American Racing Header’s PriuSRT8 looks normal at first, or at least with the hood closed, but upon closer inspection, you’ll see that it’s powered by a 6.2L Hellcat V8 with a 4.5-liter Whipple supercharger and trick exhaust system, that generate a combined power output of over 1,000 hp. “There’s no point going for some modified engine with the Hellcat being as good as it is. With the Whipple, it’ll make over 1000hp if we want it to – which is fine by us,” said Nick Filippides, founder of ARH. Continue reading for a video tour straight from SEMA 2017.
“The engine is mated to a six-speed Tremec Magnum transmission, tweaked to handle the additional power. Other custom parts include the high-performance rolling gear, custom shocks, brakes, aluminum panels and floor, plus a full NHRA-certified tube chassis. All together, this Prius will be about 1,300 lbs (590 kg) lighter than a stock Hellcat, and ARH expects it to run into the 8s at the drag strip,” reports Car Scoops.