The Mopar Hellephant 426 Supercharged debuted at the 2018 SEMA Show where it quickly garnered attention not only for its looks, but for its power as well. Steve Beahm, the Head of Parts and Service (Mopar) and Passenger Car Brands, FCA-North America, admitted that the Hellephant is a direct result of pandering to fans of the excessively powered cars. And with 1,000 horsepower and 950 lb-ft of torque, the Hellephant definitely delivers on the promise of power.
The Hellephant started with a 1968 Dodge Charger. From that base, the Mopar team added a bulked-up displacement with 4.0 inches of stroke and bore specs at 4.125 inches. From there, they added an improved supercharger that features a high-efficiency rotor. Weight was cut down by using an all-aluminium block.
The kit is essentially plug and play. Designed for pre-1976 street and off-road vehicles, the Mopar Crate HEMI engine can be paired with engine assemblies offered by an OEM. The kit comes with 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. With a little experience, you can install this Front End Accessory Drive (FEAD) kit—though you may want a trained professional’s help.