The 2021 Dodge SRT lineup has made its official debut, arriving with an earth-moving 8,950 horsepower between them.
The most notable new addition to the 2021 Dodge SRT lineup is the Durango Hellcat. With a supercharged 6.2-litre HEMI V8 engine sitting under the hood, the Durango Hellcat is good for a whopping 710 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque.
Paired with standard all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission, the blown V8 will enable the Durango Hellcat to accelerate from zero to 96 km/h (60 mph) in just 3.5 seconds. It will also complete the quarter-mile in 11.5 seconds and will top out at a vision-blurring 290 km/h.
Don't let the supercharged engine fool you - the Durango Hellcat isn't all about drag-strip performance. This 700-plus-hp three-row SUV can tow up to 8,700 lb, so it's still a sensible option for those who want to tow their boat to the lake or a camper out into the woods. There are also seven available drive modes – Auto, Sport, Track, Snow, Tow, Eco, and Valet – that help ensure this big utility is still ready for any situation.
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Also new to the 2021 Dodge SRT lineup is the Challenger SRT Super Stock. The Super Stock is based on the Challenger Widebody platform and is powered by a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 that is good for 807 hp and 707 lb-ft. Truly setting this package apart are the 18-by-11-inch drag wheels and sticky Nitto NT05R drag radial tires, which help the coupe to accelerate from zero to 96 km/h in 3.25 seconds (in ideal conditions) and complete the quarter-mile in just 10.5 seconds at 131 mph. The package comes with Brembo four-piston front brakes and a performance limited-slip differential with 3.09 gears, as well.
That's not all Dodge and SRT have new for 2021. FCA has also dropped the Hellcat Redeye engine into the Charger Widebody four-door, creating a 797 hp super sedan with a dizzying top speed of 203 mph. The Charger Hellcat Redeye is also the fastest Charger ever in the quarter-mile with a time of 10.6 seconds at 129 mph. Standard Charger Hellcat models get a power boost from 707 hp to 717 hp for the 2021 model year, too.
Moving away from the performance-focused SRT models, the entire Dodge Durango lineup also gets a number of updates for the 2021 model year. This includes a revised front fascia, redesigned LED headlights and a redesigned interior with a new flat-bottom steering wheel and available 10.1-inch Uconnect infotainment screen.
Look for the 2021 SRT models, along with the 2021 Durango, to arrive at Dodge dealers this fall.