Background on the HEMI engine.

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat General Discussions' started by CNYHC, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. CNYHC

    CNYHC SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I see renewed interest on the thread of whether the Jeep with the Hellcat engine should be called a "Hellcat" or not. My view is that the name "Hellcat" is just a marketing name for a car with the 6.2 supercharged engine...

    Regardless, Here is a link to interesting info (for some) on the background of the Chrysler "Hemi" engines.

    Chrysler Hemi engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    TIGwelder SSDD

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    Very last sentence on their page and this image.


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  3. CNYHC

    CNYHC SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    And Charger...
     
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    Hellcat is the engine "codename", as Mr. Kuniskis said on Jay Leno's Garage last year.... and they "codename" all of their engines.

    If a Jeep uses the same engine, there doesn't seem to be a reason not to label it a "Hellcat". The Jeep Brand already shares the "SRT" performance branding. So does the Chrysler 300.
     
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    Yup... Hellcat is the engine platform... if they put it in a jeep IT WILL BE A HELLCAT for sure! :D
     
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    Lord Hellcat Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC UK President HCC Charter Member

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    That is correct. Whatever the 6.2 litre supercharged engine is fitted to it will have the Hellcat name. If I could fit one in the wife's daily driver it would be a Smart Hellcat. Would be a bit tight for space though :)
     
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    I think the Hayabusa motor will do the trick in the Smart...
     

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