Dodge Is Unleashing Insane Power With Its 1,000 HP ‘Hellephant’ V8 Crate Engine
Dodge unveiled some big potential power at the 2018 SEMA Show with its brand-new HEMI®-engine-powered beast: the “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI engine, which turns the crank at 1,000 horsepower and 950 lb.-ft. of torque.
The “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI® Engine and Kit was revealed during Mopar press briefing at 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. It delivers beastly numbers: 1,000 horsepower and 950 lb.-ft. of torque and the 1,000-horsepower Crate Engine Kit is another Mopar first-ever feature.
The logo is a nod to the legendary Mopar 426 HEMI Engine, nicknamed “elephant” engine for its power and size. The kit allows for relatively simple plug-and-play performance. The “Hellephant” engine hits the magical 1,000 horsepower mark via bulked-up displacement, with 4.0 inches of stroke and bore specs at 4.125 inches. An improved supercharger with a high-efficiency rotor is mounted on the all-aluminum block, which provides huge weight savings to keep the “Hellephant” light. The all-aluminum block, used in Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak race vehicles that dominated the 2018 NHRA Factory Stock Showdown class, was configured for the street in close collaboration with Mopar and engineers from the motorsports world.
The complete engine assembly includes a water pump, flywheel, front sump oil pan, supercharger with throttle body, fuel injectors and coil packs. The first-ever 1,000 horsepower crate engine assembly offered by an OEM can be paired with the Mopar “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI Engine Kit for relatively simple plug-and-play by experienced installers. The engine assembly and kit are designed for installation on pre-1976 street and off-road vehicles.
The automaker also unveiled of the 1968 Dodge “Super Charger” Concept which is the perfect package for highlighting the “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Crate HEMI engine assembly and kit. The Dodge “Super Charger” Concept elevates one of the most iconic FCA vehicles with custom modern touches and Mopar products.
The kit ships in unique packaging, featuring the “Hellephant” logo and includes in-depth information sheets with helpful installation tips and requirements. The “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI Engine and Kit will be available in the first quarter of 2019. You can find more information on Mopar Crate HEMI engines available at www.cratehemi.com