The Hellcrate Redeye is an upgraded version of the previous Hellcrate engine, with a bigger supercharger and several changes made to handle the extra boost. These include a forged alloy steel crankshaft, induction-hardened crank bearing surfaces, a camshaft optimized for high rpm performance, forged high-strength alloy pistons, powder-forged connecting rods, and much more.
Unusually for a high-performance engine, the Hellcrate Redeye uses pushrods and two valves per cylinder. In standard tune, the V8 engine delivered 808 horsepower and 717 lb-ft (972 Nm) of torque while burning regular 91 octane gasoline. With an ECU update and race fuel, the power increases to 840 horsepower, while the torque rises to 770 lb-ft (1,045 Nm).
Normally, the Redeye was used for custom-built cars intended for ¼ mile drag racing. This is where it shines, and this is where it craves to be. But sometimes, fate is out of our control, and so this Hellcrate got to spend its entire life in a wooden box. Hopefully, the person who buys it will put it to good use. The price is $22,699, and the engine is already shortlisted by 245 potential buyers at the time of writing, so you better hurry.