The Dodge Hellephant C170 Is a 1025-HP Crate Engine

The Dodge Hellephant C170 Is a 1025-HP Crate V-8Stellantis

To send off the current-generation Challenger, Dodge created the Demon 170, a 1025-hp street-legal drag-strip monster. Just 3300 170s will be built, but its burly 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 will enjoy a longer run. Dodge announced on Tuesday, the Hellephant C170, a crate version of the Demon 170's extraordinary engine, will live on.

The Hellephant C170 will be available for purchase through Dodge's Direct Connection performance parts program in the first quarter of 2024. A complete engine including a 3.0-liter supercharger costs $27,995. If you just want the long-block sans blower, that'll cost $18,995.

To get the full 1025 horsepower and 945 lb-ft of torque, you'll need to run E85 fuel. But on pump gas, the C170 is still capable of 900 horsepower and 810 lb-ft. Compared with lesser supercharged Hemi engines, the C170 Hellephant gets a larger supercharger, revised pistons, rods, and bearings, a new crankshaft, and a 105-mm throttle body.

Joining the Hellephant C170 in the Direct Connect program, are two new versions of the "Hurricrate" 3.0-liter twin-turbo straight-six, 345 and 392 Hemi long blocks, and two long-block versions of the Hellcat 6.2-liter supercharged V-8.

Astonishingly, the Hellephant C170 is not the most powerful Dodge crate engine available from the automaker. The 7.0-liter A170 Hellephant engine revealed last year makes 1100 horsepower on E85.

Soon, Dodge will no longer sell you a muscle car with a V-8 from the factory. That's a shame, but crate engines like this mean that the Hemi is far from dead.

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