Mopar 'Hellephant' 746kW Hemi crate engine revealed

Mopar 'Hellephant' 746kW Hemi crate engine revealed

Mopar 'Hellephant' 746kW Hemi crate engine revealed

"The 1968 Dodge Charger is one of the hottest classic cars, which is why we made a decision to use it as a starting point for the "Super Charger" Concept". Mopar unleashed it's 1,000-hp "Hellephant" Super Charger at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, complete with its brand-new supercharged 426 Hemi crate engine underhood.

The "Hellephant" engine makes a magical 1000 horsepower (745.7kW) thanks to a bulked-up displacement, compared to the standard engine used in Hellcat. The name is merely a nod to the infamous 426 HEMI engine that was first introduced in 1964 and nicknamed the "elephant" due to its colossal power and size.

Pricing for the Hellephant crate engine hasn't been revealed yet, but to give you some idea of much much it might set you back, the Hellcrate is $19,530 plus $2195 for the Engine Kit. An improved supercharger with a high-efficiency rotor is mounted on an aluminum block that provides substantial weight savings. "The 1968 Dodge Charger is one of the hottest classic cars, which is why we chose to use it as a starting point for the "Super Charger" Concept".

FCA's parts and service brand will also offer what it calls an essential Front End Accessory Drive Kit, including an alternator, power-steering pump, belts, pulleys and other items to ease installation.

The Super Charger itself puts that 746kW to the ground through an unmodified six-speed Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat transmission, though there are no guesses as to how quick it would be.

Additional features of the Hellephant include valve covers imported from the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, and valvetrain, valves, locks and retainers pulled from the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The high-lift cams and forged pistons are custom.

The exterior is enhanced with a wide body design and gray metallic paint. "It's an wonderful vehicle and a great showcase for our "Hellephant" engine". The front wheels have been pushed forward two inches to accommodate the widened fenders and shorten the Charger's overhang, extending the classic's wheelbase from 117 inches to 119 inches.

Six-piston Brembo brakes are responsible for bringing the Super Charger to a halt. One of those locations is the center of the steering wheel which was borrowed from the Dodge Viper.

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