Hellcat Power, Boxed and Ready to Go
Dodge/Mopar kicks kicks off the SEMA show in Las Vegas, a nirvana of the most-tricked out mod in cardom, by introducing the Hellcrate, the same 6.2-liter, supercharged HEMI V8 found in the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.
Yep, you too can now drop the 707-hp monster with 650 lb-ft. torque into any car you can engineer it to fit in. But according to the press release, the Hellcrate is specifically geared toward pre-1976 street and off-road vehicles with manual transmissions. That alone should breath new life into those glorious muscle cars of yesteryear.
And price? Yes, FCA even shared that: MSRP for the engine is $19,530. The additional engine kit runs $2,195. If you buy the two together, FCA throws in a 3 year/unlimited mileage warranty. The kit inculdes:
- Powertrain control module (PCM)
- Power distribution center
- Engine wiring harness
- Chassis harness
- Accelerator pedal
- Ground jumper
- Oxygen sensors
- Charge air temperature sensors
- Fuel pump control module
We can’t wait to see what sort of crazy cars, trucks, SUV, and Jeeps the imaginative car and truck modification gurus dream up in the coming years. But for now, Mopar is showcasing two cars, a 1970 Plymouth Superbird Tribute and 1968 Plymouth GTX from Mark Worman of Graveyard Carz. And if you want to order one, you can right here.
And in case you want to see just what a Hellcat V8 can do, check out TFL’s Colorado Mile speed run, which pushed our Challenger Hellcat to 175 mph.