SpeedKore is working on another totally insane project. This time, the company has taken off and put a Hellephant crate engine into a 1970s Dodge Charger with carbon fiber.
If you remember last year’s hustle and bustle of Hellephant, you know this crate motor delivers 1,000 horsepower and 950 pound-feet of torque. Mopar’s entire production sold out within 48 hours, and SpeedKore was one of the lucky organizations to pick one up. The last 1970 carbon fiber charger we saw from them had a custom Dodge Challenger Demon crate motor in it and weighed 3,200 pounds.
Details are still scarce for this new build, but the idea is the same. As a preview, SpeedKore sent us a few videos of them running it on the dyno to listen to. You can find the full dyno pull at the top of this post, and then you can listen to a clip of idling below.
It sounds a lot like all other Hellcat engine variations to us at full chat. The idle is particularly lopey in a very satisfying way.
SpeedKore tells us that it expects this build to yield 900 wheel horses once it’s done picking the tune. With that haughty figure in mind, we expect the Hellephant to meet and exceed the 1,000-horse mark for crank horses. But then again, we never questioned Mopar’s claims of 1,000 horsepower to begin with. Gear shifting for this particular build is handled by the ZF 8HP90 eight-speed automatic.
Expect to see and hear more of this build as SpeedKore rounds out its wild 1970s charger.