Todd Beddick, Head of Accessories & Parts Portfolio for Mopar, talks about the new “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI® Engine and Kit.The new “Hellephant,” a supercharged 426-cubic-inch HEMI® V-8 crate engine unveiled at SEMA 2018 and which goes on sale in the first quarter of next year.
The “Hellephant” feeds 1,000 hp and 950 lb-ft of torque into any pre-1976 street or off-road vehicle you can fit it into. That output level is on pump gas, by the way, not some exotic racing fuel.via: fcanorthamerica
The 426 Gen 2 HEMI V-8 from the ‘60s and early ‘70s carried the “Elephant” nickname due to its power output and physical size, while the modern supercharged Gen 3 HEMI V-8 is the “Hellcrate” engine, debuted by Mopar last year at SEMA.
But instead of just unveiling this ridiculous engine on a stand, Dodge decided to showcase it in a 1968 Dodge Charger to celebrate the iconic car’s 50th birthday.The chassis has been modified to allow for the reverse-birth of that four-digit “Hellephant” powerplant, while a T-6060 manual six-speed ‘box from a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has been added to try its best at getting 1,000bhp to the road./throttlextreme