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.”
David Carr, SRT automobile efficiency dynamics engineer and co-driver of the Dodge Durango SRT Pursuit idea nicknamed “Velocity Entice” exhibits off the trophy for profitable the Truck/SUV class within the 2019 One Lap of America.
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.