Better hurry up and place an order while you can.
The wait for the first-ever Hellcat-powered Dodge Durango is finally over.
After unveiling the high-performance three-row SUV back in the summer, Dodge has announced that order books for the 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat are open as of Friday, November 6. If you want one, you'll need to place an order while soon because the Hellcat-powered Durango will be built for a single model year, and production will be capped at just 2,000 examples.
Under the hood, the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat packs a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8 tuned to deliver 710 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque, paired with a quick-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
That's enough grunt to render the Durango SRT Hellcat the most powerful SUV ever, with room for the whole family to come along for the ride. With this setup, Dodge claims the Durango SRT Hellcat will accelerate from 0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds, sprinting through the quarter-mile in 11.5 seconds, with an absolute top speed of 180 mph. For a three-row SUV, those are some astonishing numbers. Special suspension tuning and high-performance Brembo brakes offer plenty of handling and stopping power to go with the outright speed.
Visually, the 2021 Durango's aggressive exterior features a new front fascia, sculpted hood, a new chin splitter, LED headlights and daytime running lights, and a rear spoiler that increases rear downforce by more than 400 percent.
The performance-focused SUV rides on stylish 20-inch wheels. Inside, the 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat is equipped with a largest-in-class 10.1-inch touchscreen, along with a redesigned center console as part of an interior refresh applied to the 2021 Durango range.
Unsurprisingly, the increased performance and limited availability comes at a hefty premium. Whereas the entry-level 2021 Dodge Durango SXT starts at $31,765, the SRT Hellcat version will set you back $80,995 excluding destination charges. Deliveries of the Durango SRT Hellcat are scheduled to begin early next year.