV – three rows of Viper seats, trimmed in Katzkin leather with B5 Blue stitching. The performance flat-bottom steering wheel comes from a Dodge Charger SRT. The center console and entertainment center console bezels are also colored B5 Blue, and a T-handle console shifter from the Charger replaced the standard rotary knob (which would later make it to production in the 2018 model year). Mopar accessories included remote start, EVTS (Electronic Vehicle Tracking System), bright door sill guards, Mopar wireless charger, Mopar aluminum pedal kit and an emergency kit.
A lot of the Dodge Durango Shaker Concept made it into production in the form of the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT.
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