Those who were lucky enough to snag a 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat received a surprise in April: the monster SUV became less rare.
When the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat was announced in July of 2020 the automaker said it would only build the supercharged SUV for about six months. That time only allowed for 2,000 units to be built, according to Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis. Things have changed.
In April, Dodge Garage, an outlet owned by Stellantis, revealed that Dodge will ramp up production of the 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat and build more than the originally planned 2,000 units.
A Stellantis spokesperson confirmed to Motor Authority on Tuesday the automaker will now produce 3,000 units of the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcats as first reported by Muscle Cars & Trucks.
“Any time you launch a limited-production vehicle and plan to build fewer units than the number of Dodge dealers across the country, you risk leaving a lot of customers very unhappy. As we finalized the production plan for this amazing SUV, we found a way to move some 6.2-liter Hemi Hellcat V-8 engines from other vehicles to ensure every ‘sold order’ in our systems will get built. We didn’t want to disappoint these customers and wanted to find a way to ensure they are part of the Brotherhood of Muscle,” Bob Broderdorf, Director, Dodge Brand, told Dodge Garage.
Dodge’s plan in April was to fulfill remaining orders, but now that’s changed. A Stellantis spokesperson told MA that the 1,000 units will fulfill sold orders in the system and allow customers to place orders today if they want.
The next batch of Durango Hellcats will thunder down the assembly line in June, and the three-row Hellcat will drive off into the history books when 2022 Durango production begins later this summer.
It took only two months after the order books opened for the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat to sell out despite the $82,490 price.
As a reminder, the Durango Hellcat’s powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that produces 710 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque. It’s capable of 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and an NHRA-certified quarter-mile time of 11.5 seconds of 118 mph on its way to a top speed of 180 mph. It can also tow up to 8,700 lb.
Despite the increased production, the Durango SRT Hellcat will still be rarer than the Demon, but just barely as only 3,300 units were built.