The one-off Dodge Durango SRT Pursuit “Velocity Entice” idea laid down the regulation for high-performance SUVs within the 2019 Tire Rack One Lap of America.
After greater than four,000 miles over eight days, overlaying seven states and 7 tracks, the 797-horsepower Durango SRT Pursuit idea, nicknamed “Velocity Entice,” helped Dodge//SRT repeat as winner of the Truck/SUV class and positioned 18th out of 77 rivals total with drivers David Carr, SRT automobile efficiency dynamics engineer, and David Hakim, automotive photojournalist and www.dodgegarage.com contributor.
That’s a notable efficiency in a discipline full of costly, high-performance sports activities vehicles that depart little room for long-distance journey consolation.
“The 2019 One Lap of America went rather well. At each monitor we went to, we obtained quite a few compliments on how properly the automobile dealt with and the way good it sounded,” stated Carr. “Being a part of One Lap is a superb expertise as a driver, engineer and consultant for FCA. We’re in a position to present assist to the various groups competing this yr that used FCA automobiles whereas showcasing what the Dodge//SRT group is able to.”
The One Lap week throws the complete menu of motorsports competitors at entrants – moist and dry skidpads, highway programs and high-speed runs down the drag strip – at a few of the nation’s most regarded and difficult tracks, together with Highway America in Wisconsin, Brainerd Worldwide Raceway in Minnesota and NCM Motorsports Park in Kentucky. In between the day by day occasions, the motive force groups should cowl a whole bunch of miles to achieve the following venue and run the weeklong marathon on one set of tires.
The number of tracks motivated the collection of modifications to an all-wheel-drive Dodge Durango SRT to create the one-off Durango SRT Pursuit “Velocity Entice” idea. The foremost modifications included set up of a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® high-output V-Eight from a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye (for energy), Mopar Efficiency decreasing springs and upsized Brembo brake calipers and rotors (for cornering), and the Durango Pursuit Regulation Enforcement livery and Whelen gentle and siren package deal (for seems to be).
“Among the tracks have very lengthy straights, which permits us to achieve very excessive speeds, however we’d like to verify we are able to decelerate, too,” stated Carr. “Different tracks have ‘blind’ or ‘excessive danger’ corners that require trusting the automobile to have grip and carry out in a predictable means.”
Per week on the highway exhibits that the Dodge Durango SRT Pursuit idea “Velocity Entice” was well-prepped to tackle the One Lap of America.