Mopar 1,000-horsepower Hellephant engine priced, available to order

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The people at the Fiat Chrysler Mopar division unveiled their meanest V8 race ever at last year's SEMA show. It makes 1,000 hp, and is called the Hellephant in honor of the second generation Charger & 426 "Elephant" V8, and because it has a honking large supercharger on top like the modern Hellcat. What we didn't know was the price, but now the order books are open and it costs $ 29,995.

That's about $ 10,000 more than the currently available Hellcat engine, which makes 707 hp & # 39; s. You probably also want to buy the available kit that comes with all computers, cabling, sensors, and throttle to execute it, and that's an extra $ 2,265. If you put things in perspective, you can actually buy a whole new Dodge Challenger SXT V6 for $ 29,340. You will also need to add other accessories if you want things like air conditioning, which Mopar also likes to sell.

What we say is, this is a lot of money just for a motorcycle. But on the other hand, this is a plug-and-play engine with Bugatti Veyron power for the price of a V6 Challenger, so that's pretty impressive. And you can put it in everything that you have the skills or money to use. In addition, it should be able to produce more power with a higher octane fuel. We can't wait to see the swaps and builds.

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