Devilish Durango: Hennessey Tunes Dodge’s SRT Hellcat SUV to 1,000+HP
Cue AC / DC’s “Highway to Hell”, because the folks at Hennessey want the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat drivers to hit the road to Hades as quickly as possible. Why else would the famous tuning company see the need to modify the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine of this 710 horsepower three-row SUV to 1012 ponies?
Yes, you read that right. Hennessey has a kit for the Durango SRT Hellcat that brings the total number of ponies in the Dodge SUV’s stable to over 1,000. Dubbed the HPE1000, this powerful Mopar promises to reach 100 km / h in 2.8 seconds and complete the quarter mile in just 10.8 seconds. That’s an improvement of 0.8 seconds over manufacturer Durango SRT Hellcat’s standard estimates of 3.5 and 11.5 seconds, respectively.
What does the HPE1000 kit contain? Well, a lot. Per Hennessey, a so-equipped Durango SRT Hellcat features a new 2.7-liter supercharger with an improved pulley and high-flow bypass valve, stainless steel manifolds, less restrictive catalytic converters, new fuel injectors and a Improved throttle body and a reworked throttle body air induction installation. Hennessey also replaces any seals and fluids it deems necessary (Hennessey does not disclose specific seals or fluids on its website, however).
What is the cost? Well, we’ve reached out to Hennessey to find out, but have yet to receive a response from a company representative. That said, we predict the HPE1000 kit will cost buyers more than a few thousand dollars – and that doesn’t include the cost of a Durango SRT Hellcat, which is starting to $ 82,490.
Hennessey backs its work with a one year or 12,000 mile warranty (whichever comes first). Additionally, the tuner adds a number of badges to the SUV to let passers-by know that this is no ordinary Durango SRT Hellcat. Listen to this? It’s the sound of the bells of hell that draw closer as this family-friendly SUV navigates ever faster through the depths of the underworld.
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