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Dodge Offers Hellcat Engine In A Crate

If you're working on a project car and your engine bay is big enough to fit a bedroom dresser then there's no need to contemplate further powertrain options. All you need is a 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V-8 by the good people of Mopar. The same one used in the Hellcat Challenger and Charger. That means 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque in a Jaguar XJ or Ford F-150 or Jeep Grand Cherokee or even a Ford Mustang as long as it can fit.

But while Mopar leaves you to figure how to squeeze the engine into places it shouldn't, they won't leave you out to dry when it comes to compatibility. An engine wiring harness, powertrain control module (PCM), fuel pump control module, power distribution center, ground jumper, chassis harness, accelerator pedal, O2 sensor, and charge air temperature sensor are available in a Hellcrate engine kit for $2195, not including the $19,530 cost for the engine itself. And if you can't handle the heat, a front end accessory drive kit with an alternator, power steering pump, belts, and pulleys can be purchased for $675 so you can have a functioning air conditioner.

The Hellcat crate engine is set up to operate with a manual transmission. Mopar mentions the Tremec Magnum 6-speed which is an additional $3050. They also mention how it's a great fit for classic muscle cars built prior to 1976, though truthfully it'd be neater to see the 6.2 in something  less conventional like an Aston Martin or Ferrari.

Mopar engine accessories can be seen here

 Hellcrate engine assembly - $19530

Hellcrate engine assembly - $19530

Hellcrate Engine kit - $2195