Reality Check: IT IS HUGE
The construction of this beast is very as it sounds. Basically an IC engine but with “Hemi-Spherical” Combustion chambers
The HEmi shape is the unique feature which adds up to the bulk of the volume it looks.
This very shape was initially mastered by the European elite : namely BMW, Alfa Romeo ,Daimler etc etc who themselves were inspired by the cannon; just the shape (no, thrs no Arsenal FC connection to this)
But it was taken to a very new level of popularism by CHRYSLER. Yeah, they have had the beast with them for quite long now.
They made three significant versions of the Hemi in the last century starting with the Firepower in the 50’s, the 426 in the 70’s and the HEMI in 2000’s
The American Muscle Car was coined by the very Hemi marketing in the 60’s and 70’s.
Apart from the Chrysler, many companies tried their luck and work with the same tech; notable Ford, Aston Martin and Mitsubishi to relative degree of success
Under the Hood :- Due to its very peculiar design, the inlet and outlet valves had to be placed opposite to each other in the combustion chamber but there was a catch to this huge engine : the air-fuel mixture had a very tricky shaped volume to cover which resulted in valve timing to become a very sublime affair to fix in these engines
In all, this very engine will be remembered as the chosen one which challenged the respect commanded by the conventional Inline and V8’s in the mid ages (of the automotive world) and still rules some hearts.
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