Quarter miles van

Chicago, 8 February 2017

Dodge currently once again boils on the very hot flame. At the New York Auto Show in April 2017 is to present the totally radical Challenger SRT demon (Yes, there is actually an increase after the 717 PS of strong Challenger Hellcat). Two months earlier, at the Chicago Auto Show 2017, tolls but now the Durango SRT. Yes, Dodge stuffs its 6.4 liter HEMI V8 actually in a huge van (also six-seater SUV applies depending on the interpretation). Where that is the topic within the group not brand new Yes. The Jeep Grand Cherokee stands on the same platform as the Durango and is to have for a long time in a primed SRT version.

As soon as van

With 482 HP and 637 Newton meters, the Durango SRT Dodge is a veritable performance car despite the unfamiliar shape. Or to put it in their own words: "The Dodge Charger of the full size SUV segment". The bare data substantiate this in impressive manner. You drop the hammer, the 2.5-tonne heaves in 4.4 seconds 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h). The quarter-mile stretches down the families monster in 12.9 seconds. For comparison: the new Ford GT will need 10.8 seconds. A 2017er Porsche 911 with PDK or the Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio need 11.9 seconds. A bit afraid that somehow.

Several chassis improvements

To prevent that the Durango SRT is driving like a turbine-powered House, it has provided him with the appropriate technology. He comes only with all-wheel drive and get an active Center differential that can slide up to 70 percent of the force in the direction of rear axle. There are adjustable adaptive dampers and stiffer springs and stabilizers that ensure that the debile beast half remains on course. Maybe also not quite stupid: The Durango SRT brakes with 380 mm discs and six-piston Brembo calipers front. Rear Potter 350cc derivatives with four-piston calipers. 20-incher with 295er tires strive all around traction.

Little reserved

In typical understated style, the Dodge SRT branded are well known, a leather interior in "Demonic Red Laguna" inside, as well as wider fenders, various air inlets and scoops one also found outside. Rear two thick exhaust pipes terminate probably with adequate sound carpet of the new force. The Durango SRT is not only fast, but also pretty handy with a towing capacity of 3.9 tons. In the United States, the car starts in 2017 in the fourth quarter. After Germany, he will not find their way at least on official routes. The prices are not fixed yet. (black & white)