HEMI® Day: Working the numbers on history-making engines

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.