Mopar unleashes 520kW “Hellcrate” crate engine at SEMA

Citing customer demand, Mopar has unleashed its new 6.2-litre supercharged Crate HEMI Engine Kit – nicknamed the “Hellcrate” at the 2017 SEMA Show.

Producing a thumping 520kW and 881Nm of torque, the supercharged Mopar “Hellcrate” HEMI is the first-ever factory-backed crate engine kit.

“Never before has a supercharged, factory-direct 707-horsepower (520kW) 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 kit is said to provide relatively simple “plug and play” with the 6.2-litre supercharged Crate HEMI Engine assembly – also available from Mopar.

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 520kW calibration. The Mopar “Hellcrate” HEMI Engine Kit is optimised 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.

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

The kit won’t come cheap though, costing US$19,530 for the engine and another US$2,195 for the electronics kit.

FCA has also prepared a 1970 Plymouth Superbird with a Hellcrate engine to showcase its intended application at SEMA.

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