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Enthusiasts demanded it, and now the Mopar brand is unleashing a new Mopar 6.2-liter supercharged Crate HEMI Engine Kit—nicknamed the Hellcrate—that injects 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque under the hood.
The Mopar Hellcrate HEMI Engine Kit will debut this week in the brand’s 15,345-square-foot exhibit at the SEMA Show.
The new Mopar “Hellcrate” HEMI Engine kit provides relatively simple plug and play with the 6.2-liter supercharged Crate HEMI Engine assembly, also available from Mopar, according to the company.
The kit includes a powertrain control module (PCM), power distribution center, engine wiring harness, chassis harness, accelerator pedal, ground jumper, oxygen sensors, charge air temperature sensors and fuel pump control module for the 6.2-liter supercharged Crate HEMI Engine. The PCM is unlocked and set to the factory 707- horsepower calibration. The Mopar Hellcrate HEMI Engine Kit is optimized for use with manual transmissions, such as the Tremec Magnum transmission kit.
An essential Front End Accessory Drive (FEAD) Kit, which includes an alternator, power steering pump, belts, pulleys and more, is among additional engine accessory hardware components available to assist in installing the Mopar Hellcrate HEMI Engine Kit.
The kit, intended for pre-1976 street and off-road vehicles, ships in unique packaging featuring the Hellcrate logo and includes in-depth information sheets with helpful installation tips and requirements.
1970 Plymouth Superbird Tribute
Mark Worman, star of Velocity’s Graveyard Carz vehicle restoration TV show, helped Mopar introduce the brand’s 345 and 392 Crate HEMI Engine Kits last year at the SEMA Show. Worman returns to Las Vegas with a fresh new Mopar build, this time a 1970 Plymouth Superbird Tribute fueled by the plug and play capabilities of the new Mopar Hellcrate 6.2-liter supercharged Crate HEMI Engine Kit.
Worman and his Graveyard Carz team embarked on a faithful clone restoration of the Limelight Green Superbird, but decided to tweak the “Bird” to truly make it fly with 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque.
To do so, Worman dropped in the Mopar Hellcrate HEMI Engine Kit and 6.2-liter supercharged Crate HEMI Engine assembly in the Superbird clone. Power is put to the ground via a Tremec Magnum six-speed manual transmission kit. Engine accessory hardware components used in the build include the Front End Accessory Drive (FEAD) Kit.
Worman also sourced installation and restoration parts, such as the complete interior, dash assembly, exterior trim, wheels and wiring harnesses for the Superbird through Classic Industries, one of the largest, most trusted licensees of restoration and performance parts in the country.