Now, the HEMI is proof that brand name affinity sells cars, and that nothing in the automotive industry is sacred. The current design is a ripoff of a Porsche design. If you want to visualise what the current HEMI head looks like, take a pear, cut it in half lengthwise, and lie it down. The big circular section is where the intake valve is, and the small one is where the exhaust valve is. The TWO spark plugs reside at the "waist" of this pear-shape, one on each side. Note that there isn't two plugs for added performance, but rather because one plug off to the side couldn't hope to burn all of that fuel.
Damn, I wish someone told me that this HEMI crate engine weighed 5000lb and is only suitable for drag racing.
The copyrighted term Hemi and the accompanying engine have been marketed with a series of commercials featuring actor Jon Reep.
A: Well, if you mean, does it have the new, 345 horsepower Chrysler V8, then yes. But if you mean, does it have the legendary Mopar V8 characterized by hemispherical combustion chambers, then no, this thing does not have a Hemi in it.