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Unread 2016-03-10, 01:11 PM   #1
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The 707 HP Jeep Wrangler Trailcat Is The Hellcat In Glorious Wrangler Form



Image: FCA Hark, the ruggedest and most fearless among you! Who would dare take the reins of the most primitive modern car you can buy in America, with 707 horsepower of supercharged insanity under the hood? The Jeep Wrangler Trailcat concept is waiting.

Image: David Tracy Legend says hearing it roar will turn you into a wild beast by the next full moon. Click with caution:


To anyone whoís ever said ďHellcat All The Things,Ē youíve officially been warned to be careful what you wish for.
This fierce bastard is basically just your regular old Jeep Wrangler, with the Hellcatís 707 HP 6.2-liter Hemi V8 mated to a six-speed manual gearbox activated by a big black shifter ball with an embossed Hellcat logo on it.
FCA The Jeepís been stretched 12" inches, presumably to keep it from flipping for at least a few seconds longer, with 39.5-inch BF-Goodrich Krawler T/A KX tires wrapped around 17" beadlock wheels and heavy-ass Dana 60 axles front and rear. Suspension is all Fox.

Image: David Tracy As for the sound, man, I think Iím going to have to watch that video again.
Image: FCA Stay tuned for more details later this month, when we get to wring this thing out a little bit over Moabís rocks and wide open areas.
Yes, we are driving this. Prepare your bodies.
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The Hellcat Engine Would Take The Chrysler 300 From Lukewarm To Piping Hot






Few engines have character anymore, as automakers are looking for ways to improve fuel efficiency and provide drivers with a more refined experience. Dodge, though, isnít like other (mainstream) automakers and still has an eye on performance. Itís time that Dodge shared the love across the entire FCA family.

The Hellcat engine is one of the best motors on sale today. The 6.2-liter supercharged engine, as we all know by now, cranks out 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. Thatís enough grunt to make the land yacht of the Challenger a real competitor against high-performance machines. The engine also plays the role of a miracle worker in the Charger, turning the sedan from a pedestrian vehicle to a deranged daily.
Interestingly, Dodge has decided to start giving its engines to others under the FCA umbrella, mainly Jeep with the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. In a world thatís starting to get crowded with high-performance SUVs, Jeep has managed to stick out with its 707-hp brute. The engine clearly has the Midas touch, turning anything, regardless of how heavy, boring, or mundane it may be, into a tire-roasting monster.

Dodge should spread the Hellcat love
Now, reports claim that Dodge will even stuff the glorious Hellcat engine into the Ram Rebel, essentially creating a road-ready version of the Rebel TRX Concept we saw at the end of 2016. Iíve been begging Ram and FCA to put the motor into a Ram pickup for awhile, and hearing that itís actually in the works is thrilling. If itís like any other machine with a Hellcat engine, itíll be a riot.
Itís good to see Dodge letting others use its engines, but I think itís time to continue to spread the love Ė especially to Chrysler. Have you looked over the automakerís lineup recently? Itís disturbingly small. Ever since Chrysler pulled the plug on the 200, which was an awful car that was plagued with numerous problems, the brandís lineup has dwindled down to just three offerings Ė the 300, Pacifica, and Pacifica Hybrid.
The Pacifica is the star of the show, as itís one of the better offerings in the once loved minivan segment. While Iím all for the Hellcat everything lifestyle, even I donít think it makes a lot of sense to put a supercharged V8 engine into a minivan Ė it would be badass, though.

The Chrysler 300 could use some extra love
What Iím proposing is for Dodge to hand its wonderful motor over to Chrysler, which would then shove it into the front of the 300. I may be in the minority here, but Iím not a fan of the 300. I donít think it looks every good, I donít like the interior, and Iím not a fan of how the brand is just letting it age. The only thing the 300 has going for it, is its performance and Chrysler should capitalize on that.
The 300 is second in line to the Charger or Challenger when it comes to being the most-seen car in Michigan. Theyíre everywhere, but they donít really do anything besides sit there and look odd. People ragged on the Chevrolet SS for its timid looks, but I think Chevyís offering was so much more potent than the 300. When I think of the 300, I think of a lukewarm cup of coffee or tea. And no one likes lukewarm anything.
Chrysler does offer the 300 with a 5.7-liter Hemi V8, which puts out a respectable 363 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque, but just imagine what it would be like if it had 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. Chrysler could also do something with the sedanís looks, giving it larger fenders, a more aggressive front end, and a nice pair of massive exhaust outlets at the back. Then, the vehicle would actually be worthy of being Walter Whiteís car in ďBreaking Bad.Ē

At the moment, the 300 is kind of in lala land. It appeals to those that have a diehard need to go with something that has an American badge, but itís not really attractive to anyone else. A supercharged V8 engine and some new styling cues would change that.
Instead of letting Chrysler stick around like your neighborís poor 15-year-old dog that canít walk and has glaucoma, FCA should either put the brand down for good or inject some life into it. The Hellcat engine has enough juice to not only bring the 300 back to life, but the brand as a whole, as well.
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This is a no brainer...
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If there is a 300 Hellcat, that would be my next purchase in 5 years.
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If there is a 300 Hellcat, that would be my next purchase in 5 years.
If you were smart you'd buy a Stinger and put intakes and exhaust on it, then boom.....you've got your 700hp.
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If you were smart you'd buy a Stinger and put intakes and exhaust on it, then boom.....you've got your 700hp.
Good point.

But the 3hundo is more gangster than the 1200hp Kia could ever be.
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Now I'm no Chrysler fan by any means, but that is really one good looking sedan. Throw a Hellcat engine in one and they would sell like hotcakes!
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Now I'm no Chrysler fan by any means, but that is really one good looking sedan. Throw a Hellcat engine in one and they would sell like hotcakes!
You'd think so, but the 300 SRT8 didn't move at all. The price point would be a killer. 300 SRT8 were $50k. And while it offers boatloads more performance than it's competition, they just didn't sell.
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Im thinking about ditching my c7 and getting a HC Charger. There are used 15s in the mid to upper 40s. Thats pretty reasonable IMO.

16+ CTS V used are in the mid 50s to mid 60s. Much nicer car IMO, but a HC 300 would probably be just as nice inside, and slightly cheaper. They should build 5000 of them and see how they sell. Not like they have to develop too much new stuff for it.
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