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Supercharged Hemi on video

by David Zatz on

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Chris Doane caught a mule powered by a supercharged Hemi engine — the fabled “Hellcat” 6.2 liter V8 — doing practice acceleration runs. The video has been posted on Allpar’s Hellcat engines page.

The new engine, reputed to be boasting over 600 horsepower, is rumored to be in line for use in the SRT Challenger and Charger alone. In Challenger, it would be available with Viper’s manual transmission or (possibly with a power reduction) the ZF eight-speed automatic; in Charger, the automatic would be the sole transmission.

Cars with the new engine would not be priced anywhere near the current 6.4 liter-powered SRT cars, given the engineering expenses for the small number expected to be made; they will, though, likely be priced in the same range as their Shelby and General Motors counterparts. One insider commented that Chrysler might have been late to the high-numbers muscle race, but as in 1969-71, they are likely to dominated it.

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David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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