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  • Meet the Hellcrate—Mopar’s 707hp Crate Engine #TENSEMA17

Meet the Hellcrate—Mopar’s 707hp Crate Engine #TENSEMA17

6.2L Engine Swap With a Factory Warranty

Jered Korfhage
Oct 31, 2017
Tired of sitting at the scrapyard waiting for a wrecked Dodge Challenger to limp in so you can salvage the Hellcat engine? Lots of us are, and Mopar has heard our calls.
Photo 2/5   |   Hellcrate Engine
On display at the 2017 SEMA show is a powerplant that can arrive in your driveway inside a wooden box, or crate if you will. The Mopar 6.2L supercharged HEMI engine, affectionately named the “Hellcrate,” is the first crate engine to crank out 707hp, 650 lb-ft or torque, and maintain a factory backing from Mopar.
“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.”
Photo 3/5   |   Hellcrate Logo
Don’t get too antsy about the idea of slapping 707hp under the hood of your Jeep JK just yet, the Hellcrate comes with a catch—it is only intended for pre-1976 vehicles, mainly due to emissions standards. The kit is also optimized for manual transmissions and cable throttles, and even comes with a new gas pedal.
This screaming crate engine will run you $19,530 for just the engine, and another $2,195 gets you the installation kit. All of this however is backed by a three-year warranty—try getting that from the scrapyard.
Photo 4/5   |   Hellcrate Assembly
Photo 5/5   |   Hellcrate Engine