The former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), which is now under the Stellantis banner, has been battling thefts from the company’s holding lots for some time now. Not surprisingly, most of the thefts have been located within the city limits of Detroit. But now, we are learning about another theft, is time on a holding lot in Toledo, Ohio.
CBS affiliate WTOL in Toledo has reported that two brand new 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcats were stolen from a holding lot on Tuesday night. The thieves broke into the holding lot located near the Toledo Assembly Complex, which builds the Jeep® Wrangler and Gladiator. The thieves then used a similar M.O. as earlier thefts in Detroit, by driving through a security fence.
One of those Durangos then crashed into a pole and then a fire hydrant. The driver of that vehicle fled the scene and has yet to be captured. The other Durango SRT Hellcat along with its driver has yet to be found.
The Durango SRT Hellcat is the most powerful SUV ever, delivering 710 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque from the proven supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat V8 engine and is being built alongside its corporate sibling the 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit.
The Durango SRT Hellcat has a 0-60 mile-per-hour (mph) time of 3.5 seconds, a quarter-mile elapsed time of 11.5 seconds as certified by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), and a top speed of 180 mph. All of that performance comes with a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $80,995, excluding $1,495 destination.