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    Mopars Hellcrate Brings Hellcat Power to the Masses

    By Patrick Rall, LXForums Editorial Staff

    Mopars Hellcrate Brings Hellcat Power to the Masses



    The sprawling Mopar display at this week’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas will have a great many vehicles to see, but the biggest news isn’t a vehicle – it is an engine on a stand. At SEMA, Mopar will finally introduce the first crate engine application of the 6.2L supercharged Hellcat Hemi, labeled the Hellcrate.
    “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 new Hellcrate engine package from Mopar will allow those folks building project vehicles to add Hellcat Hemi power without hunting around for a totaled Challenger or Charger. Intended for pre-1976 vehicles (thus avoiding emission concerns), the Hellcrate Hemi engine offers the same 707 horsepower and 650lb-ft of torque as the Hellcat Charger and Challenger, but the unlocked PCM will allow buyers to add lots more power in a hurry. When Challenger and Charger owners tune their own Hellcat cars, they have to have their PCM unlocked before doing so, but the Mopar Hellcrate comes with a ready-to-tune computer system. With that in mind, we can expect that most of the Hellcrate-powered classic Mopars will pack far more than 707 horsepower.


    The Mopar Hellcrate Hemi Engine Kit is essentially to “plug and play” capabilities. This package comes with everything that you will need to get the engine running, including the unlocked powertrain control module (PCM), the power distribution center, an engine wiring harness, a chassis harness, the accelerator pedal, a ground jumper, the oxygen sensors, the charge air temperature sensors and the fuel pump control module.



    The Hellcrate engine assembly itself ships in a specially decorated crate with the Hellcrate logo on the outside and detailed installation instructions on the inside. The MSRP of this incredible crate engine is $19,530 (PN: 68303089AA), so it isn’t cheap, and you will need to buy the Engine Kit as well, which has an MSRP of $2,195 (PN: 177072452) – leading to a total price of $21,725.

    It should be noted that when the new Hellcat Hemi crate engine is purchased and installed with the Hellcrate Engine Kit, the setup comes with a 3-year, unlimited mileage warranty from Mopar. This would only cover proven defects, such as a supercharger bearing going bad, but there is more protection from defect than you would get if you bought a wrecked Hellcat car and pulled the engine for another project.


    The availability of the Hellcat Hemi from Mopar will almost certainly lead to more Hellcat-powered project cars, so we are likely to see lots more classic Mopars with the most powerful Chrysler production road engine of all time.

    According to today’s release, the Hellcrate is available for order through Mopar immediately, so if you have been hunting for a Hellcat Hemi to put in your classic Mopar muscle car – you can now buy a brand new engine rather than one from a junkyard.
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    Official Press release!~~

    Mopar Unleashes ‘Hellcrate’ 6.2-liter Supercharged Crate HEMI® Engine Kit at SEMA


    Additional Product News on Tap at Brand’s Tuesday Evening SEMA Product Presentation
    • New Mopar 6.2-liter supercharged Crate HEMI® Engine Kit — dubbed the “Hellcrate” — will debut at 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show
    • Mopar introduces its first-ever supercharged, 707-horsepower factory-backed crate engine kit
    • Mopar “Hellcrate” HEMI Engine Kit “plugs and plays” with 6.2-liter supercharged Crate HEMI Engine, delivering 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque
    • Graveyard Carz star Mark Worman will join Mopar again at SEMA, debut 1970 Superbird Tribute build with new Mopar “Hellcrate” HEMI Engine Kit
    • Mopar “Hellcrate” HEMI Engine Kit and 6.2-liter supercharged Crate HEMI Engine available for ordering at www.moparhemicrate.com
    • 15,345-square-foot Mopar SEMA exhibit features hundreds of Mopar products and 13 FCA US LLC vehicles, including Mopar-modified Dodge Durango SRT
    • Additional major Mopar product news to be announced at brand’s SEMA product presentation at 7:26 p.m. ET/4:26 p.m. PT on Tuesday
    • Watch Mopar SEMA product presentation live at Mopar Press Conference - SEMA 2017 on Livestream


    October 30, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Enthusiasts demanded it, and now the Mopar brand is unleashing a new Mopar 6.2-liter supercharged Crate HEMI® Engine Kit — nicknamed the “Hellcrate” — that injects 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque under the hood. The Mopar “Hellcrate” HEMI Engine Kit, the first-ever supercharged, 707-horsepower factory-backed crate engine kit, will debut in the brand’s 15,345-square-foot exhibit at the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, scheduled for Oct. 31 to Nov. 3.

    The release of the new Mopar “Hellcrate” HEMI Engine Kit will be followed by the unveiling of additional high-profile news during the brand’s Mopar SEMA product presentation, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 7:26 p.m. ET/4:26 p.m. PT. The product presentation can be viewed live at Mopar Press Conference - SEMA 2017 on Livestream.

    “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 new Mopar “Hellcrate” HEMI Engine kit provides relatively simple “plug and play” with the 6.2-liter supercharged Crate HEMI Engine assembly — also available from Mopar. The Mopar “Hellcrate” HEMI Engine Kit marries modern 707 horsepower with authentic, factory-backed quality.

    The kit includes a powertrain control module (PCM), power distribution center, engine wiring harness, chassis harness, accelerator pedal, ground jumper, oxygen sensors, charge air temperature sensors and fuel pump control module for the 6.2-liter supercharged Crate HEMI Engine. The PCM is unlocked and set to the factory 707- horsepower calibration. The Mopar “Hellcrate” HEMI Engine Kit is optimized for use with manual transmissions, such as the Tremec Magnum transmission kit.

    An essential Front End Accessory Drive (FEAD) Kit, which includes an alternator, power steering pump, belts, pulleys and more, is among additional engine accessory hardware components available to assist in installing the Mopar “Hellcrate” HEMI Engine Kit.

    The kit, intended for pre-1976 street and off-road vehicles, ships in unique packaging featuring the “Hellcrate” logo and includes in-depth information sheets with helpful installation tips and requirements.

    The Mopar “Hellcrate” 6.2-liter supercharged Crate HEMI Engine assembly (Part Number 68303089AA) is available for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $19,530. The Mopar “Hellcrate” 6.2-liter supercharged Crate HEMI Engine Kit (Part Number 177072452) is available at an MSRP of $2,195.

    The Mopar “Hellcrate” HEMI Engine Kit and Mopar “Hellcrate” 6.2-liter supercharged Crate HEMI Engine assembly feature a Mopar three-year/unlimited mileage warranty when purchased together.

    For more information or to order, visit www.moparhemicrate.com.

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    Freakin Awesome!! And thats a really cool stand it comes on if thats actually how it ships.
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    This is so COOL!!!!!!!!!
    The sad part of it is $21,725, for the engine and PCM, then you need a drive train that will handle the 707 HP, so lets just say $2500 for a nice built 727, then $1900 for a Dana 60, and then you need a drive shaft.
    So I can only still dream!

    A LOT of guys are gonna be having 707HP dropped into there old muscle cars!!!!
    It used to be a good bet, if you pulled up next to an old Mopar muscle car that had a quite exhaust, and wasn't shaking violently at idle, your new Scat Pack was gonna win.
    I guess not anymore!!!!

    The HellCrate is a great sign of things to come, because, who knows what is NEXT!!!!!!!
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    OH SNAP and a HELLCRATE IN A SUPERBIRD (tribute car or not, who WOULDNT want to drive that car!!!!!)
    I am sure that's gonna be a good episode of GYC!!

    I cant wait to see that car. I think it needs to be Petty blue with #43 all over it. (IMO)

    That has to be such a blast to drive around the track a few laps.

    I say every HellCrate buyer gets 5 laps in that Superbird around some NASCAR track!!!!
    @$21,725 come on, give em a few laps!!!!

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