‘Hellephant’ in a Room: Mopar Stampedes Into SEMA With 1,000-Horsepower 426 Crate HEMI® Engine

October 30, 2018

, Las Vegas

The Mopar code is stampeding into a 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show with a mint HEMI®-engine-powered beast: a “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI engine, that turns a holder during a outrageous 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 bin engine pack charity by an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).
The press lecture currently in a Mopar vaunt during SEMA also enclosed a phenomenon of a 1968 Dodge “Super Charger” Concept, a ideal package for highlighting a “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Crate HEMI engine public and kit.
“Our enthusiasts crave energy and opening and a new ‘Hellephant’ Mopar Crate HEMI engine and pack broach outrageous horsepower and torque in a plug-and-play package that is singular in a industry,” pronounced Steve Beahm, Head of Parts Service (Mopar) and Passenger Car Brands, FCA – North America. “The 1968 Dodge Charger is one of a hottest classical cars, that is because we motionless to use it as a starting indicate for a ‘Super Charger’ Concept. It’s an extraordinary car and a good showcase for a ‘Hellephant’ engine.”
The “Hellephant” engine hits a enchanting 1,000 horsepower symbol around bulked-up displacement, with 4.0 inches of cadence and gimlet specs during 4.125 inches. An softened supercharger with a high-efficiency rotor is mounted on a all-aluminum block, that provides outrageous weight assets to keep a “Hellephant” light. The all-aluminum block, used in Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak competition vehicles that dominated a 2018 NHRA Factory Stock Showdown class, was configured for a travel in tighten partnership with Mopar and engineers from a motorsports world.

The engine and kit’s particular “Hellephant” trademark provides a curtsy to a Mopar brand’s past and present. The trademark and name call out a mythological 426 HEMI engine, initial introduced in 1964 and nicknamed a “elephant” engine for a energy and size, as good as a 707-horsepower Mopar “Hellcrate” Engine Kit, suggested final year during a 2017 SEMA Show.
The finish engine public includes a H2O pump, flywheel, front sump oil pan, supercharger with stifle body, fuel injectors and curl packs. The first-ever 1,000 horsepower bin engine public charity by an OEM can be interconnected with a Mopar “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI Engine Kit for comparatively elementary plug-and-play by gifted installers. The engine public and pack are designed for designation on pre-1976 travel and off-road vehicles.

Additional facilities of a “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI engine embody valve covers alien from a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye and valve train, valves, thatch and retainers pulled from a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The engine build includes a special high-lift cam, as good as custom-forged pistons.

Dropping in a “Hellephant” is roughly warden with a “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI Engine Kit. The pack includes a powertrain control procedure (PCM), energy placement center, engine wiring harness, framework harness, accelerator pedal, belligerent jumper, oxygen sensors, assign atmosphere heat sensors, fuel siphon control procedure and cam train interface device. The PCM is unbarred and tuned to siphon out 1,000 horsepower and 950 lb.-ft. torque.

As with a “Hellcrate” engine, Mopar will also offer an essential Front End Accessory Drive (FEAD) Kit, that includes an alternator, power-steering pump, belts, crane and more, and is among additional engine appendage hardware components accessible to support in installing a “Hellephant.”
The pack ships in singular packaging, featuring a “Hellephant” trademark and includes in-depth information sheets with useful designation tips and requirements.

The “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI engine public and pack will be accessible in a initial entertain of 2019. For some-more information, revisit www.cratehemi.com, and follow Mopar on Twitter (@OfficialMopar) regulating a new #Hellephant hashtag.

1968 Dodge “Super Charger” Concept
The 1968 Dodge Charger, one of a many iconic vehicles ever built by FCA US, is reimagined with complicated elements from a stream Dodge Charger SRT and a Dodge Challenger SRT lineup to emanate a singular package for showcasing a Mopar brand’s new “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI engine and kit.

The 1968 Dodge “Super Charger” Concept is blending to accommodate a “Hellephant” engine, enabling a classical float to impact 1,000 horsepower to a cement by a batch T-6060 primer six-speed Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat transmission.
The tradition “De Grigio” Grey Metallic classical 1968 Dodge Charger, that is imprinting a 50th anniversary in 2018, feeds a “Hellephant” uninformed atmosphere by a supersized hood dip modeled on that of a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The hood facilities fiberglass construction on a outward with inner-steel construction inside carried over from a strange vehicle. The 1968 Charger’s pop-up headlamp pattern is tweaked to plant Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat headlamps henceforth behind a grille. The original’s doorway handles and season rails are shaved away, formulating a clean, streamlined appearance. Front doorway opening windows are private and transposed with a one-piece side glass. The 1971 Duster mirrors supplement a some-more complicated appearance.
The 1968 Dodge “Super Charger” Concept assumes a “wide body” position interjection to front and back fiberglass circle flares detailed “De Grigio” Grey Metallic physique color. The front wheels pull brazen dual inches to accommodate a flares and digest a Charger’s overhang, fluctuating a classic’s wheelbase from 117 inches to 119 inches. Front wheels are batch 20 x 11-inch Devil’s rims pulled from a Challenger SRT Hellcat, while a rears are upsized 21 x 12-inch custom-milled aluminum Devil’s wheels. The physique drops 2.5 inches in a back and 3.5 inches in a front to aggressively cuddle a pavement. Six-piston Brembos broach a wilful stopping-power advantage over a 1968 brakes.
Custom fiberglass front and back bumpers are burning adult and condensed cross-car to yield an integrated design. The tradition fiberglass front chin splitter takes change from a Demon, while a tradition back spoiler is desirous by a complicated Charger R/T. The case pivotal cylinder close is shaved and a Satin Black fuel doorway detailed with a custom-milled aluminum “Hellephant” medallion, one of many singular pattern touches incorporated via a “Super Charger” Concept. Vehicle graphics and badging are Satin Black vinyl decals, including a “Hellephant” trademark on a front fenders, “Super Charger” badging above a doors and classical tail stripes during a rear.
The Product Design Office (PDO) group let their imaginations run furious during a tail of a ’68 Charger. The reduce empty tips are separated and transposed with Alfa Romeo Stelvio 5-inch dual-walled empty tips re-engineered to run by a taillamp housing. The stop lights have been singly reconfigured with LED lights that heat around a empty tips.
Inside, doorway panels and interior trim are Satin Black with a singular “Hellephant” milled insignia practical on a top doorway panels. The Dodge Viper steering circle also carries a “Hellephant” insignia during a center. The instrument row insert is “De Grigio” Grey Metallic physique tone and a lurch is customized with a full array of Mopar gauges.
The body-color core console binds a primer shifter from a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, as good as a ignition symbol and toggle switches for a headlamps, wipers, haze lights and jeopardy lights. The batch front seats have been transposed with Dodge Viper seats re-wrapped in Alcantara leather accented with red stitching and are propitious with four-point Sabelt black racing harnesses. The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon chair undo choice opens adult a back and also sheds weight while creation space for a tradition 2-inch hurl enclosure designed to follow a form and orchestrate with a figure of a day light opening (DLO). A Challenger SRT Demon net allows for storage of racing apparatus such as helmets and gloves. A black Challenger SRT Hellcat runner covers a back of a interior, while a front facilities tradition building mats mutated from a stream Charger SRT and Mopar pedal kits for a Challenger.
About Mopar
Mopar (a elementary contraction of a difference MOtor and PARts) is a service, tools and customer-care code for FCA vehicles around a globe. Born in 1937 as a name of a line of antifreeze products, a Mopar code has developed over some-more than 80 years to paint both finish caring and authentic opening for owners and enthusiasts worldwide.

Mopar done a symbol in a 1960s during a muscle-car era, with Mopar Performance Parts to raise speed and doing for both highway and racing use, and stretched to embody technical use and patron support. Today, a Mopar brand’s tellurian strech distributes some-more than 500,000 tools and accessories in over 150 markets around a world. With some-more than 50 tools placement centers and 25 patron hit centers globally, Mopar integrates service, tools and customer-care operations in sequence to raise patron and play support worldwide.

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