If you ask us, Jeep is the first name in off-road segment without any doubt. This car manufacturer is producing some really amazing SUVs like the Wrangler, which can “survive” every possible terrain. Still, when we go back for some ten or eleven years, we can see some other interesting vehicles, like it was the amazing Jeep Hurricane Concept. The interesting car never entered into production, but according to the latest reports, the carmaker might reconsider the arrival of the Hurricane name.
Jeep Hurricane Concept: Features and Specs
If you remember, the Jeep Hurricane Concept was everything, but not the regular SUV. It was the ultimate off-roader with some pretty amazing abilities and special features. For instance, the vehicle was able to turn both front and rear tires inward, which is really brilliant. In addition, there were two modes of drive, so the SUV could turn just rear tires in the opposite direction, or could optionally use all four wheels in one direction. Except of that, around 20 inches of suspension and ground clearance at 14.3 inches sound also great.
Concept’s Interesting Drivetrain
Still, the best part of the Hurricane Concept is its powertrain without any question. The off-roader had two –engine system. No, it wasn’t any hybrid, but the interesting double Hemi. Yes, there were two 5.7-liter engines – one in the front and one in the back, and each produced 335 horsepower. All-together, the drivetrain was able to deliver 670 horsepower and 740 lb-ft of twist. Unfortunately, this concept vehicle never had a chance for mass production.
New Hurricane Engine
However, these days the “Hurricane” name is present in Jeep’s facilities again. Still, it’s not the amazing Jeep Hurricane Concept SUV, but the all-new and pretty good 2.0-liter Hurricane four-cylinder engine. The mill is speculated to deliver around 300 horsepower and will make its debut under the hood of the next-generation 2018 Wrangler.