There has been a lot of excitement surrounding the supercharged Hellephant 426 HEMI crate motor from Mopar. The 1,000 horsepower crate motor shook the automotive world when it made its debut back in November at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) in Las Vegas. Recently, Mopar finally released pre-ordering and pricing details on 4/26 (HEMI Day).
Only two days after pre-ordering began, Mopar closed its pre-ordering process for the Hellephant crate motor and announced that the crate motor had sold out! We reached out to Mopar for an official statement…
“Given the high demand and the hand-built, time-intensive build process, we have closed preordering for the 426 Hellephant Supercharged HEMI crate engine. Based on preorders, the engine sold out in just two days. Customers can visit www.cratehemi.com to receive future information and updates on the “Hellephant” engine.” – Mopar
Mopar isn’t saying if it plans on building additional engines or just fulfilling the current orders taken, nor are they releasing any details on how many of the 1,000 horsepower crate engines are actually being produced. However, in past press releases, the brand did say that the engine was intended as a hand-built low production volume offering.
For those who were lucky enough to get their hands on one of these amazing engines, we can’t wait to see them show up in various applications. From roadsters to rat-rods, from classic muscle cars to modern day track machines, it will be fun to see how the Mopar enthusiast world showcases these 1,000 horsepower monsters.