If you think the 707-horsepower (527-kilowatt) Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is ridiculous (and we mean that in the best way possible), imagine that same Hellcat motor shoved underneath the hood of a three-row Dodge Durango. Arizona’s Plum Floored Creations will give you that 700-horsepower family hauler you’ve been dreaming of, at an added, of course.
Interested parties can get their 2010 model year or later Durango R/T fixed up with the Hellcat treatment for a cool $40,000. For most Mopar faithful, that's a small price to pay for an SUV that’s more powerful than most modern supercars.
Under the hood is the same 6.2-liter supercharged V8 found on the Charger, Challenger, and Grand Cherokee. For Durangos built between 2010 and 2013, the shop is forced to swap out the stock 2.3-liter supercharged in place of a larger 2.9-liter unit. For 2014 and above, the stock engine and supercharger remain. All said and done, the Durango produces a respectable 698 horsepower (520 kilowatts) at the crank, and 570 horsepower (425 kilowatts) at the wheels, as noted by this dyno video.
All that power is paired to a new heavy-duty six-speed ATS Stage Three transmission, Brembo Brakes with six-piston calipers up front, four-piston calipers in the rear, and new 22-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in 285/40 rubber. The front and rear driveshafts have been replaced, but the ales and differential remain stock, surprisingly, sending 698 hp (520 kW) to all four wheels.
Since there’s no launch control system like the Grand Cherokee, the Durango makes its first two shifts just shy of 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) at 6,000 rpm. It’s probably still pretty quick, though. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk sprints to 60 (96 kmh) in about 3.5 seconds, so the Durango Hellcat shouldn’t be far behind.
Whatever the case, it's a near-700-hp Dodge Durango, and that's awesome.
Source: Plum Floored Creations via Motor Authority