We’ve recently written about the all-new Jeep Wrangler Performance axles that were unveiled at the 2018 SEMA Show, but that wasn’t the only bold accessory to be shown off at the annual Las Vegas accessory event. Mopar and Dodge also showcased a 1968 Dodge “Super Charger” concept car equipped with the all-new, supercharged Hellephant crate engine. Learn more about the Hellephant Crate Engine release date and more information about the Super Charger concept car below.
Hellephant Crate Engine Release Date
While many concept cars include features and accessories that may or may not be available at dealerships in the future, we know for a fact that the “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI engine assembly and kit will be available as soon as the first quarter of 2019. This crate engine is designed to offer fairly simple installation in vehicles from before 1976. It will be tuned to offer up to 1,000 horsepower and 950 pound-feet of torque.
1968 Dodge “Super Charger” Concept Highlights
In addition to the Hellephant crate engine, the 1968 Dodge “Super Charger” Concept at SEMA 2018 combines old and new to bring the classic 1968 Charger styling and attitude to the modern road. It started with a classic 1968 Dodge Charger in custom De Grigio Metallic Grey. This model then received a supersized hood scoop based on the bold styling of the 2017 Dodge Challenger Demon. The headlights have been planted permanently behind the grille and the rails and door handles have been stripped and streamlined.
Front and rear wheel flares, a lengthened wheelbase, 1971 Duster mirrors, six-piston Brembos, and custom fiber glass front and rear bumpers, a rear spoiler, and front chin splitter also add a unique character to this rebuilt concept.
What do you think, does the 2019 Dodge Super Charger Concept live up to the original? Is the Hellephant HEMI engine something you would like to see in your own rebuilt vehicle? To learn more about concepts and accessories available from Dodge in the Twin Cities area, contact a member of the Fury Motors Stillwater sales team.