After years of waiting, Dodge has finally delivered a Hellcat-powered Durango to the public. Although the vehicle is limited to a 1-year production run (due to government regulations on the vehicle’s current architecture) the Durango SRT Hellcat has been dubbed a future collectible. So many people pre-ordered the supposed 2,000 unit production build, the Dodge//SRT recently announced that it would extend production to fulfill all of the sold orders that dealers took in the initial ordering period.
But as the first customers have received their Durango SRT Hellcats, it was only a matter of time before we would start seeing some wrecked ones.
Visiting the online vehicle auction site for damaged vehicles, Copart.com, we found one Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat with only 479 miles on the odometer that appears to have pretty good damage to the driver’s side of the vehicle.
The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat, currently holds the title as 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 paired with the quick-shifting TorqueFlite 8HP95 eight-speed automatic transmission. Together the combination can propel the 5,710 lb. three-row SUV to a 0 to 60 miles per hour (mph) run in 3.5 seconds, a quarter-mile pass in 11.5 seconds as certified by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), and hit a top speed of 180 mph.
After pulling the window sticker thanks to the vehicle identification number (VIN), we can see that this particular model is well-equipped and features the following optional equipment…
- Black/Demonic Red High-Performance Laguna Leather Seats – $1,595
- Technology Group – $2,395
- Lane-Departure Warning-Plus
- Full-Speed Forward-Collision Warning-Plus
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop
- Black Package – $1,845
- Eclipse Black Exhaust Tip
- 20-Inch x 10-Inch Lights-Out Aluminum Wheels
- Gloss Black Exterior Mirrors
- Gray Metallic Badges
- Trailer-Tow Group IV – $1,195
- 20–Inch x 6.5–Inch Aluminum Spare Wheel
- Class IV Receiver–Hitch
- Trailer Brake Controller
- Premium Interior Group – $2,495
- Suede Headliner
- Premium Instrument Panel
- Forged Carbon Fiber Interior Accents
- Red Seat Belts – $95
- 2nd Row Console with Armrest and Storage – $595
- Illuminated Rear Cupholders
- 12–Volt Auxillary Power Outlet in Console
- 1–USB Charging Port in Console
- Power Sunroof – $1,295
- 19 Harman Kardon® Amped Speakers with Subwoofer – $1,085
- 825–Watt Amplifier
- Blind–Spot and Cross–Path Detection – $425
With only about 2-days left on the auction block, the highest bid as of the writing of this article is at $53,000 USD for the damaged three-row performance SUV. The window sticker indicates that the Durango came off the line with a price of $95,580 (including destination charges). That probably didn’t account for a dealer markup as well, since we have seen many dealers putting up to a $10,000 markup on the high-performance Durangos.
Nevertheless, someone will have a pretty good and pricey project on their hands and that comes with its own Illinois salvaged title.
To see more pictures or to bid on the auction, visit Copart.com.