The Dodge Durango The SRT Hellcat was renewed for the 2023 model year amid high demand for the vehicle.
Dodge introduced first Durango SRT Hellcat 2021 model year but made a special decision to produce it for just one year. Now it’s back and was shown for the first time at the three-day Dodge Speed Week event.
Like the original, the 2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is powered by the automaker’s beloved 710-hp supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V8. and 645 lb-ft of torque. This engine features a forged steel crankshaft, forged alloy pistons, powder-forged connecting rods and is mated to a TorqueFlite 8HP95 eight-speed automatic transmission with seven available drive modes.
In a straight line, the Durango SRT Hellcat can hit 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and run the quarter mile in 11.5 seconds. The maximum speed is 180 miles per hour.
As with the 2021 model, the 2023 Durango SRT Hellcat immediately differentiates itself from lesser variants thanks to a host of visual and aerodynamic modifications. Among the most obvious changes are a revised front fascia with a chin splitter, a cold air intake tube, and a rear spoiler that generates 140 pounds of downforce at the SUV’s top speed.
Various other upgrades were made. These include a Brembo brake setup with six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers clamping 15.75-inch front and 13.8-inch rear vented rotors. Dodge also equipped the top-of-the-line Durango with Launch Control and a Launch Assist program that uses wheel-speed sensors to monitor wheel jumps at launch and adjusts engine torque for maximum traction.
Customers will be able to order their 2023 Durango SRT Hellcat with one of two available packages, Plus and Premium. The former adds high-performance Laguna leather seats, a trailer hitch, a power sunroof, and a variety of adaptive and advanced safety features. The Premium package complements the Plus and includes red seat belts, a leather instrument panel, carbon fiber interior accents, and a 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.
“The Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat generated wild enthusiasm and demand since its introduction in 2020 – we even extended its initial production run – so it seemed only fitting to bring back the most powerful SUV in history as part of our historic 2023 model year Dodge lineup,” Dodge said in a statement. brand’s Tim Kuniskis “Muscle enthusiasts have families, too, and the 2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat can take those families where they want to go with the ability to tow 8,700 pounds.”
Orders for the 2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat will begin in September 2022, with first dealer deliveries scheduled for early 2023.