Chrysler has opened the order books for its 1000 horsepower Hellephant supercharged V8.
That’s more than 745kW in Aussie speak and it comes with a staggering 950 lb-ft of torque of 1288Nm in our money.
That’s a helluva lot of grunt in anyone’s language, if you’re in the market for a performance lift.
The Mopar “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Crate HEMI Engine has been bored and stroked to hit the magic 1000 horsepower mark, with 426 cubic inches (7.0 litres), 4.0 inches (101.6mm) of stroke and bore specs at 4.125 inches (104.8mm).
The distinctive “Hellephant” logo is a nod to the brand’s past and present, a reference to the legendary 426 HEMI engine (nicknamed the “elephant” for its power and size), as well as the modern-day, 707-horsepower Mopar “Hellcrate” Engine, revealed at the 2017 SEMA Show.
A supercharger with a high-efficiency rotor set is mounted on the all-aluminum block and delivers significant weight savings to keep the “Hellephant” light.
The complete engine assembly includes a water pump, flywheel, front sump oil pan, supercharger with throttle body, fuel injectors and coil packs.
The engine can be paired with the Mopar “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI Engine Kit for relatively simple plug-and-play by experienced installers.
The engine assembly and kit are designed for installation on pre-1976 street and off-road vehicles.
Dropping in the “Hellephant” is almost turnkey with the engine kit, which 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 CAN bus interface device.
The kit ships in unique packaging, featuring the “Hellephant” logo and includes in-depth information sheets with helpful installation tips and requirements.