While we’re waiting for Jeep’s Hellcat Trackhawk to hit showroom floors, one person decided to shoehorn a 707-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter Dodge Hellcat V8 into a 2016 Ram 4x4.
Midland Chrysler, a dealership from Ontario, helped a customer install the Hellcat power plant into a TorRed 2016 Ram. Leading the build was master technician Kev Byrnes and the project started with Midland buying a new Hellcat engine from another dealership in South Carolina.
They kept the factory 8-speed automatic transmission and four wheel drive system but changes had to be made to accommodate the new engine. Wiring issues had to be fixed and a body lift was applied so that the engine would actually fit under the hood. Like the TrackHawk, having all 707 ponies under the hood would put pressure on a driveshaft that wasn’t designed to handle so much power. Their solution was to go for carbon fiber. Maybe the new Jeep TrackHawk will also get a carbon fiber driveshaft.
On Facebook, Midland Chrysler thinks that with the addition of the Diablo and cold air the RamCat could possibly make a bit more than 707 horsepower. Great numbers but it does come at a hefty price, the Hellcat engine alone will set you back $45,000 and then there’s the labour costs and any other parts they need to machine.
If you have $90,000 lying around and can’t wait for the Trackhawk, then maybe a custom Hellcat Jeep is what you’re looking for.