Mopar will return to the engine line 7.0-liter eight

Mopar will return to the engine line 7.0-liter eight

October 25, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

The presentation of the new gearbox will take place on the show SEMA

The Mopar division, which is part of the FCA concern and specializes in tuning and parts production, hinted that the 7.0-liter Hemi eight-cylinder engines would return to the line. For its size and weight, the unit received the nickname “Elephant”. Detailed information about the new product will be revealed on the SEMA tuning show on October 30.

The teaser video published by Mopar is accompanied by the slogan “Something Big Is Coming Is Coming”. The video depicts burning marks from clawed paws, allegedly referring to the Hellcat engine or Ford’s Coyote, on which elephant footprints appear on top. Obviously, the new crate engine will surpass the volume and power of the 6.2-liter V8 Hellcat compressor, which gives 717 power and 880 Nm of torque.

The first 426cc Hemi appeared under the hood of the racing Plymouth Belvedere in the NASCAR series and were not available to regular buyers. It is for this reason that their use in the 1965 season was banned. The first “road” version of the engine appeared in 1966. Among other things, it was installed on the Dodge Charger (1966–1971), Plymouth Barracuda (1968) and Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda (1970–1971). According to the manufacturer, the power of the unit was 431 power and 664 Nm of torque. Now the line of boxed Mopar engines consists of a 6.2 V8 Hemi compressor (717 forces), 6.4 Apach Hemi (492 horsepower) and 5.7 Eagle Hemi with a power of 388 horsepower.