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.
“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.