With the Durango SRT, the guys over at the Dodge didn’t prove much except that the ...
With the Durango SRT, the guys over at the Dodge didn’t prove much except that the engine bay and can fit 6.4 liters of the naturally aspirated HEMI V8 goodness.
A $62,995 rehash of the rather old design, the Durango SRT is described as the America’s fastest three-row SUV by Dodge. Plum Floored Creations and begs to differ, though.
Introducing Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat, which isn’t the production model offered by this automaker, and the creation of… uhm, Plum Floored Creations.
As the name implies, the engine bay is full of the 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8, the blown HEMI to rule all modern iterations of a HEMI plant.
In the video below, the Durango Hellcat flexes its muscles on the Phoenix, Arizona-based shop’s dyno, and producing almost 700 horsepower at the crank.
Mind you, a factory-spec 2.3-liter blower running 11.6 psi of boost was swapped for the 2.9-liter Whipple pushing 11 psi. Going the way of Whipple allowed a mad professors at Plum Floored Creations to retain a factory engine control unit.
The 5-speed automatic transmission, meanwhile, made way for the 6-speeder with the one-piece aluminum driveshaft and the billet torque converter.
The 356-T6 alloy 6.2 heads used exclusively on the factory supercharged HEMIs were CNC machined to accept a bigger blower, explains the tuning shop. The factory-spec exhaust system was disposed, in came 3 piping with 5 tips.
At the same time a front drive, was also replaced with the new unit. The results are impressive, however surprising domesticated unless you push further down a go pedal, argues Plum Floored Creations, and it makes sense when you bear in mind the bad boy sends the goodies to all four wheels. And yes, a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk also does 4WD.
Now, have the guess how much the Durango Hellcat V8 engine swap costs in the hard-earned green dollar bills. That would be approximately $40,000 plus the Durango, and which is top dollar considering the R/T retails from $42,095.
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