2021 Audi Q5, 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS, 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat: The Week In Reverse

Audi updated its Q5 for 2021, we slid behind the wheel of the 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS, and Dodge launched the new 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority.

Audi’s popular Q5 crossover SUV was given an update. The exterior hasn’t changed much because this update is all about the interior, where buyers are treated with better materials and an up-to-date infotainment system.

Dodge has added a new Durango SRT Hellcat for 2021. The fast family hauler packs the familiar 6.2-lighter supercharged V-8 which has been tuned here to deliver 710 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque.

Dodge also added a new Challenger SRT Super Stock—a street-legal drag special for anyone who missed out on the Demon. Unlike the Demon, the 807-hp Super Stock isn’t a limited edition. It’s available for 2020 and will continue to be available for

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How Chrysler Decades Ago Invented the Sport Compact Car With Its Dart, Demon, and Duster 340

Big Engines for Small Cars

Pontiac’s 1964 GTO, based on the compact Tempest, had already proven young people would buy a small car with big power, something Chrysler must have had in mind when it sculpted the A-body’s new engine compartment. Originally sized for six-cylinder engines and the LA-series small-block V-8, the A-body now had just enough room to accommodate a big block. Plymouth had already stuffed the massive 383-cubic-inch (6.3-liter) V-8 in the Barracuda S, and late in 1967 Dodge followed suit with the big-block Dart GTS.

It’s understatement to say the Dart GTS was compromised. Squeezing the 383 into the Dart’s engine bay required a convoluted exhaust that cut the engine’s output from 325 horsepower and 425 lb-ft of torque in the bigger cars to 280 hp/400 lb-ft. There was no room for air conditioning or a power steering pump. Turning the heavy,

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