‘Last Hurrah’ for 700 hp V8: Dodge’s Hellcat Durangos mark end of Challenger and Charger production.
Surprising enthusiasts once again, Dodge has recently revealed plans for a new series of limited edition trims under the Last Call banner for the 2024 Durango model. With multiple versions set to launch throughout the year, we can anticipate the first one, the SRT 392 AlcHemi, to make its debut soon.
This is not a mere error. Instead, it’s intended as a playful reference to alchemy. For those familiar with Dungeons & Dragons or medieval history, alchemy is the practice of transforming common metals into gold. In line with this concept, the SRT 392 AlcHemi features striking yellow Brembo brakes, custom graphics adorned with yellow accents, and vibrant yellow details within the interior. It also comes equipped with sleek black exhaust tips, stylish 20-inch Satin Black wheels, sleek black badges, and luxurious carbon-fiber elements in the interior. Staying true to the metallic theme, exterior color options are limited to neutral hues such as black, two shades of gray, and white.
The SRT 392 AlcHemi is an aesthetic upgrade, with no significant alterations to the internal components. The vehicle retains its powerful 6.4-liter Hemi engine, producing 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. These impressive figures are transmitted to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
“We will continue to follow the same strategy as we did with the Dodge Charger and Challenger, by paying tribute to the V-8 Hemi engine that has been the driving force behind Dodge’s dominance in the performance SUV market,” stated Tim Kuniskis, CEO of Dodge. “In 2024, we will release special edition ‘Last Call’ models of the Durango, commemorating the most powerful SUV to date.”
Could a wild Durango Demon 170 with more than 1,000 horsepower be in development? The answer to that remains unknown. However, according to Dodge’s official statement, the Last Call modifications will eventually be available for the Durango Hellcat, which is currently equipped with a fierce 710 horsepower in its standard form. Furthermore, Dodge has also announced that the Last Call option will continue to be offered for the 2025 model year.
Currently, the SRT 392 AlcHemi has a limited production of 1,000 vehicles, with 250 units available in each of the mentioned colors. The added package will cost an extra $3,595 on top of the regular Durango SRT 392’s MSRP, but it is likely that dealers will mark up the price even further. Manufacturing will commence in April and the initial batch will be shipped out in May.