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All Of These Hellcat-Powered Three-Row Utility Vehicles Are Spoken For

2021 2022 2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat
Image Via Dodge.

One of the few things that moves quicker than the 710 horsepower 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is the rate in which it sold out.

With production of the Dodge Durango Hellcat starting in December 2020, and running for only six months until June 2021, customer orders for the three-row Hellcat SUV have closed. A small number of dealer-allocated units will be available for a limited time. Only 2,000 Durango Hellcat SUVs will be built, as MC&T first reported earlier last year.

The Dodge Durango Hellcat starts at $80,995, plus $1,495 for destination. Check all the options on the configurator, and the net price can easily soar to just under $100,000.

2021 Dodge Durango Trackhawk SRT
Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Interior.

“The 2021 Durango Hellcat is only a single model-year run, ensuring that it will be a very special, sought-after performance SUV for years to come,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge Brand and Interim Chrysler Brand Chief Executive Officer – Stellantis. “Based on anticipated demand, all dealer allocations have already been reserved, but there is still some time to secure an unsold dealer order.”

Our time with the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat has us questioning the laws of physics. How can an SUV that weighs over 5,700 pounds, accelerate from 0-60 in just 3.5 seconds, run the quarter-mile elapsed time of 11.5 seconds as certified by the National Hot Rod Association, and have a top speed of 180 mph?  And how is it that this three-row bruiser of an SUV cut, slip and stop like Jerome Bettis in his prime?

Only engineers will know. And they speak in code.

For lucky customers, the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat represents more than just the quickest production SUV in the world. It also stands to be a highly sought after collectable. Perhaps reflecting on a time when everybody at the bar knew closing time was imminent, so last call consisted of the heaviest, highest octane stuff from behind the counter for everyone. Just before the lights turn on, the bar closes, and it’s converted into a federally-mandated ecological juice bar the following week.

2021 Dodge Durango Trackhawk SRT
Image Courtesy of FCA.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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