It’s truly a testament to Chrysler’s marketing team that the nickname “Hemi” is so completely associated with Mopar products. Merely uttering the term recalls muscle cars with eye-searing paint jobs, thundering V-8s and the pungent smell of roasting tires. However, many forget that hemispherical combustion chambers, where the term “Hemi” comes from, are not exclusive to Chrysler. Indeed, they’ve been around since early in the last century.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2017/04/19/non-chrysler-hemis