Ad Radar
Facebook Click here to find out more!
 

Chrysler Reportedly Developing “Hellcat” V8 with 640 HP

Posted May 23 2013 06:50 AM by Stephanie Davies 
Filed under: Mopar News

2014 Dodge Challenger SRT

A new report from Automotive News suggests that the Chrysler Group has an all-new and super powerful V8 engine in the works that would be direct competition for the likes of the powerplants lurking under the hood of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. The engine in question is said to be a supercharged 6.2L V8 believed to produce a radical output of up to 640 horsepower.


The automaker’s 6.4L Hemi V8 is presently under the hood of several SRT models, including the Dodge Challenger (shown) and Charger, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Chrysler 300. However, the naturally aspirated engine produces 470 horsepower, which is no match for the supercharged 5.8L GT500 capable of producing 662 hp and the supercharged 6.2L Camaro ZL1 which generates 580 hp.

The new engine would reportedly gain the sinister nickname “Hellcat” and would be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, according to Allpar.com. It could possibly be offered as an option for the next generation of Dodge Challengers.

Automotive News has reported that the Hellcat V8 would be lighter and more compact than the SRT Viper’s 640-hp, 8.4L V10. It would be built along with the existing 5.7L and 6.4L V8s.

It has already been released that the Charger, 300, and Challenger will all receive facelifts next year and an all-new Dodge Challenger will follow suit in 2015. Perhaps the Hellcat will be the major change for the big muscle car, which will reportedly begin production in the summer of 2014. It has also been speculated, however, that the engine may not be destined to under the Challenger’s hood at all, but instead will power the long-rumored SRT Barracuda.

Enthusiasts will just have to wait to find out, as Chrysler representatives have been unwilling confirm or deny the existence of the Hellcat.

Sources: Automotive News, Allpar.com, Motor Trend



0 comments
  • RSS Feed
    • Add to My Yahoo!
    • Add to Google
    • Subscribe on Bloglines
    • Subscribe on NewsGator
    • MyMSN
    • My AOL
    • Add to NetVibes
    • Add to Rojo
    • Add to NEWSBURST
    • Add to Technorati
    SUBSCRIBE TO OUR BLOGS


Mopar Muscle
Mopar Muscle Magazine