The existence of the absolutely insane 710-horsepower Hellcat version of the Durango SRT is proof enough that buyers want stratospheric levels of speed in their SUVs. 0-60 in 3.5 seconds, a top speed of 180 mph, and the quarter-mile in a scant 11.5 seconds at 118 mph. But what if that's still just not enough? Hennessey Performance has the answer with its Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat HPE1000. 1,012 horsepower to be exact. If you think that's totally nuts, you'd be right.
The upgrade takes place via the company's HPE1000 kit that reduces the 0-60 time to 2.8 seconds, which is faster than many supercars, including the Acura NSX. Keep in mind that the Durango SRT Hellcat weighs a staggering 5,600 pounds, or a little bit more than the weight of two Hyundai Venue crossovers. This means the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 can move the weight of two cars at supercar speeds. Just try to wrap your brain around that, now.
And lest other Durango SRT Hellcat owners think you have the same thing, the HPE1000 package adds visual changes including special badging and serial-numbered plaques to set your monster apart from other, lesser beasts.
Here are the vital stats from the Hennessey Performance website:
- 1,012 bhp @ 6,500 rpm
- 969 lb-ft torque @ 4,200 rpm
- 0-60 mph: 2.8 sec
- 1/4 mile: 10.8 sec @ 126 mph
The standard Durango SRT Hellcat already qualified as the world's quickest, most powerful SUV, so the version from Hennessey Performance is downright staggering. It eclipses powerhouses like the Tesla Model X, Mercedes-AMG GLC 63, BMW X5 M Competition, Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR, and even the Lamborghini Urus.
While there's no word on what the cost will be for the kit (on top of the $82,490 base price of the Durango SRT Hellcat), but we're guessing it will send the price into six-figure territory. That's a bargain compared to the $218,009 Lambo Urus and the $160,000 Bentley Bentayga. Just keep in mind that Hennessey is only building 50 of them, so get in line now.