Fans of the Durango Can’t Wait For The Upcoming SRT Hellcat Trim

June 26th, 2020 by

2021 Dodge Durango GT Prototype. (Spiedbilde).

The 2021 model year of the Dodge Durango will include an update for the current-generation SRT trim with the addition of the SRT Hellcat trim. The 2021 Durango will be powered by the supercharged, high-output 6.2L Hellcat V8. The new Durango SRT Hellcat trim is one of the SRT (Street Racing Technology) vehicles offered by Dodge. Dodge offers an SRT Hellcat trim with the Challenger, Charger, and now the Durango. This new trim will also bring exclusively badging and style. Allow us to explain what customers have previously found with the Durango, what Dodge will offer, and how some fans couldn’t wait for the debut of the SRT Hellcat Durango.

Making the Hellcat of a Durango

The fastest reigning and available Dodge Durango right now is the SRT trim that offers a 6.4-Liter HEMI V8 powertrain that produces 475 horsepower and a solid 470 lb-ft of torque rating. Some loyal Dodge fanatics have been clamoring for the speed offered with the Hellcat.  And in waiting for the SRT Hellcat in the Durango, more than one person decided they had to take the matter into their own hands. With the right guidance, Vector Motorsports created a nice attempt to build an SRT Hellcat of a 2018 Dodge Durango

Vector Motorsports Goes All In

Going the extra mile to make a Durango that added the power of the Hellcat, Vector Motorsports placed a lot of attention into upgrading under the hood. Rather than just get a Hellcrate and add a Hellcat engine into a Dodge Durango SRT, Vector Motorsports modified the 6.4-Liter HEMI V8 and added a ProCharger blower. Where the Dodge SRT Hellcat motor is made with a positive-displacement twin-screw supercharger, ProCharger specializes in centrifugal-style blowers, they are driven by belts rather than exhaust gases. Centrifugal superchargers don’t tend to have the same immediacy as twin-screw or roots-type blowers; they really need to get moving before they gain a strong boost pressure. With this upgrade, this modified Durango offers 615 horsepower at all four wheels. The expectation for the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is expected to offer as much as 700 horsepower.

Enhancing the Hellcat

Vector Motorsports decided to up the ante as they further modified their 2018 Dodge Durango SRT with a full Motion Control Suspension, two-piece brake rotors, and track-savvy wheels and tires. Some thought behind how to handle the extra stress carried by the supercharger, the team built the engine with a built block with forged VMS rods, pistons, and crank, an improved fuel system, and new headers. The result is the closet thing to an SRT Hellcat Durango. The three-row SUV built would end up being test-driven at the Gingerman Raceway in Michigan. For those who can’t wait to drive the new 2021 Dodge Durango, come to us at Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram to experience the latest Dodge vehicles. 

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