Mopar Highlights Cubic Inches and Horsepower at SEMA
A new 512 CID, V-10 engine with more than 800 horsepower and a new 426 Gen III High Output HEMI crate engine highlight Mopar’s display at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, Nov. 1 – 4 in Las Vegas.
Along with the new, more powerful engines, there are a full range of
performance, restoration and off-road parts available from Mopar,
Chrysler Group’s service, parts and customer-care brand. Included are
kits to extract more power from Gen III Dodge Vipers and a new Gen III
High Output HEMI V-8; new Pro Stock cylinder heads and Mopar Gen III
HEMI front drive kits.
“SEMA is the perfect platform to introduce some of Mopar’s newest high
performance and restoration parts and products,” said Pietro Gorlier,
President and CEO of Mopar. “If you’re looking for horsepower that can
be dropped in or bolted on, the Mopar exhibit area has a full range of
small- and big-block products for the enthusiast.
“Mopar has been in the performance business for decades. In fact, the
brand really came to life at the track,” said Gorlier. “We are committed
to supporting performance enthusiasts. We have an extremely rich
product plan that will not only support the more than 5 million HEMI
engines in market today and the 30 million Chrysler Group vehicles on
the roads across the country, but will also support the products of
tomorrow. The engines we are launching are the first of many exciting
products to come for both on and off-road needs. We have an amazing
track record of fueling enthusiasts and are committed to continuing this
V10 Competition Crate Engine and Gen III V10 Performance Upgrade Kit
Leading the way is an 800 horsepower V-10 Competition Series engine,
part number P5155872 that is designed specifically for drag racing. Hand
assembled to exacting standards by race engine builders, the
Competition Series V-10 features an aluminum block with aluminum
cylinder heads. Designed for the rigors of drag racing and pulling 695
lb. ft. of torque with an operating range of up to 7,000 rpm, these
race-calibrated engines include a forged steel crankshaft with forged
steel connecting rods and forged aluminum pistons with a compression
ratio of 12.5:1. All rotating components have been balanced for maximum
performance at the track.
The Competition Series engine includes a JTEC controller with race
calibration and engine harness. Designed specifically for drag racing,
future applications include an off-road and road-race version.
Enthusiasts looking to extract up to 150 more horsepower from their Gen
III Dodge Viper can now bolt on a Performance Upgrade Kit, part number
P5156137, to their stock V-10 engine. Each kit includes a pair of
aluminum cylinder heads (machined to fit the Gen III block), a custom
upper intake manifold with a larger throttle body, fuel rails and
injectors. The stock engine controller will have to be re-flashed.
All necessary hardware and gaskets are included.
With the Performance Upgrade Kit, owners will see up to 650 horsepower
from their existing engine while still maintaining excellent low-end
426 Gen III High Out HEMI and 426 Ready-to-Run Kits
Mopar also is featuring a more powerful, new crate version of the Gen III 426 HEMI V-8.
The Gen III High Output HEMI engine, with 590 horsepower on tap out of the box, is now available under part number P5156139.
Starting with a lightweight aluminum block that shaves more than 100
lbs. from the cast iron version, the Gen III High Output HEMI is
professionally built and includes a stout, balanced lower reciprocating
assembly that features a forged steel crankshaft with six bolt mains at
2, 3 and 4, and cross-bolted 4-bolt mains at 1 and 5. H-beam style rods
are forged steel and coupled to forged 11:1 compression ratio aluminum
pistons. Included is a revised windage tray to provide excellent oil
dispersion and prevent oil aeration by the crankshaft.
The valvetrain starts with a more aggressive roller camshaft with .639
intake and .628 exhaust lift and cylinder heads that feature the latest
designs for exceptional flow characteristics.
To help stabilize the valvetrain at high engine rpm, tie bars are
available. Cast aluminum valve covers and billet fuel rails also are
part of the Gen III High Output engine. Designed to run on premium pump
gas with a minimum octane rating of 93, the newest HEMI V8 is ideal for
off road competition or the latest restoration or resto – mod project.
Mopar also is offering two 426 Ready-to-Run engine control/base
calibration kits, one for the High Output engine and one for the
existing 426 crate engine.
Kits include a throttle body, engine harness and engine controller with
base cal. These kits greatly reduce guess work and gets projects up and
rolling. Depending on transmission type, axle ratio, and tire size, some
final tuning may be required.
Pro Stock Cylinder Head Debuting for Pro Stock competition in the
National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), is a new symmetrical port design
cylinder head. The bare aluminum cylinder head is available under part
number P5155906. For teams running Dodge Avengers for 2012 in NHRA,
either the current asymmetrical cylinder head or the new symmetrical
will be permitted.
GEN III HEMI Front Drive Kit A distributor front drive kit for GEN III
HEMI engines is now available. The drive kit is for enthusiasts who
prefer to run a distributor-type ignition system and includes a machined
front cover, camshaft timing gear, fuel pump push rod and bolt kit.
Kits for 2009 and later 5.7-liter and all 6.4 engines are available
under part number P5155929. For pre-2009 5.7-liter and all 6.1-liter
engines, part number P5155930 is available.
Dodge Challenger Body-in-White New Dodge Challenger body shells that
provide an excellent starting point for a race car now are available in
limited quantities from Mopar. Bodies are complete with doors, decklid
and hood. These shells eliminate the bodywork or welding that’s normally
required with a project car that may be damaged or a salvage car.
Bodies are designed for competition use only, have no vehicle
identification numbers and cannot be used for a street application.
Fascias and other trim items will be available as a “builder’s kit.”
Mopar-First Features Mopar has introduced numerous industry-first features including:
-Camper trailers: first to introduce off-road camper trailers
-Vehicle-information apps: first to introduce smartphone
vehicle-information applications, a new channel of communication with
-Electronic owner manuals: first to introduce traditional owner manuals in a DVD and brief user-guide format
-Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS): first to market with a
new interactive vehicle tracking device that sends owner a text when
vehicle is driven too fast or too far based on pre-set parameters
-2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak: first to introduce a 500-plus cubic-inch V-10 drag-race package car
-Wi-Fi: first to offer customers the ability to make their vehicle a wireless hot spot
-WiTECH: first to support vehicle diagnosis and software updates
leveraging off-the-shelf personal computers and a dedicated wireless