You’re probably thinking “I am NOT going to comment on this post!” Well, you might want to. This post is on the infamous “Elephant Motor.”
The so-called ‘Elephant Motor’ is a 426 cubic inch Chrysler Hemi engine. It is called the elephant motor because of its huge displacement (the volume of air displaced when the engine is turned a cycle by the pistons – in this casr, 426 ci), and huge power output (425 horsepower). And that’s only in stock form!
The Elephant Motor was developed for NASCAR in 1963. Its first race was in a Plymouth Belvedere, in 1964. For many years, the 426 Hemi won many races in NASCAR.
In my opinion, the true Chrysler Elephant Motor is the 440 Six-Pack Hemi. VROOM!