Fiat Chrysler has finally gone and done it. They made the Hellcat engine available to the masses. Before this, people who wanted to get the Hellcat engine had to hunt down a wrecked Challenger Hellcat, buy it and take the engine out. Now, their prayers have been answered and they can Hellcat any car they want for roughly $20,000.

Fiat Chrysler has stated that the engine is designed to only go in pre-1976 street and off-road cars. That means old-school restomods can now have the glorious Hellcat engine. We can see it now, Plymouth Superbirds, late-60’s Dodge Chargers, Ford Mustangs, and heck, maybe even an old Ford Model T Rat Rod restomod Hellcat. With all the wonderful possibilities, we have one question: why you would let FCA’s advisory on model years curb your imagination? We sure didn’t let it. Here are some crazy ideas about where the Hellcat Engine would be put to the best use. Some of these are more possible than others.

Toyota 4Runner

2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD off-road

The Toyota 4Runner probably isn’t the first thing you think about when it comes to the Hellcat engine, but the models aggressive and busy fascia screams, “Hellcat me!” to us. It might not seem like such a fantastic idea to put a 707 hp engine in a vehicle that is set up to handle tough off-road situations, but then Jeep already stuck the engine in a Jeep Wrangler for the Trailcat Concept vehicle. We’d like to see someone do something similar to that with the current 4Runner.

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Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 catching air

Dodge doesn’t have a mid-size pickup right now or we’d suggest whatever little pickup they did have. Since the demise of the Dakota, FCA fans have had to go with the big-boy trucks from Ram to satisfy their towing and hauling needs. Chevrolet, on the other hand, has an excellent truck in the Colorado ZR2, and it’s one that is begging for the Hellcat engine. Can you imagine the look on Ford Raptor fanboys’ faces if you blazed past them in a Hellcat-powered Chevrolet Colorado ZR2?

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Subaru BRZ

2018 Subaru BRZ in black

A lot of people complain about the Subaru BRZ (and Toyota 86) not having enough power. Well, we have a solution. Put the Hellcat engine under the hood. This would more than triple the amount of power that the car comes with stock. There would be no way to complain about the car having too little power, and most people would do a complete flip and start telling you that it had too much power. Some people are just never happy.

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Volvo V90

2018 Volvo V90 in silver

Remember the Volvo 960 Wagon that Paul Newman had made with a Ford V8 in it? Yeah, pretty much that but with 707 hp. You take Volvo V90 refinement and Dodge’s crass and uniquely American approach to power, and then you watch as this beautiful Swedish wagon as it turns into a real-life land missile. The best part? You can still carry around the whole family and a crap-load of stuff in the cargo area.

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Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Okay, so this one might be tough to pull off. The MX-5 Miata doesn’t exactly have the biggest engine bay in the world, but that hasn’t stopped maniacal tuners from stuffing LS3 V8s under the hoods of their little Japanese roadsters. We think there’s some genius tuner out there who can make the monstrous Hellcat engine fit under the Miata’s sleek hood. If not, he or she could always just take the dang hood off. When they do figure out how to get the engine in there, everyone had better clear out because that Miata will be a scary fast and very dangerous machine.

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