Ferrari to Begin Using Hellcat Engines in 2017

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  1. Speedman

    Speedman Silver Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    When Dodge introduced the 707-horsepower, tire-melting, earth-shaking engine that was the Hellcat, its intended purpose was for quarter miles and big bodied muscle cars. But apparently FCA (Fiat-Chrysler) execs have other plans for the masterfully crafted engine. Would you guess in a Ferrari?

    That’s right, a Hellcat-powered Ferrari. This sketch here shows the upcoming 488 Speciale, with plans for a 707-horsepower (or more) American engine under the hood. Said Hellcat-powered 488 will make its debut later in the year.

    The report comes from within Dodge. An unnamed insider, whom we met with in an empty parking garage outside of Auburn Hills, claims that the only way Ferrari could separate from FCA would be to use Hellcat engines on all future vehicles. That’s right, all of them.

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    “Marchionne was adamant on the use of the Hellcat engine in all future Ferraris,” the insider told us. “Ferrari execs initially laughed the idea off, but eventually came around when Marchionne offered to buy them all gelato.”

    Though we’re unsure which flavor gelato Ferrari execs were served, we do know for sure that the next-generation of Italian sports cars will have an American heart under the hood. Crazy.

    Oh, and if you haven’t already figured out…April Fools.
     
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    I came here just to post that, sounded legit until I got to the gelato for everybody part LOL
     
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  3. Speedman

    Speedman Silver Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    It had me going all the way to the end.
     
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  4. april77

    april77 Naughty SheDevil Mod Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Happy April Fool's Day! LOL!

    April
     
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    You got me. I'm the April Fool.
     
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    They just want you to think it's an April fools joke... It is actually a real leak being covered up.
     
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    Well, it is no secret the Ferrari/Maserati V6 is based on the current Pentastar, and is cast in the US. FCA has one of the best Aluminum casting plants in the world. Part humor, part fact....
     
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  8. NorCaletch19He77Kat

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    what a step down for a Dodge engine!!
     
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  9. Lord Hellcat

    Lord Hellcat Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC UK President HCC Charter Member

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    Good prank. But in this current world of lower capacity twin turbo engines I knew it was a joke :)
     
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    Awww man? Does that mean Dodge is not going to supply engines to the Haas F1 team?
     

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