Why drive a regular Chrysler 300 when you can swap a Mopar Hellephant 426 supercharged crate engine into it? That’s what one YouTuber did and is now reaping the benefits. And by benefits, we mean setting the trend for Chrysler 300 drivers everywhere. You might not think a Hellephant Chrysler 300 qualifies as a sleeper, but doesn’t 1,000 horsepower qualify it as such?
This 1,000 hp Hellephant Chrysler 300 is one of a kind
The 1,000 hp Hellephant Chrysler 300 is the ultimate sleeper. Check out some of Khal_SRT’s videos on YouTube to see what we mean. The Chrysler 300 looks pretty standard from the outside. It is painted red with black wheels and a black interior but looks like a regular Chrysler 300.
According to Motor1, the Hellephant crate engine displaces 426 cubic Inches (or 7.0L). The V8 is supercharged for a total of 1,000 hp and 950 lb-ft of torque. If you buy the engine directly from Mopar, there are a few different options. This one, in particular, starts at $29,995.00 and requires another kit for around $2,265.00. The kit supposedly makes it plug and play on most vehicles.
Dodge isn’t putting these engines into production cars anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. On the initial run, the engine sold out pretty quickly. But these days, you can get your hands on one of these 1,000 hp crate engines fairly easily. If you have $30,000 laying around.
The Hellephant Chrysler 300 is ridiculous
The 1,000 hp Hellephant Chrysler 300 says “plug and play” on the order page, but it’s going to take a lot more than that. Khal_SRT started the process a few months ago when the crate engine arrived at the dealership. Overall, a summer project for 1,000 hp sounds doable. The engine takes 10-W60 oil, which tells you what a powerful engine this is.
Most cars will never see 1,000 hp no matter how hard the owners try, but this Hellephant Chrysler 300 does just that. It doesn’t appear this is the owner’s daily driver, and rightfully so. A 1,000 hp engine takes a lot of upkeep and attention to keep it running correctly.
Straight from the factory Dodge options
If you aren’t into building a 1,000 hp car of your own, Dodge has some interesting and fast cars on the market right now. The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat comes from the factory with a Supercharged 6.2L Hemi V8 making 717 hp. This one starts at $61,270. It is also offered in a widebody option for $67,270 if it isn’t wide enough originally. The Dodge Demon gets 840 hp, and then the Dodge Hellcat Redeye clocks in at 797 hp. The Redeye starts at $72,870, or $79,270 for the widebody.
New and exciting builds like this Hellephant Chrysler 300 are few and far between these days. It is a ton of work to get a 1,000 hp engine up and running, no matter how educated you might be on the topic. This one might be a sleeper, but Dodge owners are not slowing down on impressive builds.