Mopar delivered on its promise to reveal the most exciting crate engine in its history with the new ‘Hellephant’ 426 Hemi, which makes an astonishing 1,000hp and 950lb-ft (1,288Nm) of torque.
The name ‘Hellephant’ pays tribute to the iconic Mopar 426 Hemi engine that was nicknamed “elephant” for its size and power.
The supercharged engine’s capacity measures 6,980cc (426ci), featuring 4 inches of stroke and bore specs at 4.125 inches. The supercharger itself is an improved unit with a high-efficiency rotor mounted on the all-aluminum block.
Mopar will offer a complete engine assembly that includes a water pump, flywheel, front sump oil pan, supercharger with throttle body, fuel injectors and coil packs along with the 1,000hp crate engine, making the ‘Hellephant’ ready for a plug-and-play installation by experienced mechanics. The engine assembly and kit are designed for use on pre-1976 street and off-road vehicles.
The engine itself gets the Challenger Hellcat Redeye’s valve covers and valve train while locks and retainers are shared with the Demon. A special high-lift cam is also included, as well as custom forged pistons.
The ‘Hellephant’ engine kit includes an unlocked powertrain control module, power distribution center, engine wiring harness, chassis harness, accelerator pedal, oxygen sensors, ground jumper, charge air temperature sensors, fuel pump control module and more.
Mopar Turns A 1968 Dodge Charger Into The 1,000HP ‘Super Charger’ Concept
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the classic Dodge Charger, making it the perfect opportunity to drop the ‘Hellephant’ into the popular muscle car. The result is the wide-bodied 1968 Dodge “Super Charger” concept, showcasing the powertrain’s potential. The 1,000hp engine is paired to a stock T-6060 manual six-speed transmission from a Challenger Hellcat.
Mopar’s “Super Charger” concept features a longer by 2 inches wheelbase, at 119 inches, in order to accommodate the wide body kit and shorten the body’s overhang. The wheel flares are made out of fiberglass while the wheels measure 20×11 inches at the front and 21×12 inches at the back.
The exterior details are numerous and include custom fiberglass bumpers that are flushed up and shortened, headlights with circular LED DRLs from a modern Challenger and of course a custom exhaust setup that exits through the taillights housing. The brake lights are now LED units that glow around the repositioned exhaust tips.