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Wrangler 4x4 05-19-2010 02:14 PM

Jeep Hurricane...What do you think
 
What do you think about the Jeep Hurricane? I think it looks pretty cool myself.

http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-20...-1920x1440.jpg

http://www.crowfootdodge.com/images/...ncept-1280.jpg

http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-20...l-1024x768.jpg

One Sweet Jeep

Show-stopping concepts and extreme expressions of the Chrysler Group LLC brands aren't new: Dodge had its Tomahawk and Chrysler, the ME Four-Twelve. But when the Jeep® Hurricane blew onto Auto Show stage, it raised the bar for the Jeep brand.

"Jeep Hurricane is simply the most maneuverable, most capable and most powerful 4x4 ever built," said Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President—Chrysler Group LLC Design. "It pays homage to the extreme enthusiasts' Jeep vehicles in form and off-road capability, but is a unique interpretation of Jeep design. Simply stated, it is the extreme example for the Jeep brand."

Hurricane represents the continued success of bold concept vehicles for the brands as a means of demonstrating Chrysler Group LLC's creative and mechanical expertise. For example, powerful powertrain performance is an understatement considering the Hurricane is not just HEMI®-equipped, but HEMI squared. There are two 5.7-liter HEMI engines in the vehicle: one in the front and one in the back. Both engines deliver 335 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque—a total of 670 hp and 740 lb-ft of torque.

Can you have responsible excess? To test the theory, we equipped both HEMI engines in the Jeep Hurricane with the Chrysler Group LLC Multi-Displacement System (MDS). Depending on the driver's needs, the Hurricane can be powered by 4-, 8-, 12- or 16-cylinders. All of that translates into buckets of torque for climbing obstacles other 4x4 vehicles can't even comprehend. In addition, it has the power and traction to move from 0-60 in less than five seconds.

The power is delivered through a central transfer case and split axles with a mechanically controlled four-wheel torque distribution system. The front and rear suspension is short/long arm independent with 20 inches of suspension travel, controlled by coilover shocks with remote reservoirs.

The design is lightweight with high strength, and it boasts a functional appearance. Jeep Hurricane is an honest, minimalist approach to its design augmented with the Jeep signature seven-slot grille, two seats and no doors. On the inside, occupants will be surrounded by exposed carbon fiber and polished aluminum with Black Thunder and Tiluminum accents.

For More Info: http://www.jeep.com/en/autoshow/conc...les/hurricane/

mrcarcrazy 05-19-2010 02:16 PM

I'd drive it.

drivebytruckerz 05-19-2010 02:19 PM

Looks like you could turn a full circle in a parking space.. I kinda like it..

Wrangler 4x4 05-19-2010 02:25 PM

Here's a video.

YouTube - jeep hurricane steering

toshpate 05-19-2010 02:26 PM

It reminds me of the talking dune buggy from scooby doo..but it is cute in a compass kinda way

Wrangler 4x4 05-19-2010 02:28 PM

I still don't know how much it will cost, or when it will come out. Does anyone know?

deathphoenix99 05-19-2010 02:32 PM

I thought I've seen that before, it was unveiled back in 2005. Pretty neat concept.

deathphoenix99 05-19-2010 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Wrangler 4x4 (Post 628792)
I still don't know how much it will cost, or when it will come out. Does anyone know?

I'm pretty sure they have NO plans to manufacture it, it was only a concept vehicle.

Here's some more info/pics for you.
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/jeep-hurricane.htm

cavediverjc 05-19-2010 02:40 PM

^^^X2

It'll never make production as it is. Gov't regulations will dumb it down for the masses to the point where it won't look anything like it does in conception.....

Wrangler 4x4 05-19-2010 02:41 PM

Why wouldn't they manufacture it even if it was only a limited amount. I bet a ton of people would buy it. It is sweet!!!!!

Wrangler 4x4 05-19-2010 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cavediverjc (Post 628810)
^^^X2

It'll never make production as it is. Gov't regulations will dumb it down for the masses to the point where it won't look anything like it does in conception.....

I didn't see this post before my last post. Dang goverment =(

life iz good 05-19-2010 02:43 PM

That Jeep is wide looking, I would definitely drive that around!!

Wrangler 4x4 05-19-2010 02:47 PM

It has so much horsepower =)

PTaylor 05-19-2010 03:11 PM

It looks fun.

I remember when this was unveiled, along with the Jeep Gladiator:

http://consumerguideauto.howstuffworks.com/2009-jeep-gladiator.htm

The gladiator is the one I like. It's so damn ugly, yet it's a Jeep. I think this is where the Brute conversion ideas came from.

I don't like the location of the spare tire though.

pking911 05-19-2010 03:26 PM

gives new meaning to doing donuts!

man it would be fun tho!

sparky 05-20-2010 11:51 AM

Looks less like a Jeep than a JK does.

Cons_Table 05-20-2010 11:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wrangler 4x4 (Post 628816)
It has so much horsepower =)

thats what you can expect from DUAL v8 motors:punk:

Vaultzz 05-20-2010 12:38 PM

I like the steering, power and suspension. I don't like not being able to take the doors off :p

Cons_Table 05-20-2010 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vaultzz (Post 629859)
I like the steering, power and suspension. I don't like not being able to take the doors off :p

good point but how many people can say they have carbon fiber half doors haha :p

Vaultzz 05-20-2010 12:54 PM

I can If I go out and fabricate them :p

I also don't like how it has no top :rofl:

sevenservices 05-20-2010 01:14 PM

I always liked 'em... I was on the Global Network support team at DCX (DaimlerChrysler) when it was unveiled. They would drive 'em through the tech center in Auburn Hills all the time. It was a pretty cool part of the job getting to see things like the PT Cruiser, Hurricane, Prowler, Copperhead, etc... all a couple years before they hit the auto shows. For a couple years down there I supported the design area where they make the clay model cars and such, life size. Very, very cool stuff. They'd even fire up the Nascars and the Nascar trucks and roll through the headquarters sometimes for special events at the center gathering area.


I really did'nt want to leave Chrysler at the time, but my commute went from 82 miles down to 4.5 miles. How can you turn that down??? An extra two to three hours of "life" everyday, hell yeah, I'll take it. And with the auto industry in trouble, it probably was not to bad of a move.


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