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Hellephant Hemi crate engine pricing announced

by Patrick Rall on

Late last year, Mopar introduced the Hellephant Hemi – a 426-cubic inch crate engine that delivers 1,000 horsepower and 950 lb-ft of torque – and today, that monster performance mill is available for pre-order. Of course, with the pre-order process, we finally get the pricing and at $29,995, the Hellephant is expensive, but it is far less than many people had speculated.

By the way, if you hadn’t made the connection, today is April 26th – 4-26 or Hemi Day, at FCA calls it.

“The reaction when we revealed the ‘Hellephant’ engine at the SEMA Show was just amazing, and the momentum continued after the show, with close to 1,000 people expressing interest in buying this engine,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Parts & Service (Mopar) and Passenger Car Brands, FCA – North America. “Power and performance are ingrained in our brand’s DNA, and there is no better time to open pre-orders of this 1,000-horsepower, supercharged engine than on HEMI Day.”

Hellephant Order Info

The Hellephant Hemi crate engine assembly from Mopar is part number P5160194, which carries a price tag of $29,995. The Hellephant Engine Kit, part number 77072500, includes the items needed for simple plug-and-play installation and it carries a price of $2,265. That kit includes a powertrain control module (PCM), power distribution center, engine wiring harness, chassis harness, accelerator pedal, ground jumper, oxygen sensors, charge air temperature sensors, fuel pump control module and CAN bus interface device – everything needed to get the engine running.

Mopar also offers an assortment of other engine bay kits to make for easier installation of the Hellephant, including a Front End Accessory Drive (FEAD) Kit (P/N 77072492 – $696), A/C Expansion Kit (P/N 77072493 – $387), Exhaust Manifold Kit (P/N 77072462 – $419), Rear Sump Oil Pan Kit (P/N 77072450AB – $200) and 45-degree Oil Filter (P/N 77072447 – $98).

If you are interested in pre-ordering a 426-cubic inch Hellphant Hemi, you can do so at CrateHemi.com.

Mopar states that this engine is only offered for pre-1975 vehicles because it is not emission compliant,  but if you live in a state without any emission or inspection program, there is nothing stopping you from running this 1,000 horsepower engine in your street car. For instance, this engine will bolt right into place in a Hellcat car, although you will need to beef up your transmission and driveline to handle the extra power.

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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