Seeing as it can’t tune the C8 Corvette, Hennessey Performance Engineering is turning its attention to exciting FCA products that have been announced recently. Readers may recall the 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock, packing 807 horsepower thanks to a lot of parts sharing from the late Dodge Demon, as well as the fastest production sedan in the world, the 797 hp Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye. As it stands, HPE already offers 1,000 horsepower upgrades for both the Charger and Challenger, but there’s now another Mopar monster performance package coming from the Texas tuner: 1,000 horsepower for the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat.
Considering the extremely limited production run for the world’s most powerful production SUV, Hennessey says that only 50 examples of the HPE1000 Durango SRT Hellcats will be built. Estimated total output is 1,012 horsepower and 969 lb-ft of torque, while 0-60 is expected to be 2.8 seconds, and the quarter mile will clock a 10.8.
The upgrade includes the following:
• Upgraded Supercharger System
• Pulley Upgrade
• Stainless-Steel Long Tube Headers
• High-Flow Catalytic Converters
• Upgraded High-Flow Fuel Injectors
• HPE Calibration Upgrade
• High-Flow Air Induction System
• Crank Case Ventilation System
• Professional Installation
• All Necessary Gaskets & Fluids
• Chassis Dyno Testing
• Road Testing (up to 200 miles)
• Hennessey Exterior Badges
• HPE1000 Badges
• Serial Numbered Plaques
• 1 Year / 12,000 Mile Warranty
It’s unclear if Hennessey will be able to continue the 1,000 horsepower upgrade package with the standard Dodge Durango SRT 392. But fret not, Mopar fans, because there’s an entire buffet of performance in many forms. Aside from the HPE1000 Dodge Durango, Challenger and Charger, packages, Hennessey has the Maximus Jeep Gladiator ($225,000 and limited to 25 units), and just three Hellephant-powered Ram TRX 6×6 Mammoth trucks ($500,000). Pricing for the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat HPE1000 package hasn’t been announced yet, but a similar package is offered on its cousin, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk, for $34,950.