Fiat Chrysler Automobiles didn’t publish the 0-to-60, quarter-mile, and maximum velocity of the Pursuit Speed Trap Concept, but on the upside, there’s no denying the three-row family SUV is capable of hitting triple digit speeds. In the case of the SRT with the 6.4-liter engine, the $62,995 model matches the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk with a top speed of 180 mph.
David Hakim explains on Dodge Garage the concept “will travel through seven states competing at eight tracks along the way.” Racking up 4,000 miles on real roads on a week-long trip is one thing, but the law enforcement-styled livery is certain to make a few people panic.
In addition to the engine swap, the Durango is modded with “Mopar lowering springs and a low-restriction, cat-back exhaust system.” Replacing the 392 with the Hellcat wasn’t hard considering both engines “Share the same basic exterior dimensions.”
The MP 3015C transfer case ensures a torque split of 40 percent to the front and 60 percent to the rear in regular driving conditions. Going into Track Mode channels 70 percent of the suck-squeeze-bang-blow to the rear, which is wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero performance tires.
Another area the engineers at SRT updated the Durango is the braking system. With 15.75-inch discs and six-piston calipers up front plus 13.78-inch discs and four-piston calipers at the rear, this gentle giant has the stopping power to match the supercharged blunderbuss under the hood.