Hurricane Engines

Discussion in 'Challenger News, Articles and Media Reviews' started by SRT-Tom, Nov 22, 2022 at 2:30 PM.

  1. SRT-Tom

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    The January 2023 issue of Motor Trend has an evaluation of the SUVs for 2023.

    Of particular interest, was the review of the Jeep Wagoneer L (Series II) and its new Hurricane engines.

    Two 3.0 liter 24-valve I-6 twin-turbo engines are offered- the "low-output" version with 420 hp and 468 lb-ft of torque and the high-output version with 510 hp and 500 lb-ft. These two engines provide impressive acceleration for the 6,410 lb 2023 Jeep Wagoneer L (Series II).

    Here are the performance numbers:

    Low-Output Engine

    0-60 mph= 5.5 sec.
    1/4 mile= 14.1 sec @95.1 mph

    High-Output Engine

    0-60 mph= 5.0 sec.
    1/4 mile= 13.5 sec @102.7 mph

    I wonder what the performance numbers will be when these engines are put in much lighter cars?

    Just for fun, I entered the above horsepower ratings for a car weighing only 4,000 lbs. into a 1/4 mile ET calculator (which I have found to be pretty accurate). This is what it revealed:

    420 hp= 12.34 sec @116.0 mph
    510 hp= 11.57 sec @123.8 mph

    1/4 Mile ET Calculator (robrobinette.com)

    What a way for the ICE engines to go out!
     
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    And the Grand Wagoneer is 6900 lbs.
     
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    That low output version is a boat load of torque. I suspect you will see them available in the Challengers & Chargers etc.
     
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    Twin turbo's are a maintenance pain in the behind beyond the warranty period, and more so if modded.
     
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    Are the turbos big bucks to replace.
     
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    Beyond the major expense of the turbo replacement, gaining access on my applications is a monumental undertaking requiring many days of work. Not likely the Hurricane applications will be any less difficult. A single turbo replacement on a friend's VW at the dealership was $5k. I think it's fair to state the mfg's are well aware of the profitable maintenance revenue resulting from going in this direction, while many buyer's are unaware of what they're in for beyond the warranty period (for many, 'Turbocharged' sounds as appealing as 'Hemi' powered.
     
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