The Mopar Hellephant Crate Engine Sold Out In Just 48 Hours
Everyone knew the Hellephant Crate Engine would be a hot item. But it went faster than probably anyone expected. On April 26th (Hemi Day), Mopar opened pre-orders for the 7.0-liter Hellephant Hemi crate engine. AutoBlog reports that after lots of hype on social media, Mopar had gone through all of its Hellephant stock. Fiat Chrysler clarified via a spokesperson who e-mailed, “Given the high demand and the hand-built, time-intensive build process, we have closed preordering for the 426 Hellephant Supercharged HEMI crate engine. Based on preorders, the engine sold out in just two days. Customers can visit www.cratehemi.com to receive future information and updates on the ‘Hellephant’ engine.”
The Mopar “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Crate HEMI 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. A supercharger with a high-efficiency rotor set is mounted on the all-aluminum block. The choice to use aluminum delivers significant weight savings to keep the “Hellephant” light.
It’s uncertain exactly how many engines were sold. If you’re one of many who didn’t have a shot at ordering one it’s rumored that another limited run is scheduled for next year.