Long-time reliable source oh2o has supported the recent rumor that a supercharged 6.2 liter Hemi is being developed, and will likely appear in two cars on the large rear-drive platform (Lx). While he had no comments regarding the rumored SRT Barracuda, his confirmation of the new supercharged Hemi lends major support to the rumor. The reason for the reduced size is unknown, but it is not unheard of for engines with forced induction to have smaller strokes. The hottest turbocharged Chrysler four-cylinder engines in the 1980s were based on the 2.2 rather than the long-stroke 2.5.
The supercharger would likely boost horsepower to the 490-540 hp range. The 2012 Camaro ZL1 and Mustang GT500 are both supercharged.
Superchargers have long been favored by engineers with Chrysler, though the company has, to date, only produced turbocharged engines. The late Charles “Pete” Hagenbuch argued unsuccessfully for a supercharged 2.2, rather than the turbocharged version that was actually produced. In 1994, when the Neon was the hottest small car in America, with waiting lists at many dealerships, rumors of a supercharged version swirled around the Internet.
Long before the Challenger Hellcat was officially launched, Allpar noted that the engine — which we estimated at “620-680 horsepower” (depending on when the stories were written) — was being tested in the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Then we wrote that it had probably been ruled out, for various reasons. Today, one source wrote that the trademarked Trackhawk name, which we had thought [...]
Months after unconfirmed reports made it to Allpar’s pages, the power of Automotive News, in the person of reporter Larry Vellequette, pried a key fact from Chrysler executives — that they cast and build “Ferrari” engines for Maserati. As our sister site pentastars.com reported, the engines are actually cast in Kokomo, and machined in the Trenton Engine plant, using a mixture of [...]
Dodge is showing four concept cars at SEMA: a Dart, Charger, Challenger, and Viper ACR. You can now see them all at Allpar, courtesy of Patrick Rall — now with the story behind them. Coming soon: Jeep, Ram, Chrysler, and Fiat concepts. See all the Dodge concepts