The car pictured above is the 1968 Dodge Super Charger concept car being used to deploy the Hellephant 426 Hemi crate engine. It’s a SEMA showpiece, and it’s absolutely glorious.
Using a hood scoop modeled after the one found on the Demon, the Super Charger s air to that mighty 1,000-horsepower monster mill. Fiberglass fender flares help keep the widened stance in check and neatly tuck the 20×11-inch front/21×12-inch rear wheels into the bodywork. There are Hellephant badges inside and out, seats from a Dodge Viper, and exhaust bits from an Alfa Romeo Stelvio. It’s a Mopar parts-bin special, but the very best example of such a machine.
I love it. For it is insane and awesome in one classically cool shot.
If you were tasked with finding a suitable home for a 1,000-hp Hellephant crate engine, what would you go with? Personally, I think Mopar nailed it with the choice of a ’68 Charger… but I also know of an old Benz wagon project that could’ve used a new engine as well.