In which vehicle would you drop off the new Stellantis Hurricane Straight-Six?
Stellantis’ new engine revives the golden age of straight-six vehicles with its new Hurricane engine, which offers power and fuel economy in a compact package.
FCA was hoping for a bigger stake in the European market after announcing its partnership with PSA to create Stellantis, but the European influence has also made its way to North America as the straight-six engine is set to debut. make his return.
The Hurricane is an all-aluminum engine with forged steel crankshaft and connecting rods, displacing 3.0 liters and featuring twin turbochargers. Two versions of the engine will be available, a Standard Output (SO) with 400 bhp (406 PS) and 450 lb-ft (610 Nm) of torque, and a High Output (HO) which can deliver “more than” 500 bhp (507 PS) and 475 lb-ft (645 Nm) of torque.
We love straight-sixes, after all some of the best sports cars in history have used one. The Jaguar E-Type, BMW E28 M5, Mercedes 300SL, Maserati Mistral and (pre-R35) Nissan GT-R all come with the power plant, and it got us thinking, which vehicle would benefit the most from it? a Hurricane Engine Swap?
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Some have called the Hurricane an American version of the 2JZ because of the twin-turbo setup, which makes us dream of turbocharged muscle cars like the 1968 Ford Mustang from Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift.
Or, maybe because of the throwback name (we’re going back here), do you prefer seeing it in a vintage Jeep? Sure, the original Willys Hurricane was a four-cylinder, but you get the picture.
Call us crazy, but we’d take the regular SO version (so we can save a few bucks at the pump) and put it in a 1971 Dodge Tradesman Van. 450 lb-ft of torque is great for towing, and we can drift on a track in the purest Dajiban style.
What would you drop the new Stellantis Hurricane into?