Mopar has launched its newest crate engine: The Hellcrate Redeye 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 that’s capable of an eye-watering 807 horses and 972Nm of torque. How’s that for an engine swap?
This beast of a powertrain is supposedly the most powerful production muscle car engine that Mopar has ever made available to the public. It features significant upgrades from Mopar’s other monstrous crate engine, the Hellcrate. Among other things, the Redeye has a larger supercharger and boasts increased boost pressure and a higher rpm limit than its predecessor.
“With the addition of this new supercharged Hemi, Mopar now offers five Hemi crate engines with a range of 375 to 1,000 horsepower,” said Mark Bosanac, Head of Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care for FCA North America. “All Mopar crate engines are quality-tested and factory-backed to deliver proven performance to our enthusiasts.”
“2021 marks the year that Dodge is distilled to a pure performance brand with 700+ horsepower models available across the entire Dodge lineup,” said Tim Kuniskis, the Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars (Dodge, SRT, Chrysler, and FIAT) at FCA North America. “The new 807-horsepower Hellcrate Redeye crate engine gives any pre-1976 vehicle owner another opportunity to become a member of the Dodge Brotherhood of Muscle by tapping into the Dodge/SRT power that wasn't available then, but is now.”
The Hellcrate Redeye is now available with a $21,807 price tag in the US, or a little over P1 million. That’s a pretty expensive engine to tinker around with, but we’re sure it would make for an absolutely insane build. Assuming you have the right car, SUV, or truck to slap it onto, of course.
What’s your take on the new Hellcrate Redeye? Shipping fees, taxes, and gasoline bills aside, what would you create with an engine like this?