Jeep Hurricane Concept Vehicle Unveiled

Jeep Hurricane Concept Vehicle Unveiled

by: Jenny McLane

An impressive Jeep Hurricane Concept vehicle stood behind the curtain at the Detroit 2005 NAIAS. Have you seen a vehicle that spins around in place like a top? Well, Chrysler’s “turntable feature” let this Jeep to be one of a kind. It can take you anywhere, anytime.
The Hurricane can run on four, eight, twelve or sixteen cylinders, whatever the driver needs for the driving task ahead. And the Hurricane can go from 0-60 in less than five seconds. Its 5.7-liter HEMI engines face opposite of each other one in front and one in the rear delivers 335 hp and 370 lb-ft of torque, or a total of 670 hp and 740 lb-ft torque.
Its zero turn radius allows the vehicle to turn in a circle where it sits. Skid steer capability and toe steer give drivers the ability to turn both front and rear tires inward.
Jeep Hurricane Concept has two 4-wheel steering modes. The first, traditional mode has the rear tires turning in the opposite direction of the front tires to reduce the turning circle. The second mode allows the driver to turn all four wheels in the same direction for crab steering, letting the vehicle move sideways without changing the direction it is pointing.
Shaped of structural carbon fiber, the Hurricane’s one-piece body has suspension and power train that are mounted directly to the body. Connected to the underside by an aluminum spine which runs under the body, it functions as a skid plate system.
It has Jeep’s signature seven-slot grille, two seats and no doors. It is lightweight but high in strength. Occupants are surrounded by exposed carbon fiber and polished aluminum.
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About The Author

Jenny McLane is a 36 year old native of Iowa and has a knack for research on cars and anything and everything about it. She works full time as a Market Analyst for one of the leading car parts suppliers in the country today.

This article was posted on March 14, 2005