This police-spec Dodge Durango has been kitted out with a 797-hp ‘Redeye’ V8

first_img Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 This year’s 2019 Tire Rack One Lap of America Presented by Grassroots Motorsports Magazine kicks off May 4 in South Bend, Ind., and Dodge//SRT is defending the Dodge Durango SRT’s 2018 One Lap truck/SUV class title, upping its game with a new Durango SRT Pursuit concept called “Speed Trap.”   Dodge The largest one is obviously the heart transplant: a 797-horsepower supercharged V8 borrowed from the Challenger Hellcat Redeye sits underhood, now, offering a serious bump up from the 475 horsepower the truck comes with standard.The high-flow cat-back exhaust is brand-new, and the truck sits 0.6-inches lower on 20-inch wheels to improve handling. Meaty 305-section Pirelli tires help put the power down, or create a big smoke-show, if desired.One Lap of America, for those that don’t know, is exactly what it sounds like: one lap around the United States, made up of visits to several race tracks and interesting events along the way. Think of it as a sequel to the “Cannonball Run” of decades past, which saw people race across the U.S. as fast as they could.RELATED Trending Videos This armored AWD Dodge Charger Hellcat is a dream police cruiserWhen Brock Yates originally started the Cannonball Run, it was, of course, highly illegal, but at least there was a good chance your car was faster than most police cruisers back in the day.Now, with Dodge building cop cars like this, we wouldn’t bet on any sort of luck in that regard. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca advertisement One Lap of America also keeps people from racing on the streets, trading that stuff in for timed runs on certified tracks. Dodge is a regular competitor in the event, and hopes to defend its title in the Truck/SUV class it won last year in a standard Durango SRT. See More Videos Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSDodgeDurangoSUVNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury ‹ Previous Next › Dubai police’s W Motors ‘Ghiath’ knows who you are The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Dodge early May took the wraps off of a 797-horsepower Durango SRT, complete with a police-car livery, built to compete in the famous One Lap of America.The law-enforcement-spec SUV is a bit of cheeky fun from FCA, as evidenced by its nickname, “Speed Trap.” The vehicle will be driven in the event by David Carr, an SRT engineer, and David Hakim, a photographer, who also competed in 2018.Speed Trap is based on a Dodge Durango SRT Pursuit of the kind usually sold only to police fleets, but more than a few modifications have been done to it. last_img read more