Dodge introduces a 1,025-horsepower Crate engine shared with the Challenger SRT Demon 170
Dodge’s Direct Connection has announced a slew of new crate engines including two versions of the Hurricane’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six
31 October 2023 at 18:35
It’s Halloween, so it’s only fitting that all hell break loose and let the Hellephant C170 crate engine through.
Scheduled to go on sale early next year is the Hellephant C170 engine, which is the same engine that powers the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 and will be offered by Direct Connection.
Kicking things off is the “entry-level” Hellephant C170 6.2L Supercharged Crate HEMI Long Block. It’s a small engine that costs $18,995. Although the plant isn’t cheap, it’s capable of producing 1,025 hp (764 kW/1,039 PS) and 945 lb-ft (1,280 Nm) of torque when running an E85 ethanol blend.
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Customers can also get a fully assembled Hellephant C170 6.2L Supercharged Crate HEMI engine for $27,695. Dodge said it “includes the C170 Long Block and features a new 3.0-liter IHI supercharger with an improved intercooler, larger snout and 3.02-inch pulley for increased boost, a 105mm throttle body with new housing, blade, shaft and gear train, and all the component upgrades” found in the C170 Long Block. And more.
Besides Hellephants, the company will be launching a few other crate engines early next year. There’s a $9,495 Hellcrate 6.2L Supercharged Crate HEMI Long Block engine rated at 717 hp (535 kW/727 hp) and 656 lb-ft (888 Nm) of torque. Customers can also get a $12,995 Hellcrate Redeye with 807 hp (602 kW / 818 hp) and 717 lb-ft (971 Nm) of torque.
Buyers with more modest budgets can check out the $4,495 345 Crate HEMI Long Block, which delivers 383 hp (286 kW/388 hp) and 417 lb-ft (565 Nm) of torque. For more, you can upgrade to the $6,995 392 Crate HEMI Long Block which has 485 hp (362 kW/492 hp) and 475 lb-ft (643 Nm) of torque.
Last but not least, Direct Connection will offer versions of the new Hurricane’s new 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged engine. This means you could theoretically build a Hurricane-powered Ram 1500 before the company does.
The entry-level HurriCrate Cat 1 Twin Turbo Crate Long Block costs $6,495 and provides “Restomod builders and racers a technically advanced, high-density crate engine solution.” It produces up to 420 PS (313 kW / 425 hp) and 468 lb-ft (634 Nm) of torque.
Customers looking for more performance can choose the $8,995 HurriCrate Cat 3 Twin Turbo Crate Long Block. It delivers up to 550 PS (410 kW / 558 hp) and 531 lb-ft (719 Nm) of torque.
You can learn more about the engines at DCPerformance.com.