At $29,995, shoehorn this 1,000 hp Mopar Hellephant 426 engine into the engine bay of that project car you’re working on.
We saw this humungous powertrain dwelling in the massive engine bay of a souped-up 1968 Dodge Charger which was presented at the 2018 SEMA Show. Aptly named “Super Charger”, the restomod was the perfect pedestal to place that incredibly powerful Mopar engine – the 1,000 hp Hellephant 426.
Mopar – FCA’s parts and service brand – has now announced the price of the Hellephant 426 which churns out 950 lb-ft of torque along with a thousand horses. Your project car budget has shot up by $29,995, ladies and gentlemen, because that’s how much the badass engine costs.
The motor is a 426 cubic-inch all-aluminum unit with a colossal supercharger on top. Beating the Hellecrate engine by miles, the Hellephant 426 is a throwback the original, 426-cubic-inch displacement of the Hemi V8.
— MOPAR (@OfficialMOPAR) April 26, 2019
Originally intended for use in pre-1976 vehicles, the Hellephant may also find its way into newer cars in places where emission laws aren’t that strict. Also worth mentioning is that Mopar will be selling a $2,265 engine kit comprising of sensors, wiring looms, throttle pedal and electronics which makes installation easier.
Did you just direct those funds to the passion project? Excellent! Head over to the official Mopar site to sign up and place a pre-order right away.