Hellephant Crate Is Coming From Mopar With 1,000 Horsepower!
Mopar and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are back at it with their latest creation, the “Hellephant”. Introduced at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, the Hellephant is a 426-cubic-inch HEMI engine with an extensive 3.0-liter supercharger bolted on to it. This powerful engine will be a part of a special engine crate offered by Mopar. The Hellephant will make other engines seem weak by comparison as it boasts a remarkable 1000 horsepower and 950 lb-ft of torque. Mopar makes history by offering the first crate engine from a major manufacturer to offer such horsepower. Mopar also had some more surprises for everyone – find out below!
The Hellephant Is Striking!
It’s the first crate engine offered from a mainstream manufacturer to offer 1,000 horsepower. Going even further, there are no difficult moves to make, as the process is a simple swap from the old engine to the new one. Inside the crate are the supplies for owners to use including the water pump, front sump oil pan, supercharged with throttle body and fuel injectors with all coil packs needed. If that wasn’t enough, the entire kit includes the engine wiring harness, chassis harness, accelerator pedal, ground jumper and charge air temperature sensors with a power distribution center. Installation is made easier with the “Front End Accessory Drive” kit that provides an alternator, power steering pump, belts, pulleys, and additional engine accessory parts to help finish the job.
“Our enthusiasts crave power and performance and our new ‘Hellephant’ Mopar Crate Hemi engine and kit deliver huge horsepower and torque in a plug-and-play package that is unique in the industry,” said Steve Beahm, head of parts and service for Mopar.
Mopar Shows Hellecrate Off In Fashion at SEMA
Mopar bought their very own 1968 Dodge Charger from a resident of southeast Michigan. With not many units left, thanks to The Fast & The Furious blowing many of them up, the owner was reluctant to part with his classic muscle car until he found out the plans Mopar had for that Charger. They were going to turn that 1968 Charger into the most intense Dodge Charger ever, complete with upgrades and a new Air Grabber hood that was used on the famous 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, and planned to showcase the final version at SEMA in Las Vegas.
“We made sure to tell him we planned on modifying it. He only asked that we send him pictures of the completed work.” said Joe Dehner, head of Mopar design.
Complete with the new Hellephant engine, exactly 1000 horsepower; a six-speed manual transmission from the Hellcat sends power to the rear wheels. Mopar upgraded the vehicle with a deep cleaning and upgraded the drivetrain by pulling the front wheels two inches ahead, allowing room for the larger wheels and the large six-piston Brembo brakes needed to stop the vehicle’s massive horsepower. The body was also lowered 2.5 inches up front and 3.5 inches in the rear. A modified set of five-inch exhaust tips from the Alfa Romeo Stelvio are also present LED lights that glow around the exhaust. This is truly an incredible vehicle inside and out.
Inside the modified 1968 Charger is a custom approach, with the ignition switch straight from a Challenger Hellcat. The front seats are from the Dodge Viper, re-wrapped in Alcantara, and come with the option of a Sabelt racing harnesses. There is an option to delete the rear seat, which creates room for the two-inch roll cage and reduces overall weight. This modified Charger probably won’t be a product for retail, but the ultra impressive Hellephant crate engine will be in the first quarter of 2019.
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