Dodge has recently introduced a series of crate engines, including the 1,025-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 from the exclusive 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170.
This crate version, named Hellephant C170, mirrors the Demon 170’s engine, delivering the same 1,025 horsepower and 945 pound-feet of torque, especially when fueled with E85. The figure 170 denotes the ethanol alcohol proof.
Regarding the Dodge Challenger
The Hellephant C170 is available for purchase through the Dodge Connection network at a cost of $27,695. Its production may be as exclusive as its predecessors, although Dodge has not confirmed this.
The initial Hellephant engine, a supercharged 7.0-liter V-8 with 1,000 horsepower output, was capped at 100 units. Dodge, however, has diversified the lineup with variants, including one that achieves 1,500 horsepower with E85.
This powerhouse, the Hellephant C170, is provided fully built, incorporating a 3.0-liter supercharger, a 3.02-inch pulley, a 105-millimeter throttle body, among other features.
2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170
For those with financial constraints, Dodge offers a long-block version of the Hellephant C170 for $18,995, which excludes the supercharger and certain other components but includes the robust internals and upgraded cylinder heads found in the full engine.
Dodge has made available similar long-block crate engine versions of the Challenger SRT Hellcat and the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye.
Additionally, Dodge has expanded its crate engine range to include new long-block iterations of the Hurricane twin-turbocharged inline-6 engine. These HurriCrates are available in two versions: a 420-horsepower Cat1 and a 550-horsepower Cat3. With hurricane categories extending up to five, it’s conceivable that Dodge could introduce even more potent versions of the HurriCrates.
These new crate engines are slated for release in early 2024.
As Stellantis, the parent company of Dodge, plans to gradually discontinue its high-performance V-8 vehicles, the Dodge Connection network is poised to continue serving V-8 enthusiasts for the foreseeable future, although the duration of this service remains uncertain.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Dodge Hellephant C170 Crate Engine
What is the Hellephant C170 engine?
The Hellephant C170 is a crate engine version of the 1,025-hp supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 from the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170, producing 1,025 hp and 945 lb-ft of torque when running on E85 fuel.
How can one purchase the Hellephant C170 engine?
The Hellephant C170 crate engine is available through the Dodge Connection network, with the complete version priced at $27,695 and a long-block variant available for $18,995.
Are the Hellephant C170 engines limited in production?
While Dodge has not specified if the Hellephant C170 will be limited in production, previous versions of the engine were exclusive, suggesting potential limited availability for the C170 as well.
What does the ‘170’ in Hellephant C170 refer to?
The ‘170’ in Hellephant C170 refers to the alcohol proof content of ethanol, indicating the engine’s optimization for E85 ethanol fuel.
What other crate engine options does Dodge offer?
In addition to the Hellephant C170, Dodge offers long-block versions of the Challenger SRT Hellcat and SRT Hellcat Redeye engines, as well as the Hurricane twin-turbocharged inline-6 engine in two power ratings: 420 hp (Cat1) and 550 hp (Cat3).
When will the new crate engines be available?
Dodge plans to make the new crate engines, including the Hellephant C170, available from early 2024.
What is the future of V-8 engines at Dodge?
With Stellantis planning to phase out high-performance V-8 cars in the coming years, the availability of crate engines like the Hellephant C170 from Dodge Connection network aims to continue catering to V-8 enthusiasts for the foreseeable future, though the exact timeline is not clear.
More about Dodge Hellephant C170 Crate Engine
- Dodge Crate Engines Overview
- Hellephant C170 Engine Details
- Dodge Connection Network
- 2023 Challenger SRT Demon Specifications
- E85 Fuel Compatibility
- Dodge’s Hurricane Inline-6 Crate Engines
- Future of High-Performance V-8s at Stellantis