Hennessey announces 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat HPE1000

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This news should come as no surprise to anyone. Hennessey says it plans to make a Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat HPE1000, which is an even more powerful version of the incoming Durango SRT Hellcat.

Through a series of upgrades, Hennessey has the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 up to 1,012 horsepower and 969 pound-feet of torque. To get to those numbers, Hennessey says it has a 2.65-liter supercharger system, pulley upgrade, throttle body upgrade, high-flow supercharger bypass valve, high-flow air intake system, a Boost-a-pump system, stainless steel long-tube heads and high -flow catalysts.

All these upgrades leave you with a claimed time of 0-60mph of 2.8 seconds and a quarter mile time of 10.8 seconds at 126mph. For a three-row SUV, those numbers are downright silly. From the factory, Dodge claims a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds. Chopping 0.8 seconds off a time of 0-60mph by adding 302 horsepower is a tough question, but the traction on all four wheels gives this an advantage most Hellcat powered vehicles on the road don’t have. Hennessey doesn’t say anything about top speed, but it’s capable of 180 mph from the factory. We are waiting for the inevitable videos from Hennessey to confirm all performance figures.

There is no sale date or price for the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat HPE1000, but if you want one expect it to be expensive. The upgrades are mostly power related, but Hennessey also sticks on HPE1000 badges and special plaques. The single photo shows a black painted Durango Hellcat with a simple Hennessey sticker on the windshield.

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