Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by TripleT, Jul 19, 2019.
Maybe folks have better things to do??
I'm betting it's just an engineering exercise, maybe a concept vehicle. There's no windshield so I don't know that it could be road legal. Highly doubt it's for production.
I've been waiting to see the first (real) Deserthawk vehicles since the announcement was made. Where better to introduce a high-speed desert vehicle than on the Wrangler and Gladiator?
I guess I must of missed it. Link?
hardtop prototype?? Just throwing it out there
Extreme Jeep Wrangler Prototype Caught Testing (at https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a28435164/extreme-jeep-wrangler-prototype-spied/ )
Hmm.. as I see it, it could be just about anything!
It could be a mule for the future RWD, BOF Cherokee that rivals Wrangler in off-road capability, yet is as smooth and cushy on-road as an old Buick. I don’t know how that would be remotely possible...but hey, it’s my dream, so back up off me.
Doesn't seem like a Easter concept.
Do you think it could be a desert-oriented special edition like the Deserthawk? A Gladiator Deserthawk to compete with the Raptor would be great.
If I am not wrong it looks like rear suspension is a little bit different from JL.
Maybe I don't see it, but where is attached the lower control arm of rear suspension in the prototype? In the JL goes from lower part where is attached the shock aborser and cross under axle tube forward to be attached to the frame. Or maybe is just the photo angle
There are no separated springs, they are coaxial with shock absorber..
my speculation is a hardtop Halo model with resin panels, and some Alfa materials. Or just Jeep guys having fun.
Something like this one.
Spec race model? is there a new series in the works? or as others have said some engineers having fun. Little things like the vents closed off with brushed plates is of interest. Its stripped of everything less what is only needed.
Most likely it is testing a bunch of Jeep accessories that the dealer will be happy to sell you, and after you install them it will tell you if you take your Jeep off-road it will void your warranty.
I read the article yesterday. It didn't seem newsworthy to me because even the article didn't know what it was. I've learned not to get to excited about anything until it's running down the assembly line.
Could also be an actual racing version for one series or another.
In some ways it would be insane for them _not_ to develop an IRS/IFS Wrangler based on L'il Blue. What can be engineered, can be reverse engineered. Ford is coming after Jeep hard, and TRD is already there. Jeep needs to step up to the plate just as Dodge did with the Hellcat and then the Redeye.
They better change the location of those rear shock mounts as that doesn't have any good things to say about that...
What if Jeep started selling these like Honda Sells ATV’s as recreational vehicles only....?
There are talk of a Raptor Bronco, so maybe a preemptive strike.