Many already know Chrysler has a supercharged 6.2L Hemi in the works, and its name will be “HellCat” that’ll be available summer 2013. The name follows the lead set by the VCT equipped 5.7L Hemi which garnered the name “Eagle” back in 2009, as well as the “Apache” 6.4L 392 Hemi which came out in 2011.
Details on the new 6.2L are scarce and all we can really say is that it’ll have beefier internals and block in order to hold up under pressure from the compressor sitting atop the intake manifold. The engine should make around 600 HP +/- judging by Chryslers astounding cylinder head technology and flow numbers seen on the 6.4L Apache. If looked at as an air pump, which is all engines really are, and cross examine that with GM’s supercharged 6.2L which uses 9 psi to hit 556 HP in the Cadillac CTS-V, 580 HP in the Camaro ZL1 and 640 HP in the Corvette ZR1, you can see this “HellCat” is sure to be an animal.
For the record, the supercharged 5.8L 662 HP Ford Mustang GT500 uses 15 psi to hit its numbers…
The new HellCat should allow SRT8 vehicles to now play with their direct and not so direct competition.