Monday, January 17, 2022
News Dodge’s Legendary HEMI 5.7L V8 to be Replaced by a Boosted Straight-6

Dodge’s Legendary HEMI 5.7L V8 to be Replaced by a Boosted Straight-6

Is a Dodge Challenger a Dodge Challenger without a V8? It’s a concept we’ll have to get used to


  • The next-generation Challenger might go without a V8 altogether.

  • We already know the Hellcat is done in 2023.

  • Dodge has committed to building electric muscle cars in the future.


Hemi, Mopar, Dodge, and Challenger are the automotive equivalent to the BLT. A BLT isn’t a BLT without the bacon, lettuce, and tomato. A Dodge Challenger without an available V8 engine will taste funny at first but we’re quite convinced that the engine that will replace will provide plenty of power.

2021 Dodge Durango RT | Photo: Olivier Delorme

It won’t sound the same though. And, this new engine will probably be too smooth and civilized. The fact of the matter is that V8s are bad and unfortunately will need to die. In its stead, Stellantis is working on its replacement, and it might be called the GME T6 engine.

According to StellPower, the GME T6 is a turbocharged straight-6-cylinder 3.0-litre which should produce at least as much power as the HEMI 5.7-litre V8. As a reminder, in the Challenger R/T, it puts out 372 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. If anything, the boosted-6 should develop a broader torque curve.

This new engine will start out with the next-generation Dodge Challenger and eventually make its way in other vehicles. After this, electrification will take over.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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