In 2017, Dodge nearly broke the New York Auto Show with the debut of his840 horsepower, the muscular vehicle in 9 seconds. (Not literally, of course, but it turned out that it meant a lot of smoke and loud sounds).
On Tuesday in Las Vegas, SEMA aftermarket expo, Dodge released a new engine that makes Demon's powerplant look simply charming. Evocatively called "Hellephant", the new Mopar Hemi box engine displaces 426 cubic meters and has a 3.0 liter twin screw superlaster (0.3 liter larger than Hellcat's unit in Demon), which gives 1
Muscle car buffs recall that 426 – aka 7.0 liter – is something of a magic number for Chrysler. The company offered a legendary engine with the same shift in the sixties. The huge size deserved the nickname "Elephant", hence this engine's "Hellcat + Elephant" = "Hellephant" moniker.
Handheld in Livonia, Michigan, the new engine will be available for purchase at the beginning of 2019 for 19,000 dollars, and will be offered with a $ 2,195 set that includes wiring, pre-programmed drives and yet another accelerator.
Company employees expect Hellephant to be a popular purchase among dragons and custom truckers, and even those looking for an ultramodern retro street.
As such, it would not just make Hellephant sitting on a tripod – even a trick drives one like the one below. So in accordance with the legendary second-generation B-Body Dodge turn 50 this year, the FCA built a highly-adapted 1968 charger powered by 426.
Dopped "Super Charger", this black streetmaker is 2.5 inches lower still stock and features flared fenders that combine to give the car 4 inches of extra width. A 3.5-inch body drop in front and a 2.5-inch drop in front provide presence, but the coupe's most interesting design feature is undoubtedly Dodge stretching its axle distance 2 inches, visually shortening the front overhang.
Brass Monkey Bronze-shaped wheels are in stock 20×11-inch Challenger SRT Hellcat Devil alloys, and the rings are custom 21×12-inch units. The split wheels do a good job of displaying the modern brake machine too – six-stroke Brembo calipers.
Additional visual changes include a new glass fiber hood with a Demon scoop molded into single side glass (the ventilation windows are gone), shave drop shapes and another side mirror.
But the most noticeable and impressive visual changes are centered around the Super Charger lights, both front and back. In front of, instead of having retractable headlights like the original, FCA has chosen a riff on a piece of glow throwing that gives newheadlights to shine through from behind. As a FCA director said on a media backgrounde in front of SEMA, [It’s] is probably completely illegal, but hey, when designing, you must destroy some eggs, and maybe even a few laws. "
The superlader's tail lights are no less interesting. The original 1968 model featured a quartet with small, round red tail lamps, and that's exactly what this show car's rear fittings look like, but that's not what they are at all.
In fact, the circular elements are out there, functional exhaust ducts – the glossy five-inch tips are borrowed from the company'sof all places. Instead, the LED backlights are actually contained in the recessed surface around the aforesaid tubes. It is a particularly smart little hand worthy of an old school's custom hot rod.
In addition to making the rounds on the show circuit, FCA has not committed itself to regularly pursuing the Super Charger Concept, but we hope that this internet-bought -turned-SEMA-star car will light up its tires in mind at least once.