Okay, we are officially confused. A few days ago, we spied a prototype of the Hellcat-powered Dodge Durango, and now we got the spy shots of the 2018 Durango SRT. We know it’s the SRT because it’s spied near SRT’s headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
If you ask us, we would love to see both, the Hellcat and SRT models, but the chances of this scenario are not too big at all. The all-black prototype suggests that we should see the facelifted SUV with a 6.4L HEMI V8. The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT will get all 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque, which isn’t as much as Hellcat’s 707 ponies, but it’s more than enough for impressive performance. After all, today’s most impressive model produces up to 360 hp, so the new range topper should be very interesting option irrespective of which mill they choose.
Styling wise, the black 2018 Durango SRT seems to feature a large bulge on the hood. The prototype also hides a small scope that will additionally cool of the engine, as well as totally redesigned headlights. The new bumper isn’t just bigger but sports bigger for lamps. You won’t see anything new around back now, yet the production model could have new taillights and a completely new exhaust system. This is the new high-performance Durango, so it should also get a retuned suspension and larger brakes (most likely Brembo). Of course, the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT will get a specific treatment inside. The carmaker won’t skimp on leather, chrome, and other premium materials, so the three-row SUV should get the astonishing interior.
According to the latest reports, the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT or Hellcat will be introduced at the 2017 New York Auto Show.