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Supercharged Hellcat V8 motor now available in 'Hellcrate' form

Supercharged Hellcat V8 motor now available in 'Hellcrate' form image

Marcus De Guzman / Mopar | October 31, 2017 08:36

Fiat-Chrysler, Mopar unleash 6.2L supercharged V8 Hellcrate motor

Ever thought of putting the revered Hellcat engine into a project car or restomod? Well, the guys over at Fiat-Chrysler and Mopar will soon be offering the supercharged HEMI V8 in crate form.

Dubbed the ‘Hellcrate’ motor, the 6.2-liter HEMI V8 is the first factory-backed supercharged engine from Mopar and is available right off the box with 717 PS and 880 Nm of torque. The crate motor itself will be on display at this year’s SEMA Show which will run from October 31 until November 3.

 Supercharged ‘Hellcrate’ Hellcat motor now available in crate form

“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, head of Parts & Service at Mopar.

According to the automaker, the Hellcrate will essentially be a ‘plug and play’ engine and comes with the following: powertrain control module, power distribution center, engine wiring and chassis harness, accelerator pedal, ground jumper, oxygen sensors, charge air temperature sensors and a fuel pump control module. 

In addition, the Hellcrate can be connected to a manual gearbox, specifically the Tremec Magnum (factory models of the Hellcat come with the eight-speed Torque-Flite).

Supercharged ‘Hellcrate’ Hellcat motor now available in crate form

Apart from the engine itself, the Hellcrate will also come with the Front End Accessory Drive (FEAD) Kit. It includes an alternator, power steering pump, belts, pulleys and other engine accessory components.

Both the engine and FEAD will come with a three-year/unlimited mileage warranty when purchased together added the automaker.