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Dodge Durango Hellcat: it is too good to be true

2021-12-12

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 The automobile industry is changing. Some say it's for the best, and others think it's just not right. As much as I'd like to tell you that good stories never end, I think this one was even too short to be called a story. If you've read the title, you know we're talking about the Dodge Durango Hellcat. It's pointless to say that I was very excited when the American manufacturer first announced that they were going to put the Hellcat engine in the Durango SUV. In case you didn't know, I was lucky enough to get my hands on a 2018 R/T Durango, and even though I sold it, this remains one of my favorite vehicles. Unfortunately for me, the Hellcat version is way out of my budget.
 
This isn't a criticism, but it's more like a celebration. When Dodge announced they were going to make a Durango Hellcat, they told us it was going to be made for only half a year since it wasn't going to be able to meet the emission test after this period. However, the American manufacturer was able to produce a few more Durango Hellcat thanks to green credit. If you don't know what green credit is, it's basically when a manufacturer will make a lot of money, but Vehicles that aren't that good for the environment is buying green credit from another company that makes green car but doesn't make much profit on them. Well, I'll tell you, and you might be surprised, but you have to think of Tesla for saving the Durango Hellcat for a couple more months and other Hellcat vehicles for couple more years. Yeah, I know it sounds weird, but it's basically what happened.
 
Why? 
 
Even if it doesn't make any sense, I want one. Why may you ask perhaps? And why not is my answer basically. After all, the Durango Hellcat is everything you can dream of and even more. It's an SUV, it's pretty capable, it has a good towing capacity, and it is surprisingly good outside of the road. This isn't it since it has more than enough space for all the family, and it is very comfortable too. Am I missing anything? Oh yeah, maybe the fact that it's powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that produces 710 horsepower and 645 foot-pounds of torque sending it to all four wheels. This makes it basically faster than all other Hellcat-equipped vehicles.
 
At the end of the day, we all know that the Dodge Durango Hellcat wasn't meant to last, so has the hellcat engine itself. The Dodge brand Is going to change a lot in the next few years, And there isn't much we can do about it. Well, the last thing we have to do, in fact, is to hope Dodge is going to use electrification to make more power instead of focusing on pure efficiency. Anyways will have to wait until 2024 to know what is going to happen with Dodge, but the brand has a bright future I had of itself. 

 

Jean-Sébastien Poudrier
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