Mopar-loving horsepower fanatics can lastly cease chasing wreckers: The enduring 707-hp Hellcat V-Eight engine is now obtainable as a crate engine, with a guaranty. No have to go yank one of many supercharged engines out of a crashed Dodge Challenger or Charger SRT Hellcat!
Fiat Chrysler has formally debuted the Hellcrate engine on the 2017 SEMA present in Las Vegas. As if the event wanted extra pomp or circumstance, the automaker’s Mopar elements and companies division stuffed the Hellcrate right into a 1970 Plymouth Superbird “tribute.” However neglect that, as cool as it’s, since we’re speaking a couple of 707-hp engine that you may buy (for $19,530) and mix with a plug-and-play engine administration setup ($2195) and bolt into regardless of the hell you need with out fear. Mopar will warrant the mix for 3 years and limitless miles, and the corporate suggests pairing it with Tremec’s six-speed guide transmission. Hellcat your Dodge Dart Swinger, or your lawnmower, or your microwave oven, for all Mopar cares.
It’s practically as insane as providing a automobile to anybody who can scrounge up 66 grand or so with 707 horsepower and a guaranty proper off dealership heaps. Oh, wait, these are the identical folks. They’re unhinged, they usually’re our form of folks. So go forth, everybody with $23,000 to spare, and Hellcat no matter you suppose gained’t be twisted in half by the blown 6.2-liter Hemi V-Eight’s energy. Jeep already caught one within the Grand Cherokee, in any case.