Earlier this week, Direct Connection announced a new lineup of supercharged and turbocharged engines for its ever-growing performance parts catalog.
Among the new engine choices, is a supercharged engine combination for enthusiasts and racers, offering industry-leading performance and drivability. The Direct Connection 1500 HEMI® Crate Engine from longtime partner DSR Performance, a new level of high performance, achieving 1,500 horsepower and over 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque.
The engine is compatible with the HELLCrate wire harness and is a plug-and-play platform for engine swaps and custom builds.
The Direct Connection 1500 HEMI is engineered for turnkey installation in both modern and restomod builds. The 426 cubic-inch stroked motor is based on the 6.4-liter (392 cubic-inch) HEMI ‘Big Gas Engine’ or BGE, found under the hood of the Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty pickups.
The Direct Connection 1500 HEMI offers an identical bolt pattern and motor mounts as the current supercharged 6.2-liter (370 cubic-inch) HEMI HELLCAT V8. This means the engine can be a seamless swap for any supercharged and restomod chassis.
• Engine type: Supercharged GEN 3 Crate HEMI® Engine
• Displacement 426 CI (7.0L)
• Block: Stroked BGE Cast Iron w/ 4 bolt main caps
• Supercharger: Whipple Gen 5 3.0L Stage 2- Ported
• Bore: 4.100 in.
• Stroke: 4.050 in.
• Crank material: Ultra Billet Steel
• Connecting rods: Ultra I Beam
• Piston material: Billet aluminum
• Custom high-performance Cam
• Ported 356 aluminum HEMI® cylinder heads
• High performance valve train
• Billet aluminum valve covers- Powder coat black
• Injectors: ID 1700cc
• 7000 peak RPM
• REQUIRED FUEL: Premium E85 fuel
The Direct Connection 1500 HEMI was designed and intended for installation in “Ancient” or “Competition” or ”Racing” Vehicles. Ancient Vehicles are those manufactured in Model Year 1975 or earlier, pre-dating CARB or EPA regulation. Competition or Racing Vehicles are those operated exclusively in events organized by widely recognized public organizations with authorizing permits for participating competitors. Competition or Racing Vehicles may only be operated in racing events, trials to qualify for racing events, and practice associated with racing events.
Installation and operation of the Direct Connection 1500 HEMI Crate Engine in a street-driven or licensed vehicle not described above is likely to be considered an illegal “Defeat Device” or “Tampering” and not legal for use on public highways.
DSR Performance is taking pre-order now. One of these awesome supercharged units will set you back $59,990 USD. A refundable deposit of $1,000 is required at the time of order. DSR Performance will be allocating each of the motors on a first come, first serve basis.
To place an pre-order you can visit the dedicated DSR Performance order page on their website.
First orders will start shipping in March 2023.