When the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat made its official debut back in June, the world was introduced to the most powerful SUV ever made. Thanks to its supercharged 6.2L Hellcat V8 engine, the three-row giant has a ludicrous 710 horsepower and 645 ft-lb of torque on tap. While huge power ratings aren’t enough to convince some buyers, perhaps the fact that this devilish Durango is a 2021 model year exclusive will. You’ll have to act fast either way, as Dodge has officially opened dealer orders on November 6, 2020.
Starting on November 6, buyers will be able to contact their local Dodge dealers about ordering a 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat. But you need to move fast if you want one. Because not only will this super SUV be available exclusively for the 2021 model year, it’s scheduled to be built for only six months, and Dodge is anticipating total production of this Hellcat three-row SUV to come under 2,000 units. But with the SUV carrying a base price of $80,995, there won’t be very many out there who can justify buying one. Should they pull the trigger, however, they would have the keys to the most powerful three-row SUV on the planet.
That may be a lot of money to spend on a Durango, but this particular model brings quite a lot of performance to the table. Thanks to its 700+ horsepower powertrain, this Hellcat model can do 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, and will run the 1/4 in just 11.5 seconds according to the NHRA. Keep your foot in it and this family-friendly vehicle will get all the way up to 180 mph before the needle stays pegged. FCA have also adjusted the aerodynamics and the suspension to make the Durango SRT Hellcat a more sporty proposition to drive than other vehicles in its class.
With ordering opening up tomorrow, Dodge says that deliveries are expected to take place in the early part of next year. Should you decide to order yourself one of these future classics, Dodge will even throw in a day’s worth of driver training at the Bondurant High Performance Driving School in Chandler, Arizona. That might be useful in a vehicle as potent as this family hauler.