If you’re a fan of The RodCAST – Street Muscle Magazine’s weekly podcast – you’ll know we recently had Dustin Whipple on the show. You know Dustin, the Vice President of Whipple Superchargers. We talked extensively about the history of the company, many of the innovations that have been made under the Whipple banner, and so it comes as no surprise that after that conversation, Dustin sent over an exciting new teaser on Whipple Supercharger’s latest innovation – The HEMI Hellcat 3.0L Gen-5 Blower. Dustin alluded to it during the podcast, but as is the nature of the blower business, he held off on the particulars, but he did send over some teaser information to us afterward, and we’d like to share it with you.
The folks at Whipple are touting their latest HEMI blower as a true game-changer! In fact, they’ve reported it’s coming out soon for the Hellcat, Trackhawk, Demon, Redeye, and TRX! According to the company, “The 3.0L Whipple Twin-Screw supercharger boasts insane, never heard of power potential compared to previous supercharger designs. Whether you are replacing the stock Supercharger for modest gains or going all-out racing, the Whipple 3.0L will deliver the results you are looking for.”
By now, you’ve heard all about the 2021 Dodge Drag Pak, unless you’ve been living under a rock that is. If the reported power numbers from Dodge are enough to impress you, you’ll really dig this. The fifth-gen Whipple uses the same patent-pending, dual-pass intercooler to make twice the amount of charger air cooling than any other supercharger system. What’s more, is combined with the new 3×4 rotor combo and the new Whipple makes more power than any other positive displacement supercharger.
If that’s not enough to get your motor running – pun intended – the Gen-5 sports billet rotors that are machined right here in these United States. The company has been operating in Fresno California since the beginning and it’s still churning out blower kits and blower parts. In fact, when we sat down with Dustin on the podcast, he elaborated on some of their manufacturing processes that set them apart from many others in the same arena.
Part of that is the fact that they produce most of, if not all, of the supercharger components in-house. He went on to explain how advancements in modern technology and machining have made that possible and those billet supercharger rotors are a testament to that. He went on to explain how the billet components are far superior to cast rotors which are susceptible to failure when subjected to overspeed.
Building upon those advancements in manufacturing technology, the Gen-5 rotors are the latest in twin-screw technology and offer higher efficiency levels over a much wider RPM range, cooler air charge temperatures, and less power consumption than any of the stock 2.4, 2.7, or 3.0 offerings. This is why it’s the same technology used in the Drag Pak.
Another component that differs from those stock units is the 112mm throttle flange or the optional billet 112mm throttle body. When combined, those two pieces ensure inlet airflow matches the supercharger’s potential. Of course, the whole package wouldn’t be complete without an all-new, high-flow cold air intake system.
- Over 300HP capacity over Hellaphant 3.0L Supercharger
- Over 500hp capacity over Hellcat 2.4L supercharger
- Expensive porting not required to make power
- Massive, dual-pass, dual-core intercooler technology for twice the cooling area of any other PD SC for 6.2L
- The inverted design allows for an oversized intercooler, each core is 2.125” thick, dual-pass = 4.25” thick core
- Dual in, dual out intercooler for increased water flow
- 112mm opening for compatibility with stock TB, 102mm, 105mm, and Whipple’s 112mm
- Billet rotors far superior to cast rotors for high rpm operation
- ¾ rotor vs 3/5, 33% lower male rotor speed
- Superior profile with shorter leak path
- Thrust retaining system for better bearing support
- Massive air inlet for high flow (porting not required to get power)
- Optional high flow cold air system
- Fits stock fuel rail, stock injectors, or billet Whipple -8 rails
- Works with stock belt system and optional balancer options
- Works with electronic bypass control
- Works with stock TMAP sensors
- New over bearing 5-bolt supercharger pulleys
- Billet bearing plate and oil cover
- Custom colors available
If you’re wondering when you’ll be able to get your hands on one of Whipple’s latest creations, you can expect to see them available around late-April – that’s the competition-based units only though. For those of you interested in the street applications and wondering about CARB status, fear not, as a California-based company the crew at Whipple is working tirelessly in testing and their target is August 2021.
Also, for those of you curious as to whether or not your stock Hellcat throttle bodies will fit – they will. As will aftermarket Hellcat throttle bodies. Furthermore, it should be noted that the new blower fits under a stock hood, stock cowl, all while retaining the use of your wipers. It also uses all the stock TMAP sensors. Although, the current cold air intake systems will not fit without some type of modification. Stock Hellcat fuel rails will work with this unit, but Whipple does offer an optional billet 8AN rail system.
Stage 1 Competition $5800 (no calibration or flash tool, no CAI, no throttle body, uses stock rails/fuel system)
Stage 2 Competition $6900 (Includes 112mm billet throttle body, billet -8 fuel rails, no CAI, no calibration or flash tool)
Billet 112mm throttle body, black anodized $950
Billet fuel rails TBD
112mm CAI TBD
We will be sure to report back once we have more information on this wild new blower. Of course, if you have any questions, want to place an order, or simply want to check out the options for your particular application, head over to whipplesuperchargers.com.