1968 Dodge Super Charger packs 1,000 HP from Hellephant crate engine
And that’s the SEMA 2018 spirit, folks!
Of course Mopar couldn’t miss SEMA 2018 but there’s a difference between attending and taking the audience by storm. Enter the 1,000 HP Dodge Super Charger concept and Mopar’s new crate engine.
Mopar’s new crate engine doesn’t just impress through its power output. It also produces 950 lb-ft of twist and provides the beating heart for the stunning 1968 Dodge Super Charger.
Under its full name Hellephant 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI, the pack also contains a water pump, flywheel, front sump oil pan, supercharger and throttle body, fuel injectors and coil packs.
Moreover, it uses valve covers borrowed from the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye but also Dodge Demon bits and bobs, such as the valves, locks and retainers.
As for the Dodge Super Charger concept, well, you should know it uses a stock T-6060 six-speed manual transmission also found inside the Challenger Hellcat.
The De Grigio Grey Metallic body paint is a custom mix. Other design features include the likes of a supersized air scoop feeding air to the 7-liter powerplant, fiber glass hood and a clever pop-up headlight design that places the headlamps permanently behind the front grille.
While the wide body kit is a rather obvious affair, you should also learn that the front wheels were pushed forward two inches, which now makes the wheelbase stretch to 119 inches.
Stopping power comes for six-piston Brembo calipers, while front wheels are 20 x 11 inches, with the rear ones measuring 21 x 12 inches.