Dodge originally planned to build the Durango SRT Hellcat for just six months, and the company has already sold all 2,000 units, with the exception of a few dealer-assigned units. Now, the automaker has apparently changed its mind and decided to produce at least a few more for the people who missed it.
“Anytime you launch a limited production vehicle and plan to build fewer units than the number of Dodge dealers across the country, you risk leaving a lot of customers very unhappy,” said Bob Broderdorf, director of Dodge operations in North America. Dodge Garage. “As we finalized the production plan for this incredible SUV, we found a way to move 6.2L Hemi Hellcat V8 engines from other vehicles to ensure that every ‘sold order’ in our systems will be built. We didn’t want to disappoint. those customers and wanted to find a way to make sure they were part of the Brotherhood of Muscle. “
Motor1.com has contacted Dodge for further confirmation.
It’s unclear how many more units of the Durango SRT Hellcat that Dodge intends to make. However, Broderdorf’s claim to get “a few” more units from the supercharged V8 indicates that the number is probably not very high. Production of these vehicles begins in June, according to Dodge Garage.
The Durango SRT Hellcat packs a version of the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 developing 710 horsepower (529 kilowatts) and 645 pound-feet (875 newton-meters). An eight-speed automatic transmits power to both axles. Dodge reports that the SUV can reach 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 180 mph (290 km / h). In addition, the SUV can tow up to 8,700 pounds (3,946 kilograms). Brembo brakes help slow the machine.
The Durango SRT Hellcat sells for $ 80,995 (plus a destination charge of $ 1,495). However, getting all of the options can bring the price up to $ 99,715.