Dodge Durango SRT production begins. Credit: Dodge.
The most powerful SUV is now rolling down the assembly line ahead of its arrival this spring. Iím of course talking about the 710-horsepower 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat. Production kicked off last Thursday at the 3 million-square-foot Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit.
"Like welcoming a new member to the family, today's launch of the Durango SRT Hellcat celebrates the newest addition to the Brotherhood of Muscle," said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge Brand and Interim Chrysler Brand Chief Executive Officer - Stellantis, last Thursday. "The Dodge Durango Hellcat joins Charger and Challenger at the pinnacle of performance, and today's start of production in Detroit deserves a spot on every enthusiast's calendar."
As we reported in January, orders are full for the 2021 Durango SRT, which is currently only slated to be built for the 2021 model year. Dodge says approximately 2,000 Durango SRT Hellcats will be produced for the US and theyíre scheduled to begin arriving at dealerships this spring.
FYI: I am reviewing a pre-production Durango Hellcat this week. Watch for the review and video premiere next Monday at 2pm CT on our YouTube Channel and you can read my entire review on www.CarProUSA.com.
I thought behaving in the Nissan GT-R was hard. It's worse in the 2021 Durango Hellcat with 710-horses. Launch mode and that sound! WAY too hard to resist. Most fun SUV ever!Posted by Jerry Reynolds on†Monday, February 8, 2021
The Durango SRT Hellcat delivers 710 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque from a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMIģ Hellcat V-8 engine paired with the quick-shifting TorqueFlite 8HP95 eight-speed automatic transmission. The Durango SRT Hellcat has a 0-60 mile-per-hour (mph) time of 3.5 seconds, a quarter-mile elapsed time of 11.5 seconds as certified by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and a top speed of 180 mph.
Dodge says the Durango has best-in-class towing capacity across its lineup. The supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V-8, legendary 392-cubic-inch HEMI V-8 and classic 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 with the Tow N Go Package outhaul every full-size, three-row SUV on the road, with a towing capability of 8,700 lbs. The award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine has a towing capability of 6,200 lbs.
Bondurant High Performance Driving School
If you manage to get your hands on one of the 2,000 Durango SRTs, youíll receive one full-day session at the Bondurant High Performance Driving School in Chandler, Arizona. Dodge is the official sponsor of the school and all new Dodge SRT owners receive a full-day session as part of the Dodge//SRT Package. Owners receive professional driver training to learn how to get the optimum performance from their new vehicles in a controlled environment Visit dodgegarage.com/track-experience for more information.