Oh you wanted to buy a Hellephant engine? Too late, they’re all sold

We bow to thee, oh mighty engine. For you are the Destroyer of Warranties. You are the Bringing of Torque. Thou delivers all of the horsepower, and for that we rejoice. Though we are sad that we can no longer purchase you, since you’re all sold out.

Mopar have announced that its run of the mighty Hellephant Hemi crate engine is all sold. The pre-order form has been closed. There are no more $29,995-costing, 1,000-horsepower-producing marvelous mills for you to buy at this time. And the entire lot was accounted for in just two days time.

Hooniverse Asks: Into what shouldn’t you put the 1000-hp Hellephant?

There’s been no word on just how many pre orders Mopar accepted before shutting it all down. The good news though, for those of you itching to vacate 30 large from your bank, is that all of this demand may lead to another run down the road. Then you can play Car Thanos, snap your throttle, and eliminate 50% of the tires from your vehicle.

Want to hear what the engine sounds like? Of course you do, and we can thank Jalopnik for bringing this clip to our attention:

The key was turned. And it was good.

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6 responses to “Oh you wanted to buy a Hellephant engine? Too late, they’re all sold”

  1. Batshitbox Avatar


    Expect to see these on the secondary market NOS for $50K+. For that price you can build your own 1000 hp engine, but it won’t have the cachet of being one of only X# of gen-yoo-wine Hemi Hellephant crate motors. Fuck scalpers.

    1. crank_case Avatar

      It’s like Hot Wheels collecting, but with smaller % markups…

  2. crank_case Avatar

    Damn, what am I going to do with that 30k in loose change I found down the back of the sofa now?

    Seriously though, 30k for a 1000bhp engine is a relative bargain, I can see all sorts from race team owners to custom builders snapping them up.

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      I’ve read estimates that they will build 100 of them for this first run.
      I expect 30 of those to be in SEMA cars next year.

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