When it comes to outright automotive lunacy, perhaps nobody does it better than Dodge. Want a gigantic coupe with 797 horsepower? What about the world’s fastest sedan? Well, Dodge has you covered in both instances. Of course out of all of the crazy machines that Dodge sells, none are as ludicrous as the Durango SRT Hellcat. A legitimate seven-seater with a 710 horsepower 6.2L supercharged V8 engine under the hood, this thing redefines the term family-hauler. The one-year exclusive is also one of the rarest machines the automaker has made in the modern era, with production limited to just 3,000 units. All of these trucks have already been spoken for however, so chances to get one are slim. As such, one Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat sold for an incredible $180,000 at Barrett Jackson’s Las Vegas 2021 auction yesterday.
A No Reserve, $180,000 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat
Now it is true that $180,000 is a lot of money for an SUV, especially one that carries an MSRP of just over $80,000. That said, this Durango Hellcat was sold for charity, with 100 percent of the hammer price slated to go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities Of Detroit. The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat in question rolled across the block as lot #3000, likely a cheeky nod to the car’s production run. The SUV was also nicely spec’d, wearing the oh-so-cool Destroyer Gray paint and Gunmetal stripes. In terms of equipment, this particular Durango Hellcat featured the desirable Technology Group Package, Premium Interior Group Package, Harmon Kardon sound system, and other added cost options. A great prize for donating to charity, without a doubt.
There is more to the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat than just its limited production status however. Thanks to that supercharged 6.2L Hemi under the hood, the three-row SUV can do 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. Keep your foot down and the Durango Hellcat will pull an NHRA-certified quarter-mile time of 11.5 seconds, before topping out at 180 mph. Not many cars can match those speeds, let alone other SUVs. Combine the performance with a maximum tow capacity of 8,700 pounds, and there is really nothing like the 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat on sale. The complete package that thing offers is why it will become a collectible vehicle. It’s a shame that emissions regulations have ensured this is a one-off project however, as we have to imagine more than 3,000 folks would have loved to have had one of these.