Strong-Arming the HEMI® Engine: 1964 and 1965 HEMI Drivers Got an Added Workout!

By Steve Magnante

 

As we celebrate 50 years of 426 HEMI® engine power, let’s remember that Chrysler Corp. actually created three distinct generations of this fabled dome-head power plant. The first generation appeared in Chrysler vehicles in 1951 and — with unique variations for use in Dodge and DeSoto models — was offered through the 1958 model run. The second generation is the one racers love. That’s the mighty 426 HEMI engine of the 1964–1971 era.

 

Of course, the third generation of the HEMI engine is what’s driving so much excitement at Dodge these days. Available in 5.7-, 6.1-, 6.2- and…

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Strong-Arming the HEMI® Engine: 1964 and 1965 HEMI Drivers Got an Added Workout!

Jim Thornton’s Greatest Hits: Part One

We recently reported with sadness the June 2, 2014, passing of former Chrysler high performance vehicle development engineer Jim Thornton at age 77. Though you’d have to be a fairly devoted muscle car and drag race enthusiast to know his name, once folks learn he was a member of the Ramchargers, a bell rings, and Thornton’s place in the automotive firmament becomes clearer to many.

 

Jim Thornton

 

To briefly recap, the Ramchargers was a group of (mostly) Chrysler employees who met evenings and weekends to share their love of drag racing and…

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Jim Thornton’s Greatest Hits: Part One

Add 707-Horsepower To Your Smart Phone with the HEMI® SRT Hellcat Engine Ringtone

2015-Dodge-Challenger-HEMI-SRT-Hellcat-Engine

 

Combining Dodge’s passion for performance with a driver-focused interior, the 2015 Dodge Challenger with the HEMI® SRT Hellcat engine offers an aggressive and supercharged driving experience.

 

Now, you can bring that hair-raising purr into the palm of your hands with the HEMI® SRT Hellcat engine ringtone, available on driveSRT.com for free download.

 

This ringtone is the perfect way for Dodge enthusiasts to keep the Dodge spirit with them, even away from the road. Just be careful in meetings. It’s hard to put 707-horsepower on silent.

 

 

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Add 707-Horsepower To Your Smart Phone with the HEMI® SRT Hellcat Engine Ringtone