Durango SRT – The “Speed Trap”
New Dodge Durango SRT Pursuit is now available with the advantage of 90-horsepower over the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk. Dodge has added 797-horsepower Hellcat Redeye 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine to its Durango SRT Pursuit SUV. The Dodge Durango SRT Pursuit SUV is also known as “Speed Trap”.
Here’s the one-off @Dodge Durango SRT Pursuit with the 797-hp engine out of the Challenger Redeye attacking the autocross course at #Grissom AFB. #DetroitHustlesHarder @roadshow @OfficialOLOA #OLOA2019 #OneLap #OneLapOfAmerica https://t.co/XvKpMMjqBi pic.twitter.com/Ele3BgffGP— Chris Paukert (@CPAutoScribe) May 4, 2019
The race SUV is also getting improvements in handling via concept lowering springs and 11-inch wide wheels with 305-mm wide tires that are shared with the Challenger Hellcat Widebody. The 15.75-inch brake rotors up front with 6-piston calipers and 13.78-inch rotors with four-piston calipers have also been added to improve the braking system & stopping ability. This setup is similar to the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk SUV.
Dodge removed the two rear rows of seats for weight savings. The factory heated and cooled front seats are still there. Dodge Durango SRT Pursuit also gets roll cage and racing harness. In addition, a set of Mopar Performance springs lowers the ride height, and a set of 20-inch Pirelli performance tires keep the SUV sticking to the road.
High-Flowing catalytic converters, Kooks long-tube headers, a low-restriction stainless steel cat-back exhaust, and the low-profile police light bar & paint scheme are added too.
The special Durango’s upgraded suspension, brakes, and tires, as well as a light bar and siren, are impressive. Dodge SRT Engineering Team says these additions give an output of 797 horsepower (594 kilowatts) and 707 pound-feet (959 Newton-meters) of torque.
Previously, the 475 hp (354 kW/482 PS) Dodge Durango SRT was not a slouch as it can accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.4 seconds and run the quarter-mile in 12.9 seconds. However, because of the even more powerful Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, Durango SRT was behind.
Equipped with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, that produces 707 hp (527 kW / 717 PS) and 645 lb-ft (874 Nm) of torque, the Trackhawk is billed as the “most powerful and quickest SUV ever.” Speaking of the latter, the five-seater can rocket from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 3.5 seconds and run the quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds at 180 mph (290 km/h).