Throttle House Pits The Durango SRT HELLCAT Against The Cadillac Escalade-V.

Can The HELLCAT Durango Top Cadillac's Ultimate Performance Escalade?

As the electrification age is on the horizon, the end of the supercharged V8 appears to be here. For 2023, Dodge has brought back in monster Durango SRT HELLCAT, a 710-horsepower E-segment SUV that is blazingly quick and holds the title of the most powerful internal combustion SUV on the planet. Across town, General Motors (GM) has taken its ultra-luxurious F-segment Cadillac Escalade and given it the “V” treatment for the first time.

Dodge Durango SRT HELLCAT vs Cadillac Escalade-V. (Throttle House).

Recently, Canadian YouTube channel Throttle House got their hands on both SUVs for a 1/4-mile battle between the American supercharged V8 SUVs. 

Dodge Durango SRT HELLCAT vs Cadillac Escalade-V. (Throttle House).

The Durango SRT HELLCAT’s supercharged HEMI produces 710 horsepower (522 kW) and 645 lb.-ft. (875 Nm) of torque, while the heavier Escalade-V has a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 as well, but to the power of 682 horsepower (508 kW) and 653 lb.-ft. (885 Nm) of torque. About 507 lbs. separate the pair.

2021 Dodge Durango SRT HELLCAT. (Throttle House).

In a heads-up race, the Escalade-V is no match for the much lighter and more powerful Durango SRT HELLCAT. But in a rolling race, the race between the two was closer, but still in Durango’s favor.

2023 Cadillac Escalade-V. (Throttle House).

So the Throttle House team had a little bit of fun with the situation. Instead of giving the Escalade-V a few car lengths advantage, they instead gave the Durango the handicap of carrying an additional 5 full-grown adult passengers during the race. 

So how did it end? You will have to watch the video above to see the outcome. 


Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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Great video. The Durango couldn't lose! Standing start, rolling start, five extra people in the vehicle, nothing mattered, it just couldn't be beat!

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