During a recent Street Car Takeover event in Virginia, the AMP Durango Hellcat raced against a wide range of competitors, doing short 1/8 mile runs as well as quarter mile ones. While dispatching an old C6 Corvette, the Durango flew past the quarter mile marker in just 9.85 seconds at 137 mph (220 kph). That’s almost Ferrari SF90-levels of fast.
The most interesting run, however, came against a Challenger Redeye, which concluded with the muscle car coming out on top by a hair. The latter covered the quarter mile in 10-seconds flat (literally, 10.00 seconds) at 121 mph (195 kph), while the modded Durango took 10.07 seconds at 135 mph (217 kph). Obviously the SUV was faster, but it just couldn’t put together as good a run as before.
Fresh out the factory, the Durango SRT Hellcat produces 710 hp (720 ps) and 640 lb-ft (875 Nm) of torque thanks to a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine. It’s capable of getting from zero to 60 mph (97 kph) in just 3.5 seconds, and again, that’s before you fiddle with the engine in any way, shape or form.