New Hellcrate Engine Package from MOPAR

April 24th, 2018 by

New Hellcrate Engine Package from MOPAR

Hell in a Box

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles Mopar division recently revealed what many have simply dubbed “Hell in a Box.” The proper name? Hellcrate!

At the SEMA show in Las Vegas, Mopar unveiled a crate version of its famously powerful 707-horsepower, 6.2-Liter supercharged V8 Hellcat engine. That’s right, this is the same beast-like engine that powers the Dodge Challenger Hellcat coupe, the Dodge Charger Hellcat sedan, and the newly introduced $98,000+ Trackhawk edition of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV.

The Mopar 6.2-liter Crate HEMI Engine, as it’s officially called, is being sold along with a Hellcrate Engine Kit with additional and very necessary engine components. The kit provides what FCA says is a “relatively simple plug and play” engine assembly kit for all the muscle car enthusiasts out there!

That engine component kit includes a power-train control module, power distribution center, fuel pump control module, engine wiring harness, chassis harness, accelerator pedal, and even engine oxygen sensors. The power-train control module is unlocked to allow the full factory 707- horsepower to be utilized!

The component kit also includes a front end accessory package that is also very much necessary for a successful installation. It comes with an alternator, power steering pump, belts, and more. The Hellcrate will be optimized for use with manual transmissions, steering away from the traditional automatic transmissions found on the current Challenger and Charger Hellcats. We can only imagine how much fun all that power will feel being manually controlled through a proper six-speed manual!

Fitting an old car with Hellcrate muscle will end up costing about $18,530 for the engine and another $2,195 for the required engine component kit. Included in the package are in-depth information sheets full off helpful installation tips and requirement.

We know many of you are currently thinking up all kinds of crazy Frankenstein monsters you could create with the Hellcrate. Unfortunately, Mopar says the Hellcrate is only intended to be used in more vintage pre-1976 street legal vehicles. We have a feeling their “intent” won’t stop many true enthusiasts from retrofitting this outrageous engine into some pretty unique rides.

Hellcat minivan perhaps? … Maybe not.

Swapping out engines is clearly not going to be a walk in the park for anyone other than a professional technician or well-practiced backyard mechanic. Fortunately, when purchased together, the Crate HEMI Engine and Engine Kit are backed with a factory three-year/unlimited mileage warranty!

No word yet, but we would not be surprised one bit if Mopar will eventually follow-up the Hellcrate by releasing the 2018 Challenger Demon’s engine as a crate package. Could you imagine dropping that 6.2-liter supercharged Demon V8 with its insane 840 horsepower into a vintage muscle machine?

One thing we do know, this is truly a first for both car manufacturers and enthusiasts! “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,” says Pietro Gorlier, FCA’s head of parts and service.


This ultimate power-train option fits the needs of owners and fans who demand the iconic performance only Mopar can bring to the table! Interested in owning your own Hellcrate engine kit? Or maybe you want to check out one of our awesome Dodge Challenger or Charger Hellcats? Check us out online at or give us a call at 330-752-0893.


The Mopar brand is unleashing a new Mopar 6.2-liter supercharged Crate HEMI® Engine Kit — nicknamed the “Hellcrate” — that injects 707 horsepower and 650 lb.ft. of torque under the hood. (PRNewsfoto/FCA US LLC)

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