We’ve learned a couple tasty details about the much anticipated SRT super engine regarding its target horsepower and annual volume numbers.
Horsepower is being targeted at 640, but that’ll apparently be a very conservative number in order to not make their V10 look bad. This will be a 640 horsepower engine that puts down more than that at the rear wheels, which is actually pretty common today especially with boosted applications.
Annual output is pegged at just under 7000 units, which confirms that the engine is headed for the engine bays of more cars than just the Challenger, and it’ll likely be used in all SRT vehicles that currently use the 6.4L Apache engine.
The HellCat has also seen its share of delays, production was supposed to begin back in the spring and then in the summer but both were missed and now its all hands on deck to ensure it meets its next pending production start date so it’ll be ready for model year 2015 introduction.