7. Dodge First Generation Hemi V8
Like Chrysler, Imperial and De Soto, Dodge also offered its own version of the Hemi V8 during the ’50s. Like De Soto, it had its own displacement and power ratings. The first Dodge Hemi was the Red Ram in 1953, but they downsized it to the Chrysler 331. In the Dodge version, it had 241 CID, 3.9-liters of displacement and delivered 140 HP.
The next version was the 270 Red Ram which had 270 CID and 4.4-liters of displacement. However, it was in production for just two years, from 1955 to 1956. This engine had 183 HP in standard and 193 HP in high-performance form.
In the late ’50s, Dodge produced two versions of the Hemi with 315, 325 CID, 5.2-liter that delivered around 200 HP. Those engines were rare and featured some modifications from the regular Chrysler Hemi. Dodge reserved the 315 and 325 V8 engines for their top-of-the-line models in 1957.