Fiat Chrysler Announces Hellcrate Engine Pack


 Fiat Chrysler now sells the 527kW (707hp) and 880Nm 6.2 litre supercharged V8 as a crate engine, suitably named the Hellcrate.

The Dodge Challenger Hellcat chucks out some hugely impressive numbers – 527kW (707hp) and 880Nm from a 6.2 litre supercharged Hemi V8 that’ll launch the Challenger from standstill to 100km/h in just 3.6 seconds.

Want that engine in your car? Well now’s your chance! Fiat Chrysler has announced that it’ll sell the 6.2 Hemi V8 as the Hellcrate engine pack.

Also included are a brace of auxiliaries that are separate from the engine which includes powertrain control module, power distribution centre, engine wiring harness, fuel pump control module and all the requisite sensors.

Customers can choose to option up to the Front End Accessory Drive kit which comprises of an alternator, power steering pump and belts that complement the Hellcat engine.

Fiat Chrysler is also offering Hellcrate customers peace of mind, too, with the engine kit backed by a three year/unlimited kilometre factory warranty.

The Hellcrate will make its debut at this year’s SEMA, under the bonnet of a 1970 Plymouth Superbird.

“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, FCA’s head of Mopar parts and service. “This ultimate powertrain option fits the needs of owners and fans who demand iconic performance.”

It is believed that FCA Australia is evaluating the Hellcrate for Australia. If it does make it here though, it won’t be cheap, with current American prices converting to around $28k Australian. Still, it might appeal to cashed up customisers.

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