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Mopar SEMA crate engine teaser: Elephant in view

by Patrick Rall on

This morning, Mopar rolled out their second teaser video ahead of next week’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas and as we guessed when the first teaser came out earlier this week, it includes an elephant. Really, there is no new information in this second video, but it confirms the inclusion of an elephant while possibly providing another hint in the time of the big announcement.

Earlier this week, we brought you the first teaser video for whatever “big thing” Mopar is planning to debut at SEMA. The details showed what appeared to be Hellcat feet being stomped on by what appeared to be elephant feet, followed by a second generation Dodge Charger doing a smoky burnout. That first video also instructed us to check CrateHemi.com for more details, but that website all-but-guaranteed that the big news is a crate engine.

This time, we see more of the classic Charger doing a burnout, but as the smoke builds behind the car, a massive elephant materializes in the cloud. As the Charger smokes the tires, the elephant walks closer, joining in the roar of the Hemi with a series of roars of its own. As the teaser draws to a close, the smoke it so thick that the elephant nearly disappears and the video ends with the continued promise of “something big” coming to SEMA.

Finally, in the details of this video, we learn that the announcement pertaining to these teasers will be made at 4:26pm local time in Las Vegas. That seems to support that idea of a new “elephant” crate engine measuring 426 cubic inches, but there we should point out that each and every year, the Mopar press conference with any big news from SEMA is held at 4:26pm, generally on Tuesday of the show week. While this year’s time may correlate to the size of this mysterious crate engine, it could be a coincidence, since the Mopar news is announced at 4:26pm every year.

When that announcement is made next week, you can be sure to find all of the official information on Allpar, but in the meantime, check out the video below.

Patrick Rall was raised a Mopar boy, spending years racing a Dodge Mirada while working his way through college. After spending a few years post-college in the tax accounting field, Patrick made the jump to the world of journalism and his work has been published in magazines and websites around the world.

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