Redusernab Asks: Into what would you stuff the Hellephant crate hemi?

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.

By |2018-10-31T06:00:05+00:00October 31st, 2018|Redusernab Asks|75 Comments

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