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Mopar has gone mad: Introducing the 1,000-horsepower Hellephant 426 Hemi crate engine

Jeff Glucker October 31, 2018 All Things Hoon No Comments

This is the Hellephant. It’s a 426 cubic-inch Hemi V8 topped with a supercharger and it’s good for an eye-watering 1,000 horsepower and 950 pound-feet of torque. And it’s available as a crate engine from Mopar.

Included with the engine, you’ll find a powertrain control module, engine wiring harness, chassis harness, throttle pedal, ground jumper, oxygen sensors, charge air temperature sensors, fuel pump module, and the cam bus interface device. That PCM is totally unlocked, and the engine is tuned to produce the advertised power. This is basically a turn-key setup, especially once you add on the optional Front End Accessory Drive kit. That bit includes the alternator, power steering pump, and the various pulleys and belts you need to get rolling.

The Hellephant name is a callback to the 426 Elephant engine first offered way back in 1964. That one didn’t make 1,000 hp though.

Mopar will roll out the Hellephant crate engine starting early in 2019. There’s no word on cost just yet, but this one won’t be cheap. A supercharged 6.2-liter 707-horsepower Hellcat crate engine retails for a tick under $20,000. The Hellephant is bigger, badder… and will certainly be more expensive than that.