Listen to the Mopar Hellephant growl
Out of all the cars we saw at Sema last week, the Mopar Hellephant seemed to be people’s overall favourite. Essentially, the Hellephant is a Mopar V8 bolted into the body of a 1968 Dodge Charger. Consisting of 7 litres, with a 3 litre supercharger strapped on, the Hellephant sends 1000bhp and 950lb-ft of torque to its rear wheels via the 6-speed manual gearbox normally found in a Hellcat.
What makes it particularly interesting however is that it was never really designed to be showcased as a car, but as an engine. For Dodge sell the Hellephant’s engine in a crate for people to put in any car they want. And if the power and torque aren’t enough to make you want it for your project car, then the sound it delivers surely will be.
In the above video, you can sample the Hellephant’s soundtrack. It is quite simply extraordinary! Like the God of war gargling with artillery fire! It is a sound that will wake not only your neighbours, but also the dead on the other side of the world. It is the song of unrestrained power.
Given the ilk of this engine, I feel there is only a select group of classics worthy of receiving it. In the comments, be sure to let me know: which cars other than this Dodge Charger would you like to see using this engine?
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