Confirmed: Dodge Durango To Finally Get Performance Makeover

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The original rumour of a performance-orientated Durango appeared five years ago, but confirmation is in.

With the acronym SRT (Street & Racing Technology) a synonym for performance, any Dodge bearing the badge is guaranteed to be interesting. The thing is, there's already a large SUV with the same badge, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, so what gives? Well the Jeep is about to step up it's game after confirmation that it's getting a Hellcat engine in 2018, so according to Automotive News the Dodge Durango SRT will have a gap to fill in the market.

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While things still need to be set in stone, the Durango SRT will in all likelihood see fitment of the 6.4-liter V8 that, without a supercharger, churns out a still enviable 475 hp and 470 lb-ft. The current R/T AWD model uses a 5.7-liter V8 Hemi, so with the bigger motor things shouldn't be too different weight-wise, but that extra capacity and the SRT fiddling means that the 475 hp rating is 105 hp more than the current 375 hp, and in this game more is always better. On the looks front, we're expecting the SRT version of the Durango to look pretty damn intimidating. The R/T version pictured above is already a head turner, so now we wait and see.

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