2018 Dodge Durango will scramble your alphabet [video review] | Gaywheels
Imagine a large crossover with German-engineered underpinnings, stoked with a high-horsepower V8 engine. It accelerates, corners, and halts as if birthed from the womb of Mercedes-AMG or BMW M. Luxuriously equipped cabin? Yep. Lathered to the rafters with the latest technology? Absolutely. Brain-morphing performance? Oh yeah! Screaming down the Autobahn would be nirvana. If you think a bad-wagon like this must wear German jewelry, I'm about to scramble your alphabet. Instead of the letters AMG or M slapped across its hatch, this one wears Dodge's SRT badge--the same three demonic letters that announce the Challenger/Charger Hellcat and Challenger Demon. But, those same three letters once appeared on the Chrysler Crossfire SRT6 that was legitimately powered by a hand-build AMG engine. So, this is not without precedent. And, the Durango is more Mercedes-AMG than you might guess. Durango's basic architecture was developed while Mercedes was a sibling of Dodge under DaimlerChrysler and is