If the 840 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon wasn’t enough for you, Mopar has the perfect crate engine. Mopar has unveiled its newest crate engine, a “Hellephant” 426 HEMI engine with a massive 1,000 horsepower and 950 lb-ft. of torque.
The “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI engine was unveiled today at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, alongside the 1968 Dodge “Super Charger” concept.
The “Hellephant” engine is able to achieve the lofty 1,000 horsepower rating thanks to mark a bulked-up displacement, with 4.0 inches of stroke and bore specs at 4.125 inches. The engine also has an improved supercharger with a high-efficiency rotor that is mounted on the all-aluminum block. The all-aluminum block has been borrowed from the Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak race vehicles.
If you’re wondering how Mopar came up with the “Hellephant” name, it hints at the 426 HEMI engine that was introduced in 1964 and nicknamed the “elephant” engine for its power and size, as well as the 707-horsepower Mopar “Hellcrate” Engine Kit.
Mopar says that its pretty easy to install the Hellephant engine, since it comes with a “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI Engine Kit. The 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.
A Front End Accessory Drive Kit, is also added and includes an alternator, power-steering pump, belts, pulleys.