Dodge had no hassle discovering a house for the two,000 models of the 710-horsepower Durango SRT Hellcat it plans to construct; the mannequin was bought out in roughly three months. Demand far exceeded provide, so the corporate will manufacture further examples to maintain power-hungry fans comfortable.
Firm director Bob Broderdorf defined there are extra bought orders than construct slots within the system. As a substitute of forcing sellers to cancel gross sales, and hand-select which clients get an SRT Hellcat (probably with a sizeable mark-up), Dodge pledged to fill each request it has acquired to this point. It will not open the order guide once more, nonetheless, so it is nonetheless too late to purchase one new. In case you missed your likelihood, your greatest wager is to hope one leads to a retailer’s stock.
Constructing further SRT Hellcats will not be so simple as it sounds. Dodge mentioned it could solely manufacture the mannequin for about six months as a result of the Jefferson North meeting plant on the outskirts of Detroit, Michigan, is busy retooling for manufacturing of the next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee, and since the Hellcat-powered Durango does not adjust to the emissions laws scheduled to come back into impact nationwide for the 2022 mannequin 12 months. With no minute to lose, the agency shuffled its components provide channels to ship extra Hellcat bits to the Durango meeting line.
“As we finalized the manufacturing plan for this superb SUV, we discovered a approach to transfer some 6.2-liter Hemi Hellcat V8 engines from different automobiles to make sure each bought order in our methods will get constructed,” mentioned Broderdorf in an interview with Dodge Garage, which is an official publication of Stellantis. He added the subsequent batch will likely be in-built June.
Dodge advised Autoblog it could’t disclose extra particulars, so we do not know what number of further examples of the Durango SRT Hellcat it can construct. We’re hoping it can publish a remaining quantity when manufacturing ends. What’s sure is that the hot-rodded SUV will not be serialized, so even a number of hundred extra examples should not damage its worth or its collectability.