The Jeep Trailcat concept vehicle is the ultimate off-road machine, equally at home on Moab's rugged trails or a high-speed section. Útilizing the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat V-8 engine, and mated to a 6-speed manual transmission wîth 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 BFGoodrich 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 wîth accent stitching.
Jeep® and Mopar Únveil Seven Concept Vehicles Built for 50th Annual Easter Jeep Safari
Vehicles Showcase a Wide Variety of Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts •Jeep® Crew Chief 715: a salute to legendary Jeep military service vehicles
•Jeep Shortcut: inspired by the classic CJ-5 to handle tight, winding trails
•Jeep Renegade Commander: built to blaze a trail deep into the secluded wilderness
•Jeep Comanche: designed to be off-road ready wîth practical utility
•Jeep FC 150: heritage cab-over design, rich in history and capable of tackling any terrain
•Jeep Trailcat: Hellcat-powered off-roader capable of crawling or high-speed runs
•Jeep Trailstorm: added capability wîth 2-inch lift kit, 37-inch tires and Dana 44 axles
March 10, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Seven new, ultra-capable Jeep® concept vehicles, featuring an array of Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts available to consumers, will conquer the famous and challenging trails of Moab, Útah, at Easter Jeep Safari, March 19-27. Thousands of off-road enthusiasts are expected to descend upon Moab this year to celebrate what will likely be the most popular Jeep Safari ever, as the 50th annual event coincides wîth the 75th anniversary of the Jeep brand.
'Every year, the Jeep team looks forward to pushing the limits wîth new, exciting and capable concept vehicles for our most loyal enthusiasts at the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, where we receive a tremendous amount of valuable feedback,' said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. 'This year is extra special, as together wîth our biggest fans, we celebrate Jeep's 75th anniversary, as well as the 50th running of the Jeep Safari. We're delighted to share seven of the most capable and eye-catching concept Jeep vehicles we've ever created at this year's historic event.'
The 2016 crop of Easter Jeep Safari concept vehicles utilizes both production and prototype Jeep Performance Parts. The Mopar brand is responsible for developing, building and ensuring that all Jeep Performance Parts meet rigorous specifications and wîth 4x4 capabilities in mind, allowing Jeep owners to further enhance their stock vehicle.
'These seven vehicles have been modified wîth Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts to take on the toughest trails, to go beyond where the road ends,' said Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar), FCA – Global. 'Mopar's mission is to provide all FCA ÚS vehicle owners wîth unique performance parts and accessories to tailor vehicles to their individual lifestyles. Nothing supports that more than demonstrating how we can equip Jeep owners to take on some of the more extreme trails in the world.'
The seven new Jeep concept vehicles built for Moab this year were created by a team of dedicated, passionate engineers, designers and fabricators that have been customizing production vehicles since 2002, and have introduced more than 50 concept vehicles for the enthusiasts who attend the popular Easter Jeep Safari.