The 1999-2000 Shelby S.P. 360 Durango was not made or designed by Carroll Shelby, but the S.P. (Super Pursuit) 360 received Shelby's full blessing. Starting as a Dodge Durango, the S.P. 360 gained a Shelby-inspired blue with white stripes paint job. A more aggressive front end, hood scoops, lowered ride height, and wide tires on polished alloy wheels also separated the Shelby from normal Durango’s.
Inside were leather quad bucket seats and carbon fiber trim accents. A video cassette player entertained back seat passengers. Suspension was modified for better agility, but ride comfort suffered. S.P. 360’s could be ordered with 2WD or full-time 4WD. The most important option was the supercharged 5.9-liter V-8.
Raising horsepower to 360, this engine could accelerate the two and half ton mass to 60 in less than seven seconds. Conceived by Performance West tuners and built by "licensed Chrylser Conversion companies", Shelby Durango’s were available through Dodge dealers.
Pluses of the 1999-2000 Shelby S.P. 360 Durango:
- Available supercharged performance
- Racy styling
- Shelby name
Minuses of the 1999-2000 Shelby S.P. 360 Durango:
- Similar paint job on Durango R/T dilutes appeal
- Sport utility that loses utility
Specifications of the 1999-2000
Shelby S.P. 360 Durango:
Wheelbase, inches: 115.9
Length, inches: 193.3
Weight, pounds: 4,900
Price, new: estimated $43,000-$54,000 (U.S.)
Engines for the 1999-2000 Shelby S.P. 360 Durango:
|Type||Size ||Horsepower ||Years |
|ohv V-8*||260 cid||360||1999-2000 |
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