Dodge hints at 8950-horsepower 2021 Hemi lineup

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Dodge teased its upcoming 2021 lineup reveal, set for early July, by releasing a 30-second video of engine sounds set to an electric-guitar-fueled Star-Spangled Banner. There’s not much to go on, but there was a noteworthy mention: 8950 horsepower. Presumably, that will be the combined horsepower of Dodge’s 2021 Hemi lineup.

Just looking at V-8 Challenger models we expect to see in 2021, we came up with 4373 horsepower counting both standard and Widebody versions of the Scat Pack, Hellcat, and Hellcat Redeye, along with the R/T. We’re going to assume that the 50th-anniversary models won’t be available for the Challenger’s 51st anniversary. Adding in Charger’s V-8 horsepower, which is 2047, and Durango’s, which is 835, we’re left with a gap of 1695 ponies.

We expect a Hellcat-powered Durango to be announced, so if our math is correct (be nice, it’s tricky) then that could mean that we’ll be getting a pair of 6.4-liter variants to be spread across the Dodge lineup. We doubt the performance engines will find their way into the Journey or Caravan. Minivan with a 485-horse Hemi would be cool, though.

What do you think we’ll see from Dodge? Will Challenger and Charger each get another 6.4-liter Hemi model with a heritage-sourced trim name? Let us know what you hope to see out of Dodge’s performance vehicles.


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