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01-06-2005, 04:07 PM
Another Jeep concept will be unveiled

01-06-2005, 08:34 PM
... I think i've seen this... heck if you see one jeep you see them all... hehe<p>I dunno i'm gonna post a pic..<p>couldn't find one on google all i know is that it used to be a car used in the army

01-06-2005, 11:04 PM
This is a new concept though, not an existing vehicle.

01-09-2005, 10:59 AM
<IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/300hemic/828469CV2005_044__mid.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br>source:allpar<br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Jeep Hurricane: The Most Powerful, Capable Jeep 4x4 Ever!<p>That Jeep Gotta HEMI?<p>Yea ... TWO!<p>Show-stopping concepts and extreme expressions of the Chrysler Group brands arent new: Dodge had its Tomahawk and Chrysler, the ME Four-Twelve. But when the Jeep Hurricane blew onto the 2005 North American International Auto Show stage, it raised the bar for the Jeep brand.<p>Jeep Hurricane is simply the most maneuverable, most capable and most powerful 4x4 ever built, said Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President  Chrysler Group Design. 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.<p>Hurricane represents the continued success of bold concept vehicles for the brands as a means of demonstrating Chrysler Groups creative and mechanical expertise. For example, powerful powertrain performance is an understatement considering the Hurricane is not just HEMI-equipped, but HEMI squared. There are two 5.7-liter HEMI engines in the vehicle: one in the front and one in the back. Both engines deliver 335 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque  a total of 670 hp and 740 lb-ft of torque.<p>Can you have responsible excess? To test the theory, we equipped both HEMI engines in the Jeep Hurricane with the Chrysler Group Multi-Displacement System (MDS). Depending on the drivers needs, the Hurricane can be powered by 4-, 8-, 12- or 16-cylinders. All of that translates into buckets of torque for climbing obstacles other 4x4 vehicles cant even comprehend. In addition, it has the power and traction to move from 0-60 in less than five seconds.<p>The power is delivered through a central transfer case and split axles with a mechanically controlled four-wheel torque distribution system. The front and rear suspension is short/long arm independent with 20 inches of suspension travel, controlled by coilover shocks with remote reservoirs.<p>The vehicle has 14.3 inches of ground clearance, and incredible approach/departure angles of 64.0 /86.7 degrees. These are nearly vertical angles  combined with 37-inch tall tires, so the Hurricane wont meet much that it cant climb. The Jeep Hurricane is the only vehicle on the auto-show circuit that provides its own turnable feature. The vehicle features a turn radius of absolutely zero, thanks to skid steer capability and toe steer: the ability to turn both front and rear tires inward. In addition, the vehicle features two modes of automated four-wheel steering. The first is traditional with the rear tires turning in the opposite direction of the front to reduce the turning circle. The second mode is an innovation targeted to off-road drivers: the vehicle can turn all four wheels in the same direction for nimble crab steering. This allows the vehicle to move sideways without changing the direction the vehicle is pointing.<p>Out in the wilderness, changing direction in minimal space can mean the difference between an afternoon of adventure and a distress call back to the trailhead, Creed said. The multi-mode four-wheel steering system on Jeep Hurricane is designed to offer enthusiasts the next level of performance and unexpected maneuverability.<p>The one-piece body is shaped of structural carbon fiber, and forms the chassis that would be offered through a traditional frame. The suspension and powertrain are mounted directly to the body. An aluminum spine runs under the body to both connect the underside and to function as a complete skid plate system.<p><br>The design is lightweight with high strength, and it boasts functional appearance. Jeep Hurricane is an honest, minimalist approach to its design augmented with the Jeep signature seven-slot grille, two seats and no doors. On the inside, occupants will be surrounded by exposed carbon fiber and polished aluminum with Black Thunder and Tiluminum accents.<p>Specifications:<br>Weight (estimated): 3,850 lbs. (1,746 kg)<p><br>Length: 151.8 inches (3,856 mm)<p><br>Wheelbase: 108.1 inches (2,746 mm)<p><br>Front Overhang: 25.0 inches (635 mm)<p><br>Rear Overhang: 18.7 inches (475mm)<p><br>Width: 80.0 inches (2,033 mm)<p><br>Height: 68.2 inches (1,732 mm)<p><br>Track, Frt/Rr: 67.5/67.5 inches (1,715/1,715 mm)<p><br>Engine: two 5.7-liter HEMI engines<p><br>Transfer Case: Custom multi-mode with 1:1, 2:1 and 4:1 ratios<p><br>Transmission: 5-Speed automatic<p><br>Front and Rear Suspension: Long-travel, short/long arm independent<p><br>Ground Clearance: 14.3 inches (363 mm)<p><br>Break-Over Angle: 31.5 degrees<p><br>Approach/Depart Angle: 64.0/86.7 degrees<p><br>Tire Size: 305/70R20<p><br>Wheel Size: 20x10 inches</TD></TR></TABLE>

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01-09-2005, 11:06 AM
Now this is a cool one! I really love it! I hated most of the recent Chrysler concept cars, but this is fantastic!<p>Have you seen that it's got two (2!) HEMI engines? Wheeha!

01-09-2005, 11:07 AM
<IMG SRC="http://forums.autoweek.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/31-11898-224745-2142/2005%20Jeep%20Hurricane%202.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://forums.autoweek.com/servlet/JiveServlet?attachImage=true&contentType=image%2Fjpeg&attachment=2143" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://forums.autoweek.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/31-11898-224745-2144/2005%20Jeep%20Hurricane%207.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://forums.autoweek.com/servlet/JiveServlet?attachImage=true&contentType=image%2Fjpeg&attachment=2146" BORDER="0"> <br>source: autoweek

01-09-2005, 11:13 AM
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01-09-2005, 08:28 PM
Whoa that is one cool design!

01-09-2005, 10:57 PM
This concept reminds me from JeepSter concept many years ago.<br>I really love this picture from Jeep booth in Detroit:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/jeep/hurricane/images/DSC_2132.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Source: Autoweek.com<br>Maddd <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0">

01-10-2005, 02:29 AM
Fantastic looking concept and the technology too is really innovative. I can definitely see this car getting the award for best concept at the show.

01-10-2005, 09:30 AM
The IFS makes me believe that this concept is much closer to the next Wrangler...

01-10-2005, 11:26 AM
split solid axle = best off-roader idea in years. in love, although I think I could live with one Hemi.

01-10-2005, 01:24 PM
Holy moly, do you realize that this has more power than a Ferrari Enzo? 16 cylinders!<br>I could have a lot of fun with this beast. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pirate2.gif" BORDER="0">

01-11-2005, 03:34 PM
<IMG SRC="http://img1.imageuploader.net/382/Untitled-1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Another image.

01-11-2005, 03:44 PM
I love the 0 turning radius

01-11-2005, 04:03 PM
<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> looks great, the car is a lot like a wharthog with the wheels, hopefully it will be easier to handle than a wharthog. Imagine the gas consumption, 2 miles offroad and out of fuel

01-12-2005, 04:01 AM
That is one jeep I would love to get my hands on....so much power and manuverability (spelling)...I love it!

01-12-2005, 10:15 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>syclone</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">split solid axle = best off-roader idea in years.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Ditto on that one. Though I have to wonder how heavy this turkey really is carrying 4 drive shafts and all that hardware around. Can you imagine blowing a drive shaft while off-roading (something not unheard off with hard core jeep enthusiasts)? how do you protect 4 of them? I'm also concerned about the ultimate capabilities of the independent suspension set-up. Sound great for extreme terrain, but not for terrain requiring very large amounts of ground clearance.<p>Very nice excercise though. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>

01-13-2005, 07:06 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Though I have to wonder how heavy this turkey really is carrying 4 drive shafts and all that hardware around.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Maybe that's why it has two Hemi's. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Seriously, though, good points all around man.

01-14-2005, 08:07 PM
I like it because its SO over the top-never going to see production its a nice break from armies of design studies at autoshows Reminds me of something you would see at a 50's auto show with a jet engine or something. Im surprised they used the name Hurricane, which FoMoCo owns and has plans for in the very near future, its also ironic that its the name of the program designed to trounce the Hemi completely.

01-15-2005, 06:29 PM
looks like the warthog from halo

01-16-2005, 04:29 PM
This car is innovative and beautiful. If hope the new Wrangler picks up some cues (like... say... twin hemis?? haha).<p>Some of the most beautiful carbon fiber work I've ever seen. Just so clean, uncluttered, and purposeful, and yet completely insane! <p>Never thought my favorite concept at the NAIAS would be a Jeep, but it just may be. In fact that concept from Tokyo last year was great too! <br><IMG SRC="http://www.cardesignnews.com/autoshows/2003/tokyo/preview/jeep-treo/images/jeep-treo01s.jpg" BORDER="0"> The Treo, courtesy cardesignnews.com<br>Jeep are on a roll with their concepts. Too bad their production models have been so weak sauce lately. The new GC is such a let down.

01-16-2005, 10:43 PM
I agree that the Grand Cherokee is a letdown for '05. It looks more Dodge than Jeep. I love this concept even though it's insane and I hope these Jeep concepts seep into production models.

01-17-2005, 07:26 AM
no way thats is a pure concept jeep that would be cool if it went into production still got quite a few original shapes on it