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The 1968 Dodge Charger auctioned by Hellephant

If you ever wanted to own a muscle car with 1,000 horsepower of Dodge Hellephant barrel engine, now is your chance. A 1968 Hellephant-powered Dodge Charger named Dumbo is scheduled to enter a Mecum auction taking place in Las Vegas November 10-12.

The turbocharged 7.0-liter V-8 was unveiled at SEMA 2018 and sold as a barrel engine in 2019. Initial production sold out quicklyso now it may be easier to get Hellephant if the engine is already installed in someone else’s build.

1968 Dodge Charger Named

1968 Dodge Charger Named

Based on the Hellcat supercharged 6.2-liter V-8, the Hellephant produces 950 lb-ft of torque in addition to the aforementioned 1,000 hp. The name combines “hell” from Hellcat with “elephant”, the moniker of the original 426 Hemi, similar to the displacement of the new engine in cubic inches.

In the modified charger, the Hellephant is connected to a 6-speed manual transmission and 4: 10.1 rear. The Charger also gets upgraded suspension and brakes, as well as a custom exhaust system.

1968 Dodge Charger Named

1968 Dodge Charger Named

Destroyer Gray paint with gray interior, sport elephant graphics and badges in the style of the Dodge Hellcat logo, along with subtle modern touches like LED headlights and taillights, Rushforth alloy wheels , and Ringbrothers door handle blanks.

This is not the only Charger packing the Hellephant motor. The Wisconsin-based SpeedKore Performance team stuffed a Hellephant into a 1970 Charger for comedian Kevin Hartand also built a device powered by Hellephant 1968 Charger named Hellucination to Stellantis’ design boss, Ralph Gilles. Both chargers feature a carbon fiber body, a SpeedKore specialty, as well as a custom frame.


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