jeep with seven concepts for 75th anniversary
jeep honors all-terrain heritage with seven concepts for 75th anniversary
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for the safari off-roading event in utah, 4×4 experts jeep, together with performance parts company mopar, unveiled a series of seven concept vehicles celebrating 75 years of all-terrain dominance. a team of dedicated engineers, designers and fabricators have been customizing production vehicles since 2002, and have introduced more than 50 concepts for the enthusiasts who attend the safari.
the ‘crew chief 715’ concept was built as a salute to the company’s military service. based on the ‘wrangler’, the open-air vehicle showcases a beefy design with cues from it’s heritage. inside, the basic interior features leather bucket seats with canvas inserts, aircraft control switches and a media center with a navigational compass.
a workhorse on farms across America in the 1960s, the jeep ‘FC 150’ tackles both challenging rocky trails and the towing needs of a western cattle ranch. the concept is based on the ‘CJ-5’ using its original steel body that proudly shows it’s scars, while components underneath have been totally revamped. inside, the vehicle features vinyl seat covers, a custom headliner wrapped in a duck hunting pattern and a CB radio.
based on the jeep ‘renegade’, the ‘comanche’ is designed to be off-road ready with practical utility. a stretched wheelbase adds an additional six inches to accommodate the five foot bed. it’s powered by a 2.0 liter diesel engine with a nine speed automatic transmission and jeep’s active drive lock, which incorporates low range and a locking rear differential.
the ‘trailcat’ was built around a supercharged 6.2 liter hemi hellcat V8 engine coupled with a six speed manual transmission that outputs 707 horsepower. designers stretched the wheelbase an additional 12 inches and added 40 inch all terrain tires.