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Hellcat Minivan

Hellcat Minivan

Hellcat Minivan

This vintage-style family vehicle will give your child a chance to enjoy a road trip with its own tailgate

There's something ridiculous and wonderful about mixing together things that have no business being together, especially when considering automobiles. As a perfect example, just check out Abimelec Design's rendering imagining a Hellcat-powered Chrysler Pacifica. Just fitting the engine into the bay would be a major engineering conundrum, without even considering handling cooling. You'd also need to make room for a driveshaft underneath the van for sending the power to the rear wheels. (Source:The most gifted automotive designers are those that see vehicles with a different eye. For example, consider the Chrysler Pacifica.

 

Many are likely to shrug and say “meh.” It’s a minivan. Not exactly the stuff of legends. But Abimelec Arellano approaches vehicles not as they are, but as what they could be. And that includes a lot Mopar possibility. And his Chrysler Pacifica Hellcat SRT is a fire-breathing beast. (Source:While it takes some cues from the Dodge Durango, the Hellcat Pacifica is a very different beast. (Source:“Hellcat Pacifica is back!” he says. “This has been one of the most popular renderings I’ve done, so I figured it was only appropriate to give it a follow up, this time in full 3D, to showcase what was not possible in the first 2D Photoshop-produced image. It’s all pretty much a replica of that original render, with the addition of WK1 SRT8 Jeep inspired exhausts, and some new colors! What’s left to do now? Tag Chrysler of course!” (Source:Frankly, this is exactly what Chrysler should be considering. Yes, they have really embraced the identity of the family vehicles. But a lot of moms and dads would appreciate that very distinct, raw, soul-rattling Hellcat power. (This isn’t the first time we've met with the fantasy project of a Chrysler Pacifica minivan that got powered by a digital artist’s imagination with full SRT Hellcat credentials. Actually, the muscle minivan got back in the day even the seal of approval from none other than FCA’s (now Stellantis) design boss Ralph Gilles, so it’s no wonder the project has become wildly popular. (Source:More precisely, the digital artist decided to bring back the 707-hp SRT Hellcat Pacifica in a more appropriate 3D environment. He explains that initially the successful rendering of a blue widebody minivan looking all muscled up with help from SRT Hellcat DNA was only done in a 2D Photoshop environment. (Source:It's interesting that he chose as inspiration a model that’s already more than a decade and a half old, but as far as we’re concerned it’s quite fitting for the overall clean treatment of this widebody family hauler. Of course, given the way things are in the automotive world right now, it’s safe to say that Chrysler will probably never create something to rival the mighty seven-seat Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat on its way to soccer practice. (Source:Chrysler Hellcat Pacifica render Chrysler pacifica SRT Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 render Hellcat Abimelec Design (Source:Some renderings are more memorable than others, and the one sitting before us, which portrays the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica in SRT Hellcat trim, certainly pushes the right buttons. Heck, even FCA design boss Ralph Gilles shared the independent effort (more on this below) on his Instagram page just hours after it surfaced. (Source:For starters, FCA has been throwing Hellcat V8s at just about everything, from the Dodge Charger, Challenger and Durango, to the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and the Ram 1500 TRX. We're not greedy, we'd even settle for the N/A 392 V8 that recently landed under the hood of the Jeep Wrangler, but we digress.

 And, if you've seen some of the digital master's previous work, especially his What-if series portraying small universes built around range-toppers carmakers could've built in the past, the muscle SUV alternative we have here will only seem natural. (Source:speed shot Chrysler Pacifica 2021 Chrysler Pacifica 2021 Chrysler pacifica hellcat 2021 Chrysler pacifica hemi rendering 2021 sema preview (Source:Source:I drove a newer rental Pacifica for a few weeks while my daily was in the shop. It was my first real experience with a mini-van. It was one of the most comfortable cars I've been in and the ergonomics were unlike anything I've seen. If I had the money, needed to move multiple people and FCA sold this, I would buy it over the Durango SRT Hellcat in an instant. (Source:One of my non-car friends came with my group to the NYIAS one year and we get there and we’re talking about what we all want to see and this dude starts raving about the Chrysler Pacifica. We thought he was joking but no this dude was passionate about Pacifica’s. He ignored all the Porsche’s and hellcats and the Manhattan motor cars booth and went straight to the Pacifica and spent a good 20 minutes there. (SHighs A three-row SUV with 700-plus horses, as quick as a 797-hp Hellcat Challenger, surprisingly deft handling for its size. (Source:Verdict The Durango SRT Hellcat is an incredibly powerful and shockingly entertaining three-row family hauler. (Source:With three rows of seats and 710 horsepower on tap, the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is a rollercoaster ride the entire family can enjoy—or fear. As its name suggests, there's an almighty, unholy supercharged V-8 engine hidden within its intimidating bodywork, and its standard all-wheel-drive system is only too eager to assist its breathtaking acceleration. The howl of its supercharger and the rumble of its exhaust can go from background music to auditory assault at the press of a pedal.

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