New electronics kit makes putting a modern motor in your classic car easier than ever.

Factory-backed crate engines are nothing new, but Mopar wants to make it even easier to put a modern Hemi V8 engine into your classic car. The automaker is rolling out a pair of Hemi crate engine kits that provide all the electronics and accessories necessary to put a new Dodge V8 into any 1975 or earlier car.

Mopar is offering kits to go along with its 5.7- and 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engines. The kit includes an engine management computer, drive-by-wire gas pedal, a wiring distribution system, and a full wiring harness. It won’t quite be plug-and-play, but it should make it easier than ever to get all the complicated electronics of today’s engines working in yesterday’s hot rods. The default engine tune for the 5.7-liter mill provides 383 horsepower and 425 pound-feet of torque, while the 6.4-liter V8 will crank out 485 hp and 472 lb-ft. Mopar will even offer bolt-on accessories for air conditioning and power steering pumps.

The installation kits cost $1,795 and work with any 2014 or newer 5.7- or 6.4-liter Hemi V8. If you need to buy a crate engine, too, that’ll require shelling out quite a bit more: $6,070 for the 5.7 and $9,335 for the 6.4. The kits come with a two-year warranty.

Source: Mopar

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