The Hellcat Powered Jeep Wrangler is a BEAST!
Talk about combining passions! There are few better ways to pass the day than loading ...
Talk about combining passions! There are few better ways to pass the day than loading up in a Jeep and hitting some trails on the backroads or off in the woods. The only thing better, in fact, would be having a gnarly 707 horsepower Hellcat engine stuffed between the meaty front tires of that Jeep to ensure your fun came at a high rate of speed and with a killer supercharged soundtrack.
The guys a Dakota Customs have melded these two iconic creations into one badass offroading machine, and it looks, and sounds, like a hell of a good time! The build started life as a four door Wrangler, but has been beefed up beyond the engine under the hood. The wheels and tires have been upsized, though it looks like the ride height has been left reasonably close to stock. Knowing how center of gravity works, and how more than doubling the horsepower is going to drastically change the way the Jeep behaves, there’s probably a good reason this thing hasn’t been lifted 6” over stock ride height.
However, the main attraction is obviously the wicked supercharged Hemi yanked from a Hellcat and wedged between the front wheels, making this Jeep into one of the better looking farm plows we’ve ever seen. Being pretty hardcore racing fans, we immediately wondered what it would do on drag radials through the quarter mile, but that doesn’t seem like a likely destination for this ride.
Instead, it looks like it will be right at home ripping up and down the trails and through the woods, and basically going anywhere it wants to go. We have to give these guys some huge props, as this is one of the cooler engine swaps we’ve seen. Hopefully we start seeing more and more 700+ horsepower Hellcat swaps soon.