Jeep and Mopar demonstrate what can be done with the right combination of imagination, engineering, and testosterone.
This monstrous 707-hp Jeep Trailcat is powered by the same 6.2L supercharged HEMI V8 that’s found in the Hellcat.
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 colossal 39.5-inch BFGoodrich Krawler T/A KX tires, front and rear Dana 60 axles and Fox shocks and a two-inch lift perch the Jeep even farther above the pavement.
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 well-bolstered bucket seats from the Dodge Viper to hold occupants in terror-filled situ, made from carbon fiber and featuring Katzkin leather seat covers with accent stitching.
The Trailcat or “Hellwrangler”- name it however you want, could be on any common health-hazard list and this beast is Jeep’s challenge to every car nut’s sense of invincibility and skill.
Check out video of the Trailcat below and pray to gods of off-roading this thing will see the light of day.