Dodge Durango Hellcat

Dodge Durango Hellcat: "In the future, every car will be a Hellcat for 15 minutes," Andy Warhol once did not actually say. But that's only because the Hellcat did not exist at the time. While FCA's use of the Hellcat engine throughout the lineup has been sparing, at least for now, it doesn't mean that Mopar fans are necessarily limited by what's on the official dealership menu.

Enter the Durango Hellcat, a one-off created for a customer who wanted to get her husband a gift, as Motor Authority reports, by turning his daily driver into something with a little more punch. Plum Floored Creations, a Mopar shop in the Phoenix area, obliged by dialing up a 2011 Dodge Durango R/T to Hellcat specs.

What did that all entail? First and foremost, Plum Floored installed a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 Hellcat engine, ditching the stock 2.3-liter supercharger in favor of a Whipple 2.9-liter unit in the process. The supercharger swap required some CNC machining of the 6.2-liter heads, but the point of the supercharger swap itself was the ability to use the Durango's stock ECU to run the electronic blow-off valve, as the Durango's older ECU did not play with the modern Hellcat's supercharger.

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03 Dec 2018