The 3-row Hellcat has risen from the dead.

On Monday, the 2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat was announced with the very same 710-hp supercharged six.two-liter Hellcat V-eight engine as the 2021 model that the business stated could not meet emissions requirements. But how? It was not magic. As an alternative, it took some hard work by the engineering staff.

“Exact same energy, very same auto, they received genuine great and figured it out,” Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis stated at a background occasion for the automotive media.

When Dodge announced the 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat as a 180-mph family members hauler in 2020, Kuniskis was clear with Motor Authority: The Durango Hellcat would dwell for a single single model 12 months and die. The explanation was the Hellcat’s supercharged V-eight powertrain in the Durango’s platform would not meet new EVAP emissions needs that have been set to get into impact for the 2022 model 12 months.

And but, the car meets these requirements for the 2023 model 12 months. Nothing at all has modified with the principles.

Dodge spokesperson Dave Elshoff advised MA the engineering staff “enhanced the fuel method to meet LEVIII zero evaporative emissions, which are needed for the 2023 model 12 months and past.”

To do this, the staff created mechanical adjustments to the fuel tank, fuel filler, and carbon canister.

2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

Although Dodge had to greater management the evaporative emissions from the Durango Hellcat, the fuel techniques in the Charger and Challenger Hellcats, which are developed on a diverse platform, have met laws. Exact same goes for the Ram 1500 TRX.

When Dodge announced the Durango Hellcat in 2020, Kuniskis stated it would only be developed for 6 months. That left adequate time to screw with each other fewer than two,000 units, producing the Durango SRT Hellcat rarer than the Dodge Demon.

But Dodge ended up developing three,000 2021 Durango SRT Hellcats, which even now created it rarer than the Demon but only by 300 units. The automaker claimed it was ready to move some supercharged six.two-liter V-eight Hellcat engines from other autos to make sure each “offered purchase” in the method received developed.

Elshoff advised MA the 2023 Durango SRT Hellcat will not be a volume restricted model, but the automaker will stability Hellcat volume among this and the particular final edition designs. When asked if the the Durango SRT Hellcat would stick all around past 2023 Kuniskis advised the media “only 2023 model 12 months for now.” Elshoff advised MA, “it truly is a single 12 months, but we are hoping for much more.”

The final time we drove the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat we deemed it was in a class of a single. Now that class of a single will dwell a tiny longer.

As for how prolonged the Charger and Challenger Hellcats will final, Kuniskis confirmed to MA at the 2021 LA automobile present, they would die soon after 2023. “I will have this auto (referring to the two), this platform, this powertrain as we know it via the finish of ’23. There is two much more many years to acquire a Hellcat, then it truly is background.” He was referring to the Dodge Challenger and Charger. Each of which will die soon after 2023 and not be replaced with a V-eight-powered car. An electrical muscle auto will arrive in 2024 as the direct substitute.