Posted March 24, 2020 12:50:53It’s been a few years since we last saw the LS2-powered Hellcat, and it looks like the Hellcats may be getting another generation of turbocharged engine this time.
The Hellcat was originally developed for the US Army as the Ranger, but was later modified into the Hell-cat as the LS3.
The new engine, which is also known as the Hellcater, has been the subject of several spec sheets published online, but it looks as if the Hellcar team may have found a way to put an LS2 version in the Hell cat.
The LS2 model was supposed to be built for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, but production of the Hell2-equipped vehicle was shelved for the time being.
However, according to a recent article in Autoweek, the Hell Cater engine could be on the cards for the 2019 Hellcat.
We’ve already seen a few spec sheets online which put the HellCat’s engine at around 3.2L, so the engine spec sheet for the LS1 should match up quite nicely with what the team’s engineers have revealed.
The engine is believed to be a direct-injection, turbocharged, twin-scroll turbocharged V6, which produces around 573bhp and 772lb ft of torque.
It’s also said to feature a dual-plate crankshaft, a six-speed automatic transmission and is believed by the Hell Car team to be powered by a six cylinder, twin cam inline four-cylinder.
According to the specs sheet, the engine is said to be the “next evolution of the high performance Hellcat” with a 6.5-litre, supercharged, six-cylindre V8 engine that can deliver up to 573hp at 8,000rpm.
The team has also said that the engine will be fitted with an electric drive unit and will be able to deliver around 8kW at 7,000rpms.
The 2017-2019 Jeep Wranger Unlimited has been powered by an LS3 engine, so it is possible that the Hell car team will be updating the engine to meet the 2018 Wrangler.
According the specs, the LS5 engine should be the same as the current Hellcat model.
It will be interesting to see how the engine’s output and torque stacks up to the current models, but the engine specs will be important for the Hell Cat project if the team wants to have any hope of being able to produce the 2019 Jeep Wranglers LS5.