Working the numbers on history-making engines

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Efficiency automobile followers have a good time April 26 as HEMI® Day, marking the day the calendar aligns (Four/26) with the displacement of the second-generation V-Eight powerplant.

Be part of the celebration: Pull in your HEMI and Mopar gear and provides the throttle of your automobile or truck a blip or two to let everybody know immediately is a big day.

The almost 70-year historical past of HEMI engines at our firm is full of loads of numbers. Listed below are just a few of our favorites:

  • 1950: The unique hemispherical combustion chamber engine design is launched with the FirePower identify for 1951 model-year Chrysler autos, rated at 180 hp. Dodge, DeSoto and Imperial additionally used variations of the engine
  • 138: Decibels of the FirePower-driven Chrysler Air Raid Siren
  • 1958: Remaining 12 months of the first-generation HEMI engine
  • 1964: The Gen II 426 Race HEMI engine debuts as Richard Petty laps the sphere and wins the Daytona 500. High three finishers are powered by 426 Race HEMI engines
  • Additionally 1964: “Massive Daddy” Don Garlits breaks the 200-mph barrier with a Gen II 426 Race HEMI-powered automobile, overlaying the quarter-mile in 7.78 seconds at 201.34 mph
  • 1965: NASCAR blocks the 426 HEMI by mandating a minimal degree of avenue automobile manufacturing
  • 1966: With the launch of the road model of the 426 HEMI, the engine returns to NASCAR. Petty once more wins the Daytona 500
  • 11,000: The variety of Gen II 426 HEMI engines produced for purchasers, making muscle automobiles with the engine wanted by collectors
  • 350: Web horsepower score of the Gen II 426 HEMI in 1971
  • 345: Horsepower score of the Gen III 5.7-liter HEMI when it debuted in 2003 within the Ram pickup
  • 345, 370, 376, 392: Cubic-inch displacements of the Gen III HEMI (5.7-liter, 6.1-liter, 6.2-liter, 6.Four-liter)
  • 840: Horsepower score of the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Demon engine within the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.
  • 1,000: Horsepower score of the “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Crate HEMI engine
  • 11,000+: Horsepower of the nitro-fueled Gen II HEMI-based engines utilized by drag racers immediately in NHRA’s High Gasoline and Humorous Automotive lessons.
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