Dodge will be celebrating the Hemi V-8 engine with a series of Last Call limited-production Durango SUVs for 2024. The year marks the end of an era as the brand winds down production of its storied (and exceptionally well-marketed) V-8s.
The first Last Call is the 2024 Dodge Durango SRT 392 AlcHemi. No, drag-racing historians, it does not run on alcohol. A 6.4-liter V-8 churning out 475 horsepower and 470 pounds-feet of torque in a six-passenger family SUV certainly is some sort of dark alchemy.
Grayscale for the Dark Arts
Dodge plans to build no more than 1,000 AlcHemis, with 250 each in Diamond Black, Destroyer Gray, Vapor Gray and White Knuckle. The package includes dual black stripes with a honeycomb pattern (a nod to the historic Super Bee muscle cars from the late 1960s and early ‘70s) and yellow edging, as well as satin-black 20-inch wheels, yellow brake calipers, and satin black fender decals with yellow accents. The exhaust tips, grille and liftgate badges are also blacked out.
Inside, the SRT 392 Alchemi gets unique yellow and silver stitching, embroidered “392” logos on the seatbacks, an LED “SRT” logo on the steering wheel and forged carbon-fiber accents.
Availability and Pricing
The Last Call models are as much a reward for dealers as they are a collector’s item. The 2024 Durango SRT 392 AlcHemi will be allocated to Dodge dealers based on January sales; buyers can then find available vehicles through the Horsepower Locator at DodgeGarage.com. Deliveries begin in May, but the AlcHemi is just the beginning: Dodge says it will be announcing more Last Call special-edition Durangos throughout 2024.
Officially, the AlcHemi package costs just $3,595 above the base price of a Durango SRT 392 with the Premium Package, which starts at $87,795 (including destination charge). But good luck paying $91,390 for one: Limited production and selective distribution can set the stage for significant dealer markups — which is appropriate for a vehicle named AlcHemi, since markups are themselves a dark art.