Mopar is unleashing a new Mopar 6.2-liter supercharged Crate HEMI® Engine Kit — AKA the “Hellcrate” — that injects 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque beneath the hood. The “Hellcrate will debut at the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.
“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” provides relatively simple “plug and play” with the 6.2-liter supercharged Crate HEMI Engine assembly, and marries modern 707 horsepower with 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 “Hellcrate” 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, joins many additional engine accessory hardware components available to assist in installing the “Hellcrate.” The kit, intended for pre-1976 street and off-road vehicles, ships in unique packaging featuring the “Hellcrate” logo and includes information sheets with installation tips and requirements.
The “Hellcrate” assembly (Part Number 68303089AA) is available for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $19,530, while the kit itself (Part Number 177072452) is available at an MSRP of $2,195. When purchased together, the kit and assembly feature a Mopar three-year/unlimited mileage warranty when purchased together. For more information or to order, visit www.moparhemicrate.com.
1970 Plymouth Superbird Tribute featuring Mopar “Hellcrate” HEMI Engine Kit
Mark Worman, star of Velocity’s Graveyard Carz vehicle restoration television show, helped Mopar introduce the brand’s 345 and 392 Crate HEMI Engine Kits last year at the SEMA Show. Worman returns to Las Vegas with a fresh new Mopar build: a 1970 Plymouth Superbird Tribute fueled by the plug and play capabilities of the new “Hellcrate.”
A Mopar enthusiast and brand ambassador, Worman and his Graveyard Carz team embarked on a faithful clone restoration of the Limelight Green Superbird, but decided to tweak the “Bird” to truly make it fly with 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque.To do so, Worman dropped in the “Hellcrate” kit and 6.2-liter supercharged Crate HEMI Engine assembly in the Superbird clone. Power is put to the ground via a Tremec Magnum six-speed manual transmission kit. Engine accessory hardware components used in the build include the Front End Accessory Drive (FEAD) Kit.