Mopar’s new Hellcrate Redeye V8 is a monstrous muscle car motor. Mopar is putting another engine monster in a box.
Fiat Chrysler’s parts division has unveiled a new engine for custom car builders it calls the Hellcrate Redeye that can turn classic rides into serious muscle machines.
The supercharged 6.2L V8 is based on the ones featured in the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and SRT Super Stock and comes rated at 807 HP and 717 lb-ft of torque.
The engine is an upgrade from the already available 707 HP Hellcrate and is legal to be used in pre-1976 street cars and trucks without having to deal with the more onerous regulations required when customizing newer models.
The Hellcrate Redeye features a 2.7L supercharger that runs at 14.5 PSI of boost and a 6500 redline and lists for $21,807 compared to the Hellcrate’s price $20,215. It comes ready for use with an automatic transmission, but a kit to make it compatible with a manual is also available.
But while it sounds like a monster, Mopar actually offers a crate engine with even more power called the Hellephant, which is a supercharged 7.0L V8 that delivers 1,000 HP and 950 lb-ft of torque for $29,995, or $405 more than an entire brand-new V6 powered Dodge Challenger coupe.Auto News, Blog