Jeep has officially released the much anticipated Hellcat-powered Trailcat SUV Concept.
The Jeep Trailcat is powered by the same 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V-8 that is currently in use in the Hellcat editions of both the Charger and Challenger. Thanks to the immense power of the Hellcat engine, the Trailcat produces a whopping 707 horsepower. All of that power is sent through a 6-speed manual transmission with a custom Hellcat-embossed shifter logo.
The Trailcat was designed by Jeep’s engineers to be capable as either a full-blown rock crawler or as a high speed desert runner.
In order to fit the monstrous Hellcat engine into the Trailcat, designers were forced to stretch the wheelbase a full 12 inches.
The robust off-road look is further aided by steel front and rear bumpers, 17-inch beadlock wheels and 39.5-inch BF-Goodrich Krawler T/A KX tires, front and rear Dana 60 axles and Fox shocks.
Hellcat and Trailcat decals can also be seen scattered around the vehicle.
The release of the Trailcat comes as part of Jeep’s annual Easter concept vehicle release. The 2016 batch of Easter Jeep Safari concept vehicles was designed to use a mix of production and prototype Jeep and Mopar performance parts.
“Every year, the Jeep team looks forward to pushing the limits with 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 with 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.”