It was bound to happen, the engineers at Jeep crammed a 707 horsepower, 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat V-8 engine in the highly modified Jeep Trailcat Concept. They went a step further and bolted it to a 6-speed manual transmission! The entire vehicle is built as a tantalizing prospect at what could be, rather than what will be. Still, it’s the stuff of dreams and TFLcar WILL be driving one at the 2016 Easter Jeep Safari.
“Jeep Trailcat: The Jeep Trailcat concept vehicle is the ultimate off-road machine, equally at home on Moab’s rugged trails or a high-speed section. Utilizing the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat V-8 engine, and mated to a 6-speed manual transmission with a custom shifter ball featuring an embossed Hellcat logo, the Trailcat concept vehicle leaves everything else in a cloud of dust.
To get the 707-horsepower Hellcat engine into the Trailcat, designers stretched the wheelbase an additional 12 inches while chopping the windshield two inches for a sleeker look. Mopar exterior enhancements include a power-dome vented hood, Satin Black grille, LED headlamps and fog lamps and rock rails.
The robust off-road look is further aided by steel front and rear bumpers, 17-inch beadlock wheels and 39.5-inch BF-Goodrich Krawler T/A KX tires, front and rear Dana 60 axles and Fox shocks.
Subtle design cues, such as a Hellcat decal on the front quarter panels and a “Trailcat” decal on the side of the hood, hint at the horsepower that lurks beneath, making this much more than a typical production Wrangler. The Trailcat’s interior is simple yet functional and features sport bucket seats from the Dodge Viper, made from carbon fiber and featuring Katzkin leather seat covers with accent stitching.” – – Via Jeep/FCA
This is not the first time Jeep engineers have added impossibly beefy power to their concept vehicles. Check out the video below and see the goodness of HEMI power in a Jeep Wrangler.
TFLcar will be on hand at the 2016 Easter Jeep Safari bringing you video coverage of the Jeep Trailcat Concept and many other prototypes. We will feature the vehicles on TFLcar.com, TFLtruck.com and on social media too!
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