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Video: Jeep Hurricane concept

By luanpa in | December 27, 2009 | (1) Comment

Jeep unveiled Jeep Hurricane concept at the 2005 North American International Auto Show in Detroit,   Jeep Hurricane concept is not a simply concept car! It is most capable and most powerful 4×4 ever built. It pays homage to the extreme enthusiasts’ Jeep vehicles in form and off-road capability.

Jeep interior is equipped with two 5.7 litre HEMI engines, pumping out 670 horsepower with 740 pounds of foot torque. This monster could probably pull a tree out of the ground without much effort. In addition to raw power, it is rated to go from 0-60 in under 5 seconds. It is not often your “off road” vehicle could smoke a mustang, and come close to giving a corvette a run for its money.

The Jeep interior engines in the Jeep Hurricane with the Chrysler Group Multi-Displacement System (MDS). Depending on the driver’s needs, the Jeep Hurricane can be powered by 4-, 8-, 12- or 16-cylinders. All of that translates into buckets of torque for climbing obstacles other 4×4 vehicles can’t even comprehend. In addition, it has the power and traction to move from 0-100 kilometres per hour (0-60 mph) in less than five seconds.

Jeep Hurricane concept view

Jeep Hurricane concept view

The Jeep interior’s 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.

How does the Jeep Hurricane concept works?

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, 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.

Jeep Hurricane concept view

Jeep Hurricane concept view

‘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.’

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.

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.

In-details

* Curb Weight (estimated): 3,850 lb (1,746 kg)
* Length: 151.8 inches (3,856 mm)
* Wheelbase: 108.1 inches (2,746 mm)
* Front Overhang: 25.0 inches (635 mm)
* Rear Overhang: 18.7 inches (475 mm)
* Width: 80.0 inches (2,033 mm)
* Height: 68.2 inches (1,732 mm)
* Track, Frt/Rr: 67.5/67.5 inches (1,715/1,715 mm)
* Engine: Two 5.7-liter, 8-cylinder HEMI engines
* Power: 670 hp (500 kW)
* Torque: 740 lbf·ft (1000 N·m)
* Transfer Case: Custom multi-mode with 1:1, 2:1 and 4:1 ratios
* Transmission: 5-speed automatic
* Front and Rear Suspension: Long-travel, short/long arm independent
* Ground Clearance: 14.3 inches (363 mm)
* Break-Over Angle: 31.5 degrees
* Approach/Depart Angle: 64.0/86.7 degrees
* Tire Size: 305/70R20 (all four)
* Wheel Size: 20×10 inches (51×25 cm)
* 0-60 mph (97 km/h): 4.9 seconds



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  1. I love the wheels,looks like turning.It’s nice for off road driving.I started liking jeep when i came with my brother on his off road drive last year.