‘Last Call’ Dodge Durango 392 SRT AlcHEMI Now On Sale As The V8-Powered SUV Faces Extinction

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(Dodge)
durango alchemi
(Dodge)

The Dodge Durango is the final Dodge model available with a V8 engine, but it won’t be for long.

Dodge has already ended production of its V8-powered Charger and Challenger and will do the same with the V8 Durangos at the end of this year as the brand shifts to a new lineup of inline-six-cylinder and all-electric powertrains for its top performance models.

It hasn’t yet confirmed what will replace the Durango, but is sending the current version out with a series of V8-powered ‘Last Call’ models.

This is similar to what it did for the Charger and Challenger last year.

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The first is the Durango SRT 392 AlcHEMI, which features a 475 hp 392-cubic-inch V8 and will see out both that engine and the 2024 Durango as the model year ends in July.

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The Durango SRT 392 AlcHEMI is largely an appearance package that gets 392 fender decals, “honeycomb-textured” racing stripes with yellow accents, yellow Brembo brake calipers, black exhaust tips, black exterior trim pieces, black 20×10-inch SRT wheels, yellow interior stitching and seatback logos and carbon fiber interior trim.

Pricing starts at $91,390 and just 1,000 will be built. Dodge is listing all of the dealers that have one on an online “Horsepower Locator” that will also be used for future Last Call models coming later in the year that feature the Durango’s 5.7-liter V8 and supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 options in 2025 model year vehicles.

The Durango isn’t the only V8-powered SUV from a Stellantis brand that’s going out with a bang. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Final Edition is equipped with the same engine and a host of off-road features.

The Wrangler lists for $101,890 and Jeep will build 3,400 of them, with 3,000 earmarked for the U.S., 300 for Canada and 100 for other countries, while the Wrangler will live on with turbocharged four-cylinder, V6 and 4xe plug-in hybrid powertrains.

Jeep has not said if it plans to stuff the inline-six-cylinder into the Wrangler in the future, but currently offers it in the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer.

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According to last year’s UAW contract with Stellantis, V6-powered Durango production will continue “through 2025” in Detroit until it is replaced by an all-new model based on the platform that underpins the Charger and Charger Daytona. That means it can be offered with internal combustion engine and all-electric powertrains, although Dodge has not yet said exactly what to expect.