SUVs that Can Beat the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

The Dodge Durango SUV has received a new version — the new 720-hp SRT Hellcat. Is this enough to become the new king?

Dodge has released an updated version of the Durango SUV. The main innovation is a look of the new SUV with a 6.2-liter V8 Hellcat compressor engine. The same engine is used for the medium-sized Jeep Grand Cherokee. However, the unit's output was increased to 720 hp and 875 Nm especially for the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat.

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This allowed it to claim the title of the most powerful SUV in the world. Paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, the 720-hp V8 Hellcat allows the SUV to accelerate from 0-96 km/h in 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 290 km/h.

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The new most powerful SUV in the world surpassed the co-platform Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk by only 3 hp and 1 Nm. However, dynamic characteristics of the models are identical. Like the Durango SRT Hellcat, the donor model accelerates from 0-96 km / h in 3.5 seconds, and a top speed is the same 290 km/h.

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Of course, there are models in the world that match and even surpass the 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat in performance, but mostly these are cars modified by tuners, e.g. the TechArt Cayenne Magnum built by specialists of the German Atelier on the base of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.

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TechArt's version is 150 hp more powerful than the standard Turbo S: the tuners have brought the engine's output to 720 hp, while a maximum torque has increased from 800 to 920 Nm. The tuned Porsche Cayenne accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 4.0 seconds and reaches a top speed of 298 km/h.

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An equally impressive example is in the collection of Hennessey Performance, an American tuning studio. This is an 817-hp Cadillac Escalade that can accelerate from 0 to 96 km / h in 3.9 seconds and pass a quarter of a mile (402 m) in 12.3 seconds.

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The HPE800 tuning kit allows achieving such impressive characteristics. It involves replacing a number of components, including a 2.9-liter compressor, a new manifold, pistons, valves and an intercooler. As a result of improvements, a maximum torque increases to impressive 1100 Nm.

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The Brabus GLE 850 Coupe also deserves attention. This is a modified version of the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe equipped with a 6.0-liter biturbo V8, developing 850 hp and 1450 Nm. A 0-100 km/h time of this all-terrain vehicle is 3.8 seconds. A top speed reaches 320 km/h.

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