The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is one of the most highly-anticipated vehicles from Dodge in years. When Dodge//SRT pulled the covers off of its latest Hellcat-powered hot rod, the automaker announced it would be for a limited one-year production run due to the fact that manufacturing restrictions and fed-related circumstances on the Durango’s architecture.
Dodge//SRT announced this morning that it has closed orders for the supercharged three-row SUV. Dodge will build a total of 2,000 Durango SRT Hellcat from now until June for previously recorded orders. Dodge//SRT did say they did allow for a small number of dealer-allocated units to be available for a limited time.
With only a production run of 2,000 units, it makes the Durango SRT Hellcat even rarer than the 840 horsepower 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.
“The 2021 Durango Hellcat is only a single model-year run, ensuring that it will be a very special, sought-after performance SUV for years to come,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge Brand and Interim Chrysler Brand Chief Executive Officer. “Based on anticipated demand, all dealer allocations have already been reserved, but there is still some time to secure an unsold dealer order.”
What makes the Durango SRT Hellcat so special is its supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat V8, which delivers a whopping 710 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque. But the powerplant isn’t the only thing unique to the Hellcat model. A new front fascia design, a new chin splitter, an updated oil cooler duct, an air guide, and a snorkel for cold air induction are just some of the performance improvements for the limited edition model. A new unique rear spoiler improves aero balance, resulting in 400% (142 lbs. @ 180 mph) improvement of the rear downforce.
Engineers also gave the Durango SRT Hellcat improved handling, with electric power steering (EPS) with selectable steering tuning to better manage increased grip, both improving handling performance and delivering better steering feel and ease of turning efforts at parking lot speeds. Massive Brembo high-performance six-piston, two-piece (front) and four-piston (rear) calipers, and vented rotors at all four corners measuring 15.7 inches (front) and 13.8 inches (rear) require only 116 feet to come to a full stop from 60 mph.
When you purchase a Durango SRT Hellcat, you will receive one full-day session at the Bondurant High-Performance Driving School in Chandler, Arizona. There, customers will get behind the wheel of some of Dodge//SRTs fastest street-legal cars with professional instruction and time on the track. The school teaches owners how to get optimum performance from their SRT vehicles in a controlled environment.