Good news for the unhinged among us—Dodge is bringing back the completely absurd Durango SRT Hellcat for the 2023 model year. Originally, the Durango Hellcat was only to be offered for the 2021 model year, but demand was so strong, Dodge decided to bring it back for another round. It also serves as a send-off for the brand's famous 6.2-liter supercharged V-8.
Dodge says in a separate press release the "Charger and Dodge Challenger, in current form, are coming to an end" for 2023—whatever that means—so it's doing a big muscle-car celebration. It's unclear if the current Durango will continue beyond the 2023 model year, but what is certain is that the supercharged Hellcat engine is going away. That's a good reason to bring the Durango Hellcat back.
Mechanically, the 2023 Durango Hellcat is identical to the 2021 model year, which means its V-8 produces 710 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque. It runs an 11.5-second quarter mile and carries on to a 180 mph top speed, which is just ridiculous for a three-row SUV in 2023 as it was in 2021.
Dodge says the 2023 model year will have more customization options than the 2021 option, and there are a number of new colors, including Frostbite (seen at the top), and Triple Nickel (seen above).
Pricing for the 2023 Durango Hellcat hasn't been announced yet, but it's probably going to be a bit more expensive than the $82,590 2021 model. Order books open next month, with cars expected to arrive at dealers early next year. If you want one, call a dealer soon, because demand will be strong.
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