Dodge has just unveiled its fastest ever full-size SUV with the launch of the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT ahead of the Chicago Auto Show.
Although the model doesn’t feature the brand’s 707 hp Hellcat engine, it does utilize a 475 hp, 392 cubic-inch Hemi V8 delivering 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. That provides enough grunt to propel the Durango SRT from 0-60 mph (96 km/h) in a brisk 4.4 seconds and down the quarter mile in just 12.9 seconds.
Beyond its V8, the SUV includes a number of impressive features. For starters, it includes a new cold-air intake which helps feed the engine with cool air no matter the driving scenario. Additionally, the vehicle’s TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission has been specially calibrated for use in the Durango SRT and when determining the appropriate shift map, takes into account variables such as tire slip, engine torque gradients and longitudinal and lateral acceleration.