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Did Mopar Steal the SEMA Show With the Hellephant 1,000 hp Crate Engine?


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John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
10-31-2018

 

The 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show is now underway and our own team is on the scene. Josh and Zane have started to build an image database and are taking close notes on what they are finding interesting and amazing. Our attention remains on the GM-focused products at the show, and there is a ton of good stuff coming in our reporting this week. Still, we can't help but wonder if anything will top the outrageous 1,000 hp HEMI crate engine Mopar dropped on day one. 

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Dubbed the Hellephant, the 426 supercharged engine develops 950 lb-ft of torque. The Hellcrate kit includes a powertrain control module (PCM), power distribution center, engine wiring harness, chassis harness, accelerator pedal, ground jumper, oxygen sensors, charge air temperature sensors, fuel pump control module and cam bus interface device. Optional will be Mopar's Front End Accessory Drive (FEAD) Kit, which includes an alternator, power-steering pump, belts, pulleys and more.

 

To show off the Hellephant in a vehicle Dodge opted to create a '68 "Super Charger."  “The 1968 Dodge Charger is one of the hottest classic cars, which is why we decided to use it as a starting point for the ‘Super Charger’ Concept. It’s an amazing vehicle and a great showcase for our ‘Hellephant’ engine," said Steve Beahm, Head of Parts & Service (Mopar) and Passenger Car Brands, FCA - North America. The custom widebody Charger uses a stock T-6060 manual six-speed Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat transmission to put the power down.  

 

Pricing will be announced in Q1. 

 

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I have an idea for next year's SEMA......

Stuff a Top Fuel Dragster Engine into a 2020 Silverado and offer it to Mass Market.

 

 

This will make all of the current and past MOPAR  (HELL*********  whatevers) seem like tinker toys! :lol:

 

Meet the 2020 Chevy Silverado 10,000 Horsepower DESTROYER RST 

 

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Simply stated in this day and age of fuel economy chatter.... MOPAR continues to squeeze thru the cracks with larger high performance machines for mass market.

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On ‎11‎/‎1‎/‎2018 at 11:55 AM, Sierra Dan said:

I have an idea for next year's SEMA......

Stuff a Top Fuel Dragster Engine into a 2020 Silverado and offer it to Mass Market.

 

 

This will make all of the current and past MOPAR  (HELL*********  whatevers) seem like tinker toys! :lol:

 

Meet the 2020 Chevy Silverado 10,000 Horsepower DESTROYER RST 

 

Untitled-2.thumb.png.e425a6caf4a7c40ecf2c782e9d68638f.png

 

Simply stated in this day and age of fuel economy chatter.... MOPAR continues to squeeze thru the cracks with larger high performance machines for mass market.

Lord, and it's still ugly. :lol:

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On 11/1/2018 at 12:55 PM, Sierra Dan said:

I have an idea for next year's SEMA......

Stuff a Top Fuel Dragster Engine into a 2020 Silverado and offer it to Mass Market.

 

 

This will make all of the current and past MOPAR  (HELL*********  whatevers) seem like tinker toys! :lol:

 

Meet the 2020 Chevy Silverado 10,000 Horsepower DESTROYER RST 

 

Untitled-2.thumb.png.e425a6caf4a7c40ecf2c782e9d68638f.png

 

Simply stated in this day and age of fuel economy chatter.... MOPAR continues to squeeze thru the cracks with larger high performance machines for mass market.

GM new Displacement On Demand .....Destroy On Command Option,

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On ‎11‎/‎3‎/‎2018 at 9:44 PM, M1ck3y said:

I don't think this engine is street legal. The demon could have come with more power from the plant but dodge couldn't make it work with the cats.

 Well, it is street legal...Mopar is marketing this for pre-76 vehicles, so cats would not be required... Perfect for a retrofit

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