It was gone and it was not supposed to return. Now the most-potent (fuel-powered) SUV ever launched is back.

On Monday in the course of its Dodge Pace Week festivities at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan, Dodge announced the Durango SRT Hellcat will return for 2023 in all its 710-hp glory. Dodge says it revived the Durango Hellcat due to common demand.

The Durango SRT Hellcat debuted for the 2021 model yr and was supposed to be constrained to two,000 examples. Dodge ultimately opened up far more manufacturing to construct a single for each offered buy, expanding the quantity to three,000 units.

Even though an capability to meet 2022 emissions requirements was initially quoted as a cause for the vehicle’s a single-and-accomplished stature, Dodge has fixed that concern so the Durango Hellcat can return for 2023.

Like the 2021 model, the new Durango Hellcat is the most potent fuel SUV ever thanks to a supercharged six.two-liter V-eight that can make 645 lb-ft of torque in addition to its 710 horses. Teamed with common all-wheel drive, which is great for a -60 mph run of three.five seconds, an eleven.five-2nd quarter-mile time, and a best velocity of 180 mph. It can also carry up to 7 passengers can tow up to eight,700 lb.

2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

All that electrical power can be difficult to place to the pavement, so Dodge offers the two Launch Handle and Launch Aid to attain people overall performance figures. The latter utilizes wheel-velocity sensors to detect wheel hop then adjusts the torque to regain grip.

The Hellcat V-eight utilizes a two.four-liter supercharger that can spin up to 13,000 rpm. The V-eight is teamed with an eight-velocity automated transmission with steering-wheel paddle shifters for guide handle. The Durango Hellcat also has 7 driving modes, such as Car, Sport, Track, Snow, Tow, Eco, and Valet.

But the Durango Hellcat will get far more than just a monster engine. Massive Brembo brakes support haul it down from its added-legal speeds. Up front, it has two-piece six-piston calipers that clamp down on 15.eight-inch vented rotors, even though out back it will get four-piston calipers and 13.eight-inch vented rotors. Dodge also tunes the suspension to manage the electrical power and offer a sportier truly feel.

Hellcat exterior styling components consists of a front fascia with a chin splitter, engine oil cooler duct, air guidebook, and a snorkel for cold air induction. A rear spoiler offers 140 lb of downforce at 180 mph, even though SRT Hellcat fender badges inform onlookers what lurks below the sculpted hood.

2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

Within, the 2023 Durango Hellcat will get red-accented gauges and nappa leather- and suede-covered sport seats with heating, cooling, and embroidered SRT logos. Launch Handle is accessed by means of a dashboard toggle, and drivers will see a “Smoke Demonstrate” startup sequence, as effectively as other Hellcat-only graphics on the digital instrument cluster and center touchscreen. An obtainable Plus bundle adds Laguna leather seats, a sunroof, a trailer towing bundle, and added security attributes. On best of that, a Premium bundle adds red seat belts, a leather-wrapped instrument panel, carbon-fiber interior trim, and a Harman Kardon 19-speaker sound method.

These who missed out on the 1st run of three,000 autos can place in their orders for the new Hellcat in September and anticipate to get their autos in early 2023. The SRT Hellcat joins a 2023 Durango lineup that also is made up of SXT, GT, R/T, Citadel, and SRT 392 trim amounts.