• Your Chances of Getting a Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Just Took a Nosedive

The Durango SRT Hellcat isn’t a limited model, but it kind of is

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After various spy shots and a [teaser in February 2020 that hinted at a Durango Hellcat, we kind of knew that it was coming. But, Dodge did kind of dropped it on us out of nowhere,, and it was pretty damn impressive. A Durango with a supercharged, 6.2-liter, V-8 that delivers 710 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque wasn’t necessarily what we needed, but it damn sure was what we wanted. It can even get to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and tops out at 180 mph – performance figures that were once limited to high-end sports cars and supercars not that long ago. Things were looking good, but now it seems that it might be a little harder to get a Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat that previously thought, thanks to a short production run.

Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat – A Six-Month Special

As it turns out, Dodge is only planning to produce the Durango SRT Hellcat for a period of six months.

That’s it. There isn’t technically a production cap or a specific number that will be built, but Dodge remains adamant that it will be less than 2,000. With those words, your chances of getting one have slimmed down quite a bit.

In an interview with Muscle Cars and Trucks, Head of Passenger Cars for Dodge, Tim Kuniskis, laid it all out for us:

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”(The Durango Hellcat) is not limited, not serialized like what we do with (Dodge Demon), but we’re only building them for six months. With all of the changes we made in the plant to come back up (to production) post-COVID with the sequencing and spacing in the plant, it’s changed the number we can build… I don’t have an actual number, but it will be less than 2,000. I don’t how much less than 2,000. It will be determined by customer demand and how much we can build in that six-month period.”

If you factor in the desire for SUVs, performance vehicles, and anything with a Hellcat badge, chances are that the order books for the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat will close just as quickly as they open. So, if you’re really hoping to get your hands on one, you should probably be ready to make your order the moment the books open later this fall. Chances are that it’s not going to last long and, with just a six-month production run, I’m guessing there really is an availability number that Dodge will set. If not, it just might have to cancel orders once they are placed.

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The other uncertainty here is pricing.

With the range-topping SRT trim starting out at $62,995, you can bet the SRT Hellcat will command a hefty premium. We’re guessing it’ll be somewhere in the $75,000 - $80,000 range – a far cry from the entry-level SXT at $30,795.

For now, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see fewer than 1,500 Durango SRT Hellcats built over that six-month period. If you’re planning to order one, I wish you the best of luck.

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat specifications
Type and Description 90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled
Displacement, cu. in. (cu. cm.) 376 cu. in. (6,166 cu. cm.)
Bore x Stroke 4.09 x 3.58 (103.9 x 90.9)
Valve System Pushrod-operated overhead valves, 16 valves with sodium-filled exhaust valves and hollow stem intake valves, 16 conventional hydraulic lifters, all with roller tips
Fuel Injection Sequential, multiport, electronic, returnless; Fuel Saver mode
Construction Deep-skirt cast-iron block with cross-bolted main bearing caps, aluminum alloy heads with hemispherical combustion chambers
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Power 710 bhp (529 kW) @ 6,100 rpm
Torque 640 lb.-ft. (637 N•m) @ 4,300 rpm
0 to 60 mph 3.5 seconds
Top Speed 180 mph
Quarter mile 11.5 seconds
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