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Jeep unveils 707-HP Trailcat, 7 new concepts

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Posted at 11:20 AM, Mar 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-11 11:20:41-05

As part of the 50th annual Easter Jeep Safari, Jeep unveiled seven new concept vehicles built for the anniversary, including a 707-horsepower Trailcat.

“These seven vehicles have been modified with Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts to take on the toughest trails, to go beyond where the road ends,” Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar), FCA – Global said in a release. “Mopar’s mission is to provide all FCA US vehicle owners with unique performance parts and accessories  to tailor vehicles to their individual lifestyles. Nothing supports that more than demonstrating how we can equip Jeep owners to take on some of the more extreme trails in the world.”

The seven concept vehicles include:

Jeep Trailcat

The Jeep Trailcat includes a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V-8 engine and a 6-speed manual transmission.

With 17-inch beadlock wheels and 39.5-inch BFGoodrich Drawler T/A KX tires, the Jeep has a robust off-road look. It also features bucket seats from the Dodge Viper which are made from carbon fiber.

Jeep FC 150

The 1960 Jeep FC 150 concept vehicle was originally built from 1956-1965 and is built to tackle both "challenging rocky trails and the harshness of a western cattle ranch."

It features an enhanced chassis from a 2005 Jeep Wrangler, as well as vinyl seat covers, a custom headliner, CB radio, analog compass and more.

Jeep Trailstorm

The Jeep Trailstorm is based on the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and "is the ultimate Jeep Wrangler for exploring off the beaten path."

It is powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine with a 5-speed automatic transmission. The Trailstorm also includes a steel front and rear Rubicon bumper, Jeep performance Parts tire carrier, and is wrapped in camouflage.

Jeep Crew Chief 715

Jeep built the Crew Chief 715 concept vehicle "as a salute to legendary Jeep military service vehicles, in particular the Kaiser M715.

Powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine, the Crew Chief 715 includes steel front and rear bumpers, a master cylinder brake upgrade and an on-board air system to help other vehicles on the trail.

"The Crew Chief 715 utilizes modern-day construction with a rear seat and extra doors for additional passenger capacity while staying close to its military roots," the company said.

Jeep Comanche Concept

The Jeep Comanche Concept vehicle is based on the Jeep Renegade, according to the company, and is a nod to Jeep pickup trucks from years past.

It features custom seat covers, pedal doors, off-road rail locks, a 2-inch lift kit and much more.

The Comanche is powered by a 2.0-liter diesel I-4 engine and a 9-speed automatic transmission with Jeep Active Drive Lock.

Jeep Renegade Commander Concept

Also based off of the Jeep Renegade, the Renegade Commander Concept includes "an assortment of Mopar and Jeep Performance parts of the ultimate off-road adventure."

It includes an open-air roof with removable panels, and a 2.4-liter Tigershark engine with a 9-speed automatic transmission.

Inside the Renegade Commander, you'll find Katzkin seat covers, a pedal kit, a Mopar off-road kit and more.

Jeep Shortcut Concept

Jeep says the Shortcut Concept is a take on the beloved Jeep CJ-5 and invokes the "spirit of 1950s America with a shortened body and function simplicity."

Powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine, the Shortcut's overall body length was reduced by 26 inches including bumper and spare tire.

For more information on all of the concept vehicles, click here.