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Crazy Hellcat-Swapped Cars You Have To Know About

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The Dodge Hellcat has a crazy engine responsible for some of the best performance specs in the industry. So, naturally, people have been trying to lend that power to other types of cars.


Mazda Miatas don't rely on power to be fun, but what if they did? YouTuber Stephen Crapps shoved one into the tiny engine bay, but also installed a modified suspension and brakes.

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Hellcat-Swapped Dodge Dakota

After pushing the base Dakota V8 engine as far as he could, Greg Snider decided to replace it with a Hellcat unit. Power is sent to the back via a Tick Performance manual transmission.

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Hellcat-Swapped 1969 Dodge Charger

A Dodge Charger Hellcat is not unheard of, but that wasn't the case 50 years ago. The lack of genuine 1969 models required some serious fabrication to make this modification work out.

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Could there be anything more perverse than an ecofriendly Toyota Prius outfitted with a gas-guzzling Hellcat engine? The owner says it should be able to hit the quarter mile in 8 seconds.

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General Mayhem

Unlike the fabricated 1969 Charger, this vehicle is all-original. The suspension had to be upgraded to a racing system, and the the 707-hp engine was dialed up to 975 hp.

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Hellcat-Swapped Plymouth Prowler

The Prowler was a huge disappointment with its V6 engine. To this day, enthusiasts have been trying to undo that shame. This Hellcat-powered model is a testament to what could have been.

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Hellcat-Swapped 1968 Coronet Cop Car

This mod was a bit of a last minute effort, since the engine was actually meant for a 1970 Barracuda. Instead, it went into a Coronet cop car, which was used to promote hop with a Cop.

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Dropping a Hellcat engine into a Jeep is not unusual, but the Inferno is anything but common. Exotic Custom Motorsports' Wrangler has been stretched and uses a 6x6 drivetrain.

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Hellcat-Swapped Jeep Wrangler

Looking at something a little less special, this Jeep Wrangler is a more standard off-roader, with four wheels, a 4-inch lift, RCV axle shafts, and enormous 37-inch all-terrain tires.

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