In the world of muscle cars and high-performance engines, the heartbeat of power is about to get a lot stronger. Dodge Direct Connection parts brand by Mopar, is pushing the boundaries of automotive engineering, with the release of a juggernaut in Q1 2024—the Hellephant C170 6.2L Supercharged Crate HEMI® engine.
Yes, the same engine that powers the 1,025 horsepower 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170, will become available for those who couldn’t get a Demon 170 but want its amazing power. The fully assembled Hellephant C170 6.2L Supercharged Crate HEMI represents the pinnacle of engineering excellence, boasting a suite of upgrades and enhancements that redefine what’s possible in the realm of performance engines.
This engineering marvel is equipped with a new 3.0L IHI supercharger, meticulously designed with an improved intercooler and a larger snout, coupled with a 3.02-inch pulley for heightened boost. Not stopping there, a 105mm throttle body has been incorporated, featuring a new housing, blade, shaft, and geartrain, all meticulously optimized to ramp up airflow and maximize performance.
The enhancements don’t stop at the surface; beneath the hood lies a series of meticulously crafted upgrades:
- Upgraded cylinder heads with advanced valve guide and seat material.
- Enhanced pistons with a top land cutback to perfect combustion sealing.
- Reinforced connecting rods, fortified with new material and revised bushing to withstand increased combustion pressure.
- Main and rod bearing material upgrades to copper-lead for heightened load capability.
- A reinforced crank damper to absorb torsional impacts arising from intensified combustion pressure.
- Strengthened head and main cap fasteners, ensuring increased clamp load capability.
- Billet steel main caps for fortified strength.
- An ethanol sensor along with upgraded fuel rail and injectors to facilitate superior fuel flow, optimized for E85 fuel configurations.
Delving into the technical specifics:
- Engine type: GEN III HEMI V8
- Supercharger: 3.0L
- Displacement: 376 cu. in.
- Bore: 103.9 mm
- Stroke: 90.9 mm
- Block: Cast iron block with 4-bolt billet steel main caps
- Crank material: Forged alloy steel
- Connecting rods: Forged powder metal connecting rods with diamond-like coating wrist pins
- Piston material: Forged high-strength alloy
- Cylinder heads: 356 aluminum, HEMIspherical combustion chamber cylinder heads
- Recommended fuel: E85
Direct Connection stands behind the Hellephant C170 6.2L Supercharged Crate HEMI engine with a robust warranty, offering parts coverage for an impressive 24 months with unlimited miles, assuring confidence and reliability in every rev.
Priced at an Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $27,695, this beastly masterpiece encapsulates the pinnacle of the mass produced small block V8, inviting enthusiasts to embrace a new era of relentless power and performance. To find out more details, jump over to DCPerformance.com.