If you have a classic car that needs some life brought back into it, Mopar has you covered. The 707-horsepower supercharged V8 found within the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is being sold as a crate motor, though will cost you a decent chunk of change. Rather unsurprisingly, the powerplant was nicknamed “The Hellcrate” almost as soon as it arrived. According to Mopar, all owners will be able to tune the 6.2-liter V8 as much as they want to. While the motor alone will cost consumers $19,530, you’ll also be able to buy an engine kit to go with it. The kit comes with a powertrain control module, wiring harnesses, oxygen sensors, an accelerator pedal, and other essential components.
With the kit going for only an additional $2,195 on top of the engine price, it would probably be best to buy the package. This will allow for a simple installation to get you on the road as fast as possible. It is also important to note that due to emissions certifications, you can only install the motor in certain cars. Vehicles that hit the market prior to 1976 are good to go, but anything afterward is technically not okay. So no Neon Hellcat—yet.
If you’re looking to buy a Dodge Charger Hellcat, it’s going to be about $65,000. Why spend that much when you can remake an old beauty for about one-third of the price? As long as you can squeeze this thing into your car’s engine bay, you can hit the road with a whole new level of power.