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2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat Confirmed For 2020 New York Auto Show Reveal

America is swamped with large trucks and SUVs. Even New York, the least likely place you’d ever need such a large car, is filled with the things. Only yesterday did we tell you about an accident that happened with an SUV in New York where a pedestrian got stuck underneath one after being hit by it. But Dodge has an answer.

The American company who brought us the all-powerful Challenger Hellcat is adding the Durango to the Hellcat family, with the Hellcat engine being placed under the hood of the large SUV. As usual, the supercharged 6.2-litre V8 will produce 707hp, but unlike in the Challenger and Charger, it will be sent to all four wheels. Each of those horses will be channelled through an 8-speed automatic gearbox, and thanks to this, it’s rumoured that it will be able to hit 60mph in a supercar-killing 3.6 seconds, all while enjoying the whine of the 2.3-litre supercharger that’s producing 11.6lbs of boost.

But of course, this behemoth of a car will need to come to a stop at some point, so each corner has been given 13.8-inch brake rotors, and a limited-slip differential will help it negotiate corners.

The Durango Hellcat will be revealed at the New York International Autoshow this April.

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