Now when we heard that Chrysler Group's Dodge division was working on an all-new, super V8 for the 2015 Challenger were pumped.
We got even a bit more excited when we heard it would produce over 600 horsepower.
But when we heard 707 was the final figure, we were stunned.
To be honest, I haven't even thought of other applications for this SRT powerplant but as we've seen in previous generations, we shouldn't be too shocked if this motor were to make its way into the Charger. Turns out there's some documentation floating around out there confirming that's exactly what will happen.
After that, who knows what's next. Could the Chrysler 300 receive it? Could a RAM truck? Even though Chrysler Group has denied that a Hellcat Viper will exist, is the company playing it cool?
What say you, Spies?
Based on documentation for the Hellcat engine’s SAE output, we can confirm that the 707-hp supercharged Hemi will also make its way into the Charger SRT sedan next year.
Prepare the drag radials.
The Hellcat-ization of the Charger is spelled out in the engine’s SAE J1349 certification filing. J1349 is a voluntary third-party-witnessed test that manufacturers can take part in, and it’s the only way to get an engine’s horsepower and torque numbers certified by the organization. Since Chrysler chose to list the Charger on the document, it means they’re interested in certifying the power output of that engine for that car...