2016 was a big year for Jeep. The company celebrated its 75th anniversary and it was also the 50th anniversary of their annual Easter Jeep Safari Fan Fest in Moab, Utah.
Jeep typically releases concept ideas for new vehicles at the Fan Fest, and this year did not disappoint! Seven awesome concept vehicles were brought out, but the one that caught everyone’s attention was the Jeep Wrangler Trailcat.
The Trailcat is a supercharged version of the Jeep Wrangler, with a V-8 Hellcat engine. This vehicle is capable of pushing 707 horsepower and is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission.
According to reviewsofnewcars.com, the Trailcat “should go from 0-60 mph for about 4.2-4-5 seconds, top speed is probably somewhere about 170 mph.”
In addition, the wheelbase is 12 inches longer than the Wrangler and Jeep put 39.5 inch tires from BF Goodrich on it. As if that wasn’t enough, Jeep also put Dodge Viper seats in the Trailcat to hold passengers in, Dana 60 axles in both front and back, and a large ball compass on the dash for navigation.
Even though the Trailcat got most of the attention, if you love Jeeps as much as we do then it’s worth checking out the other six concepts that were released:
- Jeep Crew Chief 715 – A concept inspired by Jeep military vehicles.
- Jeep Shortcut – A modern version of the Jeep CJ-5.
- Jeep Comanche – An off-road ready vehicle that takes after the Renegade Trailhawk.
- Jeep FC 150 – Styled after a 1960 Jeep Forward Control.
- Jeep Wrangler Trailstorm – Not unlike the classic Wrangler style, but with some added features and capabilities.
- Jeep Renegade Commander – Wilderness ready with all-terrain tires and a 9-speed automatic transmission.