Big news from Fiat Chrysler's Mopar division for anybody who likes to put an engine where it doesn't belong. Especially a 707 hp supercharged V8 engine.
Mopar is making Dodge's Hellcat V8 a crate motor. That means you can buy one, with a computer to run it, and put it into any car. Well, any car it'll fit in.
Dubbed the Hellcrate, the 707 hp 6.2L supercharged V8 is offered as a kit, ready to install. Mopar calls it plug and play, but it might be a little more complicated than that. In addition to the engine, the kit includes a powertrain control module, power distribution centre, wiring and chassis harnesses, gas pedal, and sensors. An accessory bundle, that includes alternator, power steering pump, and other pulleys is highly recommended.
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"Never before has a supercharged, factory-direct 707-horsepower crate engine kit been offered, and we are proud to be the first to deliver a solution enthusiasts have demanded," said Pietro Gorlier, FCAHead of Parts and Service.
The kit is "intended for pre-1976 street and off-road vehicles." That's because most of those cars don't need to worry about emissions testing and regulations.
Oh, and get this. Buy the engine kit and it comes with a three-year, unlimited mileage warranty. For a crate engine making SEVEN HUNDRED AND SEVEN HORSEPOWER! It even comes in a real crate, with Hellcrate badges. The Hellcrate starts at US $19,530 for the engine assembly and $2,195 for the kit. Canadian pricing wasn't yet available.
So now that the Hellcat can go in any car, what car do you want to put it in? We're thinking Grand Caravan. Or maybe a Nissan Micra? Or maybe a Kawasaki Ninja 300 race bike? That last one seems awfully specific.
Let us know in the comments what car YOU want to Hellcrate.