The Hellephant

Whaaaat???

Over the Christmas period I’ve been reading Top Gear Magazine (other motoring magazines are available). In it there was a list of all the biggest surprises of 2018, things like Harley Davidson’s first electric bike, or the fact that Tesla was in profit for the third time in it’s life. In the list there was a piece on a Hemi engine made by Chrystler for Dodge vehicles. They called it the Hellefant.

Hellephant 426 Hemi Crate Engine Hellephant 426 Hemi Crate Engine

You still haven’t answered my question!!!

Alright. The Hellefant is an engine developed by chrystler with an all aluminium construction, an increased bore and stroke (which I won’t drone on about here), working with a supercharger to develop 1000BHP. That isn’t even the best part. The best part is that they willl sell you just the engine. It was displayed at SEMA (the United States largest car show) in a modernised version of the original Charger. Bringing back Dodge’s signature hidden headlight design with modern headlights works so well.

Hellephant 426 Hemi Crate Engine Dodge Super Charger Concept

Cool but how much does it cost???

Good question. They haven’t officially quoted the price yet however going by its 690 HP counterpart, which itself costs £15,124, we should be looking northwards of £20,000.

Why is it called the Hellephant?

Good point. The engine is named as a nod to the infamous 426 Hemi V8 that was introduced in 1964, nicknamed the elephant due to it’s emece force and weight and power. Probably. As this new one is bigger and even more powerful, and with the big powerful dodges being called hell cats nowadays, they combined the two to give us Hellephant.

Hellephant Supercharged 426 Hemi And 1968 Dodge Charger at SEMA Hellephant Supercharged 426 Hemi And 1968 Dodge Charger at SEMA

What about the car?

Another good point. It is like the Eagle Speedster in the way that it is an old car with new tech. An updated interior, new brakes (Brembo 6 pistions to keep 1000HP at bay), modern tyres, rims and engine (The Hellephant). Having all this yet, keeping the rectangular classic musle car deign. you should be expecting this car to costs £70,000 - £100,000.

Special thanks to the team at motor1.com for help sourcing the photgraphs, which are owned by Fiat Chrylsler Automobiles

Hope this was informative and that you enjoyed it

KLC