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Chrysler to sell a brand new 1000hp crate engine!

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BY IAIN KELLY

Not since the 1960s have we seen Detroit riding a wave of horsepower madness like we’re seeing today.

On top of selling 707hp (527kW) production cars, along with an 840hp (626kW) drag strip special, Chrysler just blew everyone away by unveiling the world’s most insane crate motor – a 1000hp (746kW) supercharged 426cid (7.0-litre) Hemi V8 you can buy over the counter as a ready-to-run powerplant!

Dubbed the “Hellephant” the blown aluminium monster is a stroked and bored version of Chrysler’s ferocious 6.2-litre Hellcat engine, available over the counter of Chrysler dealers as a brand new, manufacturer-built product. And it has Mopar fans salivating thanks to not only the 1000hp output but the return of the famous 426 Hemi.

When it comes to legendary engines then Chrysler’s ferocious 426 Hemi is well-regarded as possibly the baddest unit of the 1960s Detroit muscle car wars. Known as the Elephant Motor due to its size, it was pretty much a full-on race engine, killed off in the 1970s by fuel and insurance costs.

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