Thursday, March 23, 2006

The Jeep Hurricane Dream

I just love those vehicles that have been specially crafted for off roading. And yes, I would like to own one.

But truth is, I just don’t know where I would be using it. On the other hand, I feel like it is indeed a great thing to ride an off roading vehicle because, for me, it gives me class and the feeling of being unique, and wild, and untamed, and very adventurous.

You want to know the truth? I’m not the adventurous type of person. I’m just trying to be one. That is why I would like to own one. You know. Maybe it would help me pick up my courage and be a good adventurer. Who knows, right?

Well, one vehicle that has certainly took my attention is the Jeep Hurricane. I know. It is not a production vehicle. It is still a concept vehicle. But still. I love the concept. So much. I decided to write about it. Here.

Here is what Trevor Creed (the Senior Vice President of Chrysler Group’s department for Design) said about the Jeep Hurricane: "Jeep Hurricane is simply the most maneuverable, most capable and most powerful 4x4 ever built. 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."

I don’t really care if it holds two HEMI engines in it. Actually, two 5.7 liter HEMI engines in just one vehicle – one for the front, and one for the back. Top that! The statistics show that one HEMI engine could produce 335 units of horsepower and 370 pound feet of torque. But think again. These statistics are just for one vehicle. But the Jeep Hurricane is mounted with two. Just imagine how much power this vehicle holds.

Here are the rest of the specifications of the concept vehicle, Jeep Hurricane (taken from here):
Weight (estimated): 3,850 lbs. (1,746 kg)
Length: 151.8 inches (3,856 mm)
Wheelbase: 108.1 inches (2,746 mm)
Front Overhang: 25.0 inches (635 mm)
Rear Overhang: 18.7 inches (475mm)
Width: 80.0 inches (2,033 mm)
Height: 68.2 inches (1,732 mm)
Track, Frt/Rr: 67.5/67.5 inches (1,715/1,715 mm)
Engine: two 5.7-liter HEMI® engines
Transfer Case: Custom multi-mode with 1:1, 2:1 and 4:1 ratios
Transmission: 5-Speed automatic
Front and Rear Suspension: Long-travel, short/long arm independent
Ground Clearance: 14.3 inches (363 mm)
Break-Over Angle: 31.5 degrees
Approach/Depart Angle: 64.0/86.7 degrees
Tire Size: 305/70R20
Wheel Size: 20x10 inches

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