Chrysler 300C with Hellcat block and turbosChrysler 300C with Hellcat block and turbos

This Chrysler 300C hides a hellacious secret

It’s a shame that Chrysler has never offered up a Hellcat-ified version of its 300 sedan. A sleeper Hellcat would make for an excellent alternative to the Charger version. All of that power paired with an upgraded interior space and subdued exterior styling adds up to a highway all star. And a street stunner. Alas, it’s not mean to be.

Unless you take matters into your own hands

One owner of a 2014 300C SRT8 decided to do just that. The engine bay has been altered so that the standard Hemi block has been swapped out for the one used by the Hellcat. At first glance, both blocks appears to be pretty much the same (6.4-liters vs 6.2-liters for the Hellcat), withe main change being the stroke length and a dash of orange powder coating. If you saw a cutaway of both blocks, however, you’d find a bit more cooling channels. So there are definite benefits involved with making use of the Hellcat block.

Add in a set of Hellion turbochargers and you have a recipe for tremendous power. These are the turbos that bolt in aft of the exhaust system, so they don’t require a complete reworking of the intake setup. With a bit of boost and the proper tune, you can dip into the arena of four-figure horsepower. And that’s what we have with this 300C here.

The finished product is a super sleeper sedan… as long as you don’t check out the rear tire setup. Those fat drag meats have this 300C running low 10-second runs with trap speeds around 145 miles per hour. The plan is to continue wrenching on the thing to get it down into the nine-second range.

[Source: YouTube via Road & Track]

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4 responses to “This Chrysler 300C hides a hellacious secret”

  1. neight428 Avatar

    If I won the Powerball, I’d do nothing but build cars like this all the time.

    1. Manxman Avatar

      You’ve said all that needed to be said.

    2. E34less Avatar

      My Powerball build list is long, stupid, and frequently updated.

  2. wunno sev Avatar
    wunno sev

    biking to work through the hood today, i saw a first-gen 300C SRT8 with big five-spoke wheels, rubber band tires, and an absolutely rude sounding exhaust. i don’t know when my mind changed about these – probably in the last five years, when 95% of them broke and were scrapped – but suddenly i wanted nothing more than a 300C SRT8 with big five-spoke wheels, rubber band tires, and an absolutely rude sounding exhaust.

    heaven help me. what have i become.