In 2017, Dodge nearly burned the New York Auto Show with the debut of its840-horsepower 9/2-mile muscle car. (Of course not literally, but its revelation had a lot of smoke and noises.)
On Tuesday at the SEMA Aftermarket Expo in Las Vegas, Dodge released a new engine that made the powerhouse of Demons look hilarious. Also called "Hellephant", the new Mopar Hemi crate engine displaces 426 cubic inches and has a 3.0-liter twin-screw supercharger (0.3 liters larger than the Hellcat unit in the Demon) that delivers 1
Muscle car fans will remember that 426 – aka 7.0 liters – is a magic number for Chrysler. The company offered a legendary engine with the same displacement in the 1960s. His enormous size earned him the nickname "Elephant", so this engine was called "Hellcat + Elephant" = "Hellephant".
Handcrafted in Livonia, Michigan, the new engine will be available in early 2019 for $ 19,000. and is offered at a $ 2,195 rate that includes a wiring harness, a preprogrammed powertrain control module, and even a by-wire accelerator pedal.
Company representatives expect Hellephant to be a popular destination for drag racers and custom truck truckers, as well as those looking for an ultra-powerful retro road machine.
As such, it would not be enough Hellephant simply sits on a stand – even a trick that runs like the following. Taking into account the legendary second-generation B-Body Dodge, which turned 50 this year, FCA built a highly customized 1968 Charger powered by the 426.
"Super Charger," this darkened road bike, features 2.5-inch lower trim and extended fenders that give the car 4 inches extra width. A 3.5-inch body drop in the front and a 2.5-inch drop in the front adds presence, but the most interesting design feature of the coupe is that Dodge stretched its wheelbase by 2 inches, eliminating the front overhang Visually Shortened The painted wheels are 20×11 inch Challenger SRT Hellcat Devil alloys and the rear wheels are custom 21×12 inch units. The split-spoke wheels also showcase the modern braking equipment – six-piston Brembo calipers.
Visual enhancements include a new fiberglass hood with a one-piece side scoop from Demon (The ventilation windows are gone, shaved drip rails and another side mirror.)
However, the most striking and impressive visual changes are focused on the Super Charger's lights At the front, FCA did not have a retractable grille styled like a Phantom, which lets new headlightsshine through from behind. "A FCA boss said in front of a SEMA background:" [It’s] is probably entirely illegal, but if you're designing, you'll have to break some eggs and maybe some laws. "
The rear lights of the Super Charger are no less interesting. The original 1968 model featured a quartet of small round round taillights, and indeed the rear lights of this showcars look just like that, but they're not like that at all.
In fact, the circular elements behind it are functional exhaust outlets – the shiny black five-inch tips are borrowed from the company's Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV
Apart from the laps on the show circuit, FCA has not committed to regularly training the Super Charger Concept, but we hope this internet purchase will allow SEMA Star Car to light up its tires at least once in a huff.