2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat Tears Up Track, Tows Trailer In First Vid
The Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat 2021 has the characteristics of a vehicle on which automobile enthusiasts remember in a few years and remember its specificity. Buyers only have one model year to get this 710 horsepower (529 kilowatt) and 645 lb-ft (875 newton-meter) SUV. Three minutes of new footage lets potential customers see what makes this platform so special before the high performance Durango arrives at dealerships next year.
The high horsepower allows Dodge to tout the Durango SRT Hellcat as the most powerful SUV in the world. It barely beats the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk which uses a version of the 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 developing 707 hp (527 kW) and 645 lb-ft (875 Nm).
The Durango SRT Hellcat reaches 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 180 mph. Dodge boasts an NHRA-certified quarter-mile time of 11.5 seconds. In addition, this SUV can tow up to 8,700 pounds.
To handle the extra power, the Durango powered by Hellcat has a suspension with a 20% increase in total rebound control depending on the driving mode selected. The SUV’s front brakes consist of two-piece 15.8-inch split rotors and six-piston calipers. At the rear, there are 13.8-inch split rear discs and two-piston stops. Dodge claims the vehicle can stop at 60 mph in 116 feet (35.36 meters).
The Durango SRT Hellcat benefits from upgrades for the entire range. This means that there is a cabin with a 10.1 inch touch screen running Uconnect 5 software. In addition, the high performance model has seats with nappa leather upholstery and suede accents.
Dodge also edited the three minutes of B-roll footage in a real 34-second sizzle. It highlights the impressive specs of the SUV, in addition to showing it in motion. Watch the clip below.