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FCA is Ramping Up Hellcat Engine Production

The 6.2 liter supercharged HEMI V8 and all of its 707 horsepower were recently announced to be making a new appearance in the FCA brand family. According to reports this month, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will feature Hellcat power as an option.

2015-dodge-challenger_100468163_h-e1435689279532The Hellcat is perhaps one of the most famous engines out there right now, and the new power-plant has been a huge success, boosting sales of both the Charger and Challenger name-plates tremendously.

The 6.2 liter supercharged HEMI V8 and all of its 707 horsepower were recently announced to be making a new appearance in the FCA brand family. According to reports this month, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will feature Hellcat power as an option.

The Trackhawk will mate the Hellcat to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive setup. Available as a 2017 model year, we have little official word from FCA on the new vehicle, other than its Hellcat power.

Dodge and SRT brand boss Tim Kuniskis commented to Automotive News on the Hellcat’s overall stance within the lineup, as well as some of the recent demand,

“We’ve sold 88,000 muscle cars [this calendar year], Challengers and Chargers, and 4,000 of those have been Hellcats. It’s a small sliver of what we sell, but it really creates a halo for the rest of the lineup.

For example, the next highest car, the Scat Pack Challenger, I have essentially a zero-day supply. It’s sold out.”

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