In Mopar lore, a 426 cubic inch Hemi-headed engine was hassle, pure and easy. It didn’t matter what physique it was shoved into…from the completely ferocious Hemi Darts and A-body Barracudas, to the depraved Highway Runners and Chargers, to the sinister E-body twins and even in pickup vans and police autos, the 426 Avenue Hemi gained a fame because the one Chrysler mill you completely didn’t, underneath any circumstances, attempt to mess with until you had your greatest able to battle.
Depart it to Mopar to go forward and replace the third gen Hemi to an analogous platform. It’s been teased for every week, it’s been the topic of hypothesis, and now it’s right here. They name it the Hellephant, a plug-and-play atomic bomb of an engine. 1,000 horsepower and 950 ft/lbs of torque…how far more, precisely, must be stated? You would stick this engine in a 1971 Imperial LeBaron Sedan, all two and a half tons of it, and nonetheless scare the holy hell out of your self!
Lengthy dwell the madness…
October 30, 2018 , Las Vegas – The Mopar model is stampeding into the 2018 Specialty Tools Market Affiliation (SEMA) Present with a brand-new HEMI®-engine-powered beast: the “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI engine, which turns the crank at a mammoth 1,000 horsepower and 950 lb.-ft. of torque.
The “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI engine is a Mopar-first for a 1,000-horsepower crate engine package provided by an Authentic Tools Producer (OEM).
The press briefing as we speak within the Mopar exhibit at SEMA additionally included the disclosing of the 1968 Dodge “Tremendous Charger” Idea, the proper bundle for highlighting the “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Crate HEMI engine meeting and package.
“Our fans crave energy and efficiency and our new ‘Hellephant’ Mopar Crate HEMI engine and package ship large horsepower and torque in a plug-and-play bundle that’s distinctive within the trade,” stated Steve Beahm, Head of Elements & Service (Mopar) and Passenger Automobile Manufacturers, FCA – North America. “The 1968 Dodge Charger is without doubt one of the hottest traditional vehicles, which is why we determined to make use of it as a place to begin for the ‘Tremendous Charger’ Idea. It’s an incredible automobile and an awesome showcase for our ‘Hellephant’ engine.”
The “Hellephant” engine hits the magical 1,000 horsepower mark through bulked-up displacement, with four.zero inches of stroke and bore specs at four.125 inches. An improved supercharger with a high-efficiency rotor is mounted on the all-aluminum block, which supplies large weight financial savings to maintain the “Hellephant” gentle. The all-aluminum block, utilized in Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak race autos that dominated the 2018 NHRA Manufacturing unit Inventory Showdown class, was configured for the road in shut collaboration with Mopar and engineers from the motorsports world.
The engine and package’s distinctive “Hellephant” brand supplies a nod to the Mopar model’s previous and current. The emblem and identify name out the legendary 426 HEMI engine, first launched in 1964 and nicknamed the “elephant” engine for its energy and dimension, in addition to the 707-horsepower Mopar “Hellcrate” Engine Equipment, revealed final yr on the 2017 SEMA Present.
The whole engine meeting features a water pump, flywheel, entrance sump oil pan, supercharger with throttle physique, gasoline injectors and coil packs. The primary-ever 1,000 horsepower crate engine meeting provided by an OEM will be paired with the Mopar “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI Engine Equipment for comparatively easy plug-and-play by skilled installers. The engine meeting and package are designed for set up on pre-1976 avenue and off-road autos.
Extra options of the “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI engine embrace valve covers imported from the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye and valve practice, valves, locks and retainers pulled from the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The engine construct features a particular high-lift cam, in addition to custom-forged pistons.
Dropping within the “Hellephant” is nearly turnkey with the “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI Engine Equipment. The package features a powertrain management module (PCM), energy distribution middle, engine wiring harness, chassis harness, accelerator pedal, floor jumper, oxygen sensors, cost air temperature sensors, gasoline pump management module and cam bus interface gadget. The PCM is unlocked and tuned to pump out 1,000 horsepower and 950 lb.-ft. torque.
As with the “Hellcrate” engine, Mopar will even supply an important Entrance Finish Accent Drive (FEAD) Equipment, which incorporates an alternator, power-steering pump, belts, pulleys and extra, and is amongst further engine accent elements obtainable to help in putting in the “Hellephant.”
The package ships in distinctive packaging, that includes the “Hellephant” brand and consists of in-depth data sheets with useful set up suggestions and necessities.
The “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI engine meeting and package can be obtainable within the first quarter of 2019. For extra data, go to www.cratehemi.com, and comply with Mopar on Twitter (@OfficialMopar) utilizing the brand new #Hellephant hashtag.
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