Mopar launches Hellephant after troubleshootingOctober 29, 2019
Mopar plans to start manufacturing its “crazy” Hellephant engine by the end of the year.
A super-powerful 7.0-liter supercharged V8 engine was introduced 12 months ago at the SEMA Show, and went on sale earlier this year, where its limited edition was soon sold out. The motor pumps out at least 1000 hp. and 950 Nm of torque.
It is reported that engine production was delayed due to the fact that Mopar detected excessive camshaft tension in the device, which caused premature failure. The company decided not to assemble and deliver the engines, so as not to recall them later, and instead chose not to start deliveries to customers until the engine became perfect.
“The reaction was pretty stunning. They “sold out” the annual production in two days. I can’t talk about the delay, but, of course, with the help of everything that we bring to the market, we want to make sure that it is fully tested and suitable for use by consumers, ”said Kim Mathers, head of the Mopar performance and accessories department.
Curiously, Mopar never voiced how many units of Hellephant V8 he will produce. It is known that each so-called “engine out of the box” was sold for $ 29,995. An additional 2,265 dollars is included in the plug-and-play engine kit for most cars until 1976, which includes an unlocked power plant control module, distribution center, engine and chassis wiring harness, accelerator pedal, ground jumper, oxygen sensors and charge air temperature, fuel pump control module and CAN bus interface device.
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