Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Mopar parts division announced Hellcat engine in SEMA 2017. The company wants to sell the engine as a “crate motor,” as it means you can assemble in your next car. The Hellcat crate engine makes the same 707 horse power and 650 pound-feet of torque as the Hellcat models.
The Hellcrate engine comes with plug-and-play configuration. The engine sold separately from the Hellcrate engine kit. The kit adding a powertrain control module, power distribution center, engine wiring harness, chassis harness, accelerator pedal, ground jumper, oxygen sensors, charge air temperature sensors, and fuel pump control module. The Power Control Mode comes programmed with the production-car engine’s 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. An optional front-end accessory drive kit contributes peripherals like alternator, power steering pump, belts, and pulleys.
All of the Detroit Three automakers already offer crate engines. Honda will even offer the Civic Type R’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder as a crate engine.
The engine assembly retails for an MSRP of $19,530, and the kit wants a further $2,195. Mopar didn’t announce pricing for the accessory drive kit. The engine and kit come with a three-year, unlimited-mileage warranty when bought together. The Mopar Hemi Crate website will be happy to take your orders as of now.
Because it’s a factory-fresh engine that literally runs perfectly right out of the box, a crate engine is a relatively straightforward way to get reliable power when building a custom car.
“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 and Service (Mopar), FCA. “This ultimate powertrain option fits the needs of owners and fans who demand iconic performance.”
The Hellcrate engine still creates lots of possibilities for upgrading older cars with modern power. At SEMA, Mopar will display a 1970 Plymouth Superbird replica sporting the new crate engine. Meanwhile, it will also show off a 1968 Plymouth GTX and 1937 Dodge pickup truck featuring its smaller 6.4-liter and 5.7-liter naturally aspirated Hemi V8 crate engines, respectively.
Moreover, For car enthusiasts who aren’t concerned with originality. It’s hard to argue with an engine that makes 707 hp right out of the box. But that power doesn’t come cheap: the engine itself retails for $19,530. While the accessory kit needed to install it costs an extra $2,195. If that sounds reasonable to you, the Hellcrate is available to order through Mopar’s website.