2018 Dodge Challenger R/T – Whipple 3.0L

Challenger | Dodge | Make : November 24, 2021

Another Whipple 3.0L equipped Hemi wrapped up and ripping! Back in May, Jim brought us his 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T for our Stage-3 NA package, and while the extra 80whp scratched the itch for a few months, it wasn't long before he was ready for more!

Shortly after, he got in on the pre-order for the new Whipple 3.0L. Fast forward a few months, and he ended up being our first 5.7L Hemi in the door for this killer supercharger system! Full setup below:

First round of work - Stage-3 NA package:

Stainless Works Stainless Power 1.875" primary ID long-tube headers with high-flow catalytic converters
COMP Cams Stage-2 HRT 273° camshaft
COMP Cams phase limiter
COMP Cams valve seats, valve seals, valve springs, valve retainers & locks
Manley Performance Products, Inc. chromoly pushrods
• MDS delete utilizing OEM Mopar components
• OEM Hellcat lifters
• OEM Hellcat engine oil pump
• MotoRad 180° thermostat

Second round of work - Stage-2 Whipple Supercharged package:

Whipple Superchargers Gen-V 3.0L W185RF twin-screw supercharger system
Whipple Superchargers 4.00" upper supercharger pulley
NGK Spark Plugs LFR6AIX-11 spark plugs
MSD Performance fuel pump voltage booster
• All the miscellaneous OEM and aftermarket components to bring it all together

With the mechanical work wrapped up in the shop by Dylan, Matt strapped her down to the rollers for Vlad to perform a custom calibration via HP Tuners. With 93 octane in the tank and the 3.0L delivering only ~5.5psi, Vlad increased the 5.7L Hemi's output to 508.96whp & 476.66lbft!

We'd love to see what this 5.7L would lay down with some drop-in pistons and more boost! We could easily see somewhere between 650-700whp on 93 octane without issue. It's great to see how much these Hemis love the Gen-V 3.0L!