From Elephant to Hellcat: The evolution of the HEMI® engine range from 426 to 707

Few badges inspire as much lore as “HEMI®” V8. From its days stuffed inside a Dodge Coronet cruising Main Street in the glory days of the muscle car, the HEMI engine has thrilled generations with its power, torque and signature orange paint. But even though a HEMI engine of some form has been in production since the early ‘50s, its popularity didn’t really take off until 1964, when the 426 was unveiled. 
 

1968 426 HEMI V8 Cutaway 

The 426 HEMI V8 was not borne from the boulevard, it was a product of the…

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From Elephant to Hellcat: The evolution of the HEMI® engine range from 426 to 707

Dodge and Keselowski Win Again in Dover

 

Brad Keselowski used sharp fuel mileage strategy to win the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. The Penske Racing driver led only twice for 14 of the 400 laps in his Dodge Charger, but now he has two victories in the first three races of the final 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup—and he leads the points standings over perennial favorite Jimmie Johnson.

 

Kyle Busch was dominant for much of the day, leading 302 laps, but was forced to pit for fuel late in…

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Dodge and Keselowski Win Again in Dover

Dodge Dart in the Global RallyCross Championship

 

After dominating the New Hampshire RallyCross Race back in July, Travis Pastrana is hoping to keep up the pace in tomorrow’s Global RallyCross Championships at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway with his 650hp Dodge Dart. Pastrana is looking to move up the series standings with a win in Las Vegas.

 

“This Dodge Dart is an awesome car. These guys gave me what it took to win and I just want to thank each and every one of them,” said Pastrana after his last win. Through…

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Dodge Dart in the Global RallyCross Championship