DODGE HEMI - Everything You Need To Know | Up To Speed

  • Published: 26 December 2019
  • Thanks to Dodge for sponsoring this episode!

    The Dodge HEMI is one of the most legendary names in Cars, branded on the sides of the Dodge Charger, Challenger, and Dodge Ram all over the world. But what does Hemi actually mean? Join James as he explores the long history of the hemispherical engine, and how it’s able to make so much power babeh! From the Welch automobile to Chrysler’s plane engine, to the Hemi’s first appearance in cars like the Chrysler Imperial and Plymouth Savoy. It’s the Hemi Like you’ve never seen it. Strap in because James is wearing a sweet Dodge Hellcat sweater in this episode and a sweet Dodge hat! This is the story of the Dodge Hemi engine.

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Comments • 4 669

  • Donut Media
    Donut Media   1 months back

    What is your favorite model rocking a Hemi in it?

    • CleanNinja
      CleanNinja  3 weeks back

      Not a hemi but dare i say... 2006 dodge grand caravan? 👀

    • SRT Life
      SRT Life  3 weeks back

      2010 charger SRT8

    • Berjerk
      Berjerk  3 weeks back

      Plymouth Cuda

    • Michael M
      Michael M  3 weeks back

      My '19 Charger Scat Pack

    • Zachcarsly Mobil\media
      Zachcarsly Mobil\media  3 weeks back

      2008 Dodge Charger RT Hemi I have one it's great

  • Ginger Ninger
    Ginger Ninger  7 hours back

    I love the power the new engines make, but to me personally the sound isn't there anymore. The really high revving v8s just aren't what I'm used to I guess

    • Raymond Solano
      Raymond Solano  11 hours back

      How many Hemi/Dodge videos have you made? Everytime I turn around it’s a Dodge vidoe. Wow it’s a dodge with a orange hemi .... cares. Make a video about SVT.

      • ThaHaterr
        ThaHaterr  11 hours back

        the Hell🔥a🐘🤘🏻😎

        • Breki yt Cameraman
          Breki yt Cameraman  15 hours back

          Litturaly sittin in a dodge ram hemi v8 5.7liter while whatsin sorry for spelling

          • DovahBudgie100
            DovahBudgie100  15 hours back

            Let’s get a video on the Ramcharger SUV please! It needs to happen and this video is the closest I’ve gotten by shouting RAMCHARGER! Lol

            • Bappölin
              Bappölin  17 hours back

              More power babey

              • Ray Boccino
                Ray Boccino  21 hours back

                Can you imagine the Hellephant in that orange Challenger from 2Fast2Furious? The line "Your engine ain't as big as your mouth" would sound even meaner! 😈

                • Loki D. Wolf - Random Stuff

                  It seems like so many cool things came because of WW2. From Hemis to Yamaha to Ducatis. That war changed the world in more ways than people might realize. Heh

                  Great video as usual! :D

                  • gisus
                    gisus  2 days back

                    fiat part of dodge? wtf man! is the contrary

                    • Meat Butt
                      Meat Butt  3 days back

                      Cummins episode: do I mean nothing to you?

                      • Brandon Killian
                        Brandon Killian  3 days back

                        I live and randleman north carolina. Kinda nowhere but that is richard pettys home town and he often comes to highschool football games

                        • Isaac Bourn
                          Isaac Bourn  3 days back

                          that's a thicc boi. can't wait to see the helephant in a charger

                          • Andrew Beeman
                            Andrew Beeman  3 days back

                            I love they got the Mitsubishi 2.6 included in this haha. I’ve had a few Ram 50s / Mighty Max’s with 2.0/2.6s. Underpowered piles of shit, terrible thing to put the “Hemi” nameplate on lol

                            • Aquion Parks
                              Aquion Parks  3 days back

                              Do one on the Brabus

                              • JustLame ForLife
                                JustLame ForLife  3 days back

                                Who’s playing car games and listening to this video

                                • 1423 171
                                  1423 171  3 days back

                                  You need to do a video on chevy engines like the L88 and ZL1 500+ hp engines

                                  • Brühmōmēńt
                                    Brühmōmēńt  3 days back

                                    Dodge is nice giving u a letter when u where sick

                                    • Taylor Pilato
                                      Taylor Pilato  4 days back

                                      can yall do the ford cammer ??

                                      • Dallen Bickerton
                                        Dallen Bickerton  4 days back

                                        00:25 silver truck is my old truck wtf

                                        • Eray Taymaz
                                          Eray Taymaz  4 days back

                                          How about 2jz?

                                          • Hidden Magnum
                                            Hidden Magnum  4 days back

                                            Gotta do one on the LS now

                                            • Jake Hoock
                                              Jake Hoock  4 days back

                                              the official name of the fan base of Donut Media is ram chargers

                                              • galactikkitty
                                                galactikkitty  4 days back


                                                • Max Porter
                                                  Max Porter  5 days back

                                                  10:02 that would be one hell of a way to piss off your neighbors on the weekend

                                                  • H O O N
                                                    H O O N  5 days back

                                                    There is no ‘s’ in LEGO 😳

                                                    • 305ssmonte
                                                      305ssmonte  5 days back

                                                      Awesome video. Your dog is cute.

                                                      • RobAlpacaflip
                                                        RobAlpacaflip  5 days back

                                                        biggest pos engine ever made

                                                        • MrLobowa
                                                          MrLobowa  6 days back

                                                          3:33 Dude... Nuice

                                                          • Chris Atkinson
                                                            Chris Atkinson  6 days back

                                                            The modern 5.7 hemi is known for the valve seats cracking and dropping into the cylinder destroying the engine. They are also know across the Chrysler lineup the pcm will fail, throttle body will fail. Dodge can't make anything correctly and reliably if the displacement ends in .7. 2.7, 3.7, 4.7 and 5.7

                                                            • Michael Novelli
                                                              Michael Novelli  6 days back

                                                              So you guys have done up to speed on cars, engines, and bikes at this point...

                                                              Up to speed on Mastercraft?

                                                              • R0L1NIS triplepattyburger

                                                                ramchargers!!!! indeed b*tches GOD bless AMERICA!

                                                                • Brenden Nino
                                                                  Brenden Nino  6 days back

                                                                  Do an up to speed on the power stroke diesel

                                                                  • Jessid Gallardo
                                                                    Jessid Gallardo  6 days back

                                                                    4:17 Fighter jets?

                                                                    • djfluid
                                                                      djfluid  6 days back

                                                                      That dad joke was a literal dad joke and had me laughing WAAAAAY too hard😂

                                                                      • Adam Macejko
                                                                        Adam Macejko  6 days back

                                                               mean Fiat, right?

                                                                        • SimonDubstep
                                                                          SimonDubstep  7 days back

                                                                          *WHERE CAN GET THAT SWEATER?!?!*
                                                                          *I NEED THAT NOW!!!!!*

                                                                          • Tim FromLA
                                                                            Tim FromLA  7 days back

                                                                            I would love to see a 6.98-liter Hemi.

                                                                            • underground Info
                                                                              underground Info  7 days back

                                                                              Who ever edited this video needs a raise👍 good job

                                                                              • Hassan Al Hammadi
                                                                                Hassan Al Hammadi  1 weeks back

                                                                                you need to for LS enginee

                                                                                • Andrew Vargas
                                                                                  Andrew Vargas  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Welcome back James! Donut needed you back!

                                                                                  • David Robinson
                                                                                    David Robinson  1 weeks back

                                                                                    The 350R sounds far better!

                                                                                    • Joshua Savage
                                                                                      Joshua Savage  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Republic, not Republican lol

                                                                                      • Sam Combs
                                                                                        Sam Combs  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Up to speed on the foxbody mustang? There’s so much history in that generation mustang alone I think it deserves a video

                                                                                        • izzydjinn76
                                                                                          izzydjinn76  1 weeks back

                                                                                          What are you calling yours?

                                                                                          The taurus, the mustang

                                                                                          • Guardian I
                                                                                            Guardian I  1 weeks back

                                                                                            What’s the Challenger Hellcat Demon? I know of the Challenger SRT Demon, is the other one upcoming or did I miss it somewhere???

                                                                                            • hgtydjdjdgh67889
                                                                                              hgtydjdjdgh67889  1 weeks back

                                                                                              Gotta do the Chevy 350 and Ford Ecoboost

                                                                                              • YungCzarOfDC
                                                                                                YungCzarOfDC  1 weeks back

                                                                                                And I got one in my 2011 charger r/t AWD, and it's the best thing ever.