New Hemi V8, 600+ Horsepower on Its Way
We love us some SRT. The performance wing of Chrysler can be credited with not only delivering one of the baddest SUVs of all time in the Grand Cherokee SRT, but also for resurrecting the Viper, a V-10 racing beast. Our engine news today concerns a new powerplant worthy of the latter. Reports indicate that a new supercharged V8 engine is set to debut, delivering upwards of 600 horsepower, and would make its way under the hood of the next-generation Challenger, among other vehicles. It is being called a "last hurrah," before the hike in CAFE fuel economy standards, by an unnamed Chrysler in a report from Allpar.com. The Hemi engine is said to be positioned to take on the supercharged powerplants found in the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Displacing 6.2-liters and code-named "Hellcat," is set to end up under the hood of the replacement for the current Challenger in 2014, as a 2015 model. Whenever it arrives, and whatever model it finds its way to– we're excited to consider this potential for a new Mopar powerplant.