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The Hellcat Engine Has Officially Been Marked For Death

Production of all Hellcat models will end in 2023.

Tonny _ posted in USA News
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Well, it’s been one hell of a run.

According to a report by Motor Authority, Stellantis will be ending production of its Hellcat models with the legendary Hellcat engine in 2023.

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Dodge

Regarding Hellcat models, Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis said that "I will have this car, this platform, this powertrain as we know it through the end of '23. There's two more years to buy a Hellcat, then it's history."

The Hellcat supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 engine, in production since 2015, makes anywhere from 702 to 840 horsepower and has been found in models such as the Dodge Challenger, Charger, and Durango SRT Hellcats (though that particular model was a one-year deal) as well as the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and Challenger SRT Demon. No mention was made of the Ram 1500 TRX in the report, but don’t get your hopes up for that model surviving for long. Car And Driver reached out to a representative, who returned with “No comment”.

The reason for this platform’s demise? It’s no secret- it’s due to increasingly tightening emissions laws and the resulting push to electrification. Even the next Ford Mustang may come with some sort of electrification (I.e a hybrid system) and the Chevrolet Camaro might be replaced with an electric sedan.

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Dodge

So, what’s next for the company that’s known for gas-guzzling supercharged V-8s (and the Viper)? Electrification, of course. Sometime early next year, Dodge will show its electric muscle car concept and reveal some specs on the new model. Teaser photos released this summer show the concept's appropriately retro shape, though it's still unclear if both two- and four-door models will be available like the current Challenger and Charger.

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Comments (107)

  • FUKC YOU TESLA AND OTHER EVS

      8 days ago
  • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    SCREW EVS

      8 days ago
  • Everyone here needs to shut up. Stellanis/FCA/whatever will have been selling the same car for 15 FREAKIN YEARS. At that point, the car is sorely due for a refresh anyways, and like it or not EVs are the future. Also please stop sending death threats to Dodge's CEO, it's not that big a deal.

      8 days ago
    • I do agree on the need for something fresh. Sure, I'd still buy a new Challenger right now, it's still a good car, but I think they can do even better.

        7 days ago
    • Dude it’s not about a car here. It’s about the fact that this is the last supercharged V8 from a company who is known for supercharged V8s. And yeah, to you the death of the ICE is no big deal, but to most people on this website, it is. Your entitled...

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        6 days ago
  • Stellantis is a joke, the only brand that has balls is being neutered by corrupt governments, and CEOs

      8 days ago
    • What corrupt governments? There's not even a mandate for them to make EVs, this is their choice.

        8 days ago
    • There is a mandate, have you not been paying attention at all? Governments are mandating EVs, this will destroy the economy

        8 days ago
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