Just in time to celebrate America's independence.
Dodge has a big announcement coming this Thursday, July 2. What is it, exactly? Well, there will be several things, actually. The 2021 Dodge lineup will be making its official debut and it just so happens to be the start of the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The timing couldn't be more perfect to unleash lots and lots of horsepower. How, much exactly? Dodge calculated it to be 8,950 hp.
Today, the automaker has released a teaser video for the new lineup, only not a single car is shown. Instead, it's a rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" with sounds of the supercharged Hemi V8 engines. Absolutely brilliant idea.
"The sound of a screaming supercharged Hemi is so distinctive that this teaser video doesn't need a single image… if you know, you know," said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars for FCA North America. "Tune in July 2 to celebrate with Dodge the pursuit of life, liberty and 8,950 horsepower."
Dodge says that three additional teaser videos, one on each of its Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram channels, will premiere on July 1.
"If you listen closely, and we know our fans will, you will get a taste of what's coming for Dodge SRT in 2021," Kuniskis added. "We think our fans will pick up on a few key notes." What could he be possibly referring to? One immediate thought is the long-rumored Dodge Durango Hellcat.
An earlier report claimed the Durango Hellcat might be delayed by a few months because of the coronavirus pandemic, but this likely only refers to its production start date, not its official reveal. Even so, a delayed production start wouldn't prevent it from going on sale for the 2021 model year.
Like the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat, the new SUV trim will come powered by the 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 with a total 707 hp. It's also slated to feature FCA's "eTorque" mild-hybrid system. In any case, we'll have our answer this week. Stay tuned!