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The Wait for the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is Almost Over

Dodge is starting production on the most powerful mass-produced SUV ever. When you will see them hit the streets!

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The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is a limited production vehicle that will immediately go into the history books as the most powerful production SUV ever. The wait is almost over as production is now underway on the 2000 vehicles. The high-demand 710-horsepower SUVs should roar into dealerships this coming spring. As we reported earlier, nearly all of the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcats are spoken for, but we understand that a few are being sent to select Dodge dealers.

"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. "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."

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Specs

  • 710 Horsepower
  • 645 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 6.2 - Liter HEMI Hellcat V-8
  • 0-60 in 3.2 seconds
  • 180 mph top speed

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Production

The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat will be built at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, where they build the other versions of the Dodge Durango. The Durango SRT Hellcat will only be built for the 2021 model year. The supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V-8 has a towing capacity of 8,700 pounds. With a top speed of 180 mph, the National Hot Rod Association has certified the Durango SRT Hellcat to do the quarter-mile in 11.5 seconds. The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $80,995, plus $1,495 destination.

Award-Winning Dodge Durango

The 2021 Dodge Durango just earned an award for being the best value in the Large SUV/Crossover segment. Vincentric chose the 2021 Durango because it retains its value so well, has lower fuel costs and lower operating costs than many other three-row large SUVs. Obviously, that may not be the case with the huge horsepower engine.

In 2020, Dodge was named the "#1 Brand in Initial Quality," making it the first domestic brand ever to rank No. 1 in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. The new 2021 Durango was crowned the SUV of Texas, as well as Full-size SUV of Texas for the sixth time by the Texas Auto Writers Association.

To help you harness all of that SRT Hellcat horsepower, new Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat buyers will receive a full day of professional instruction at Bondurant High Performance Driving School in Chandler, Arizona. Buyers will be able to get behind the wheel of the fastest street legal vehicles with professional instructors. They will also be able to drive on the track. The same is true for buyers of other SRT models like the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger. It is recommended that drivers of any high-horsepower vehicle like the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat get professional instruction because of speed and power involved.

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