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HELLCAT The World: What About A Pacifica SRT HELLCAT Widebody?

Digital Design, Makes Us Crave A Performance Minivan...

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is about to hit dealer showrooms and the revised minivan has a lot of people excited about the new model year. While the revised 2021 Chrysler Pacifica features sporty new front and rear styling, available all-wheel-drive (AWD) across the lineup, as well as new technology like the all-new Uconnect 5 infotainment software, a lot of people still struggle to get past the minivan aspect of the vehicle. 

So how do you fix that? One sketch by Head of Design for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Ralph Gilles did back in 2016, inspired one popular digital artist on Instagram. Abimelec Arellano has designed a widebody-variant of the new 2021 Chrysler Pacifica which he says should be powered by the awesome supercharged 6.2-liter HELLCAT HEMI V8. 

Adding the widebody flares from the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, the widebody look blends seamlessly into the side styling of the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica. It makes wonder why we haven’t seen such a styling concept from the FCA Product Design Studio for an event like the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), where the automaker loves to showcase crazy concept vehicles to help promote new design ideas and showcase its latest aftermarket products.

2021 Chrysler Pacifica SRT Hellcat Widebody Design. (Abimelec Design).
2021 Chrysler Pacifica SRT Hellcat Widebody Design. (Abimelec Design).

While FCA continues to throw its supercharged 6.2-liter HELLCAT HEMI V8 into pretty much anything it can, it would prove to more challenging into the front-wheel-drive (FWD) based architecture of the Pacifica due to its compact engine compartment. With the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle AWD weighing in around 4,883 pounds, the HELLCAT engine would have no problem pushing the large minivan shell down the quarter-mile. 

While a Chrysler Pacifica SRT Hellcat Widebody seems to be an out-there idea, it still is fun to think about. The MoparInsiders.com staff would like to see the SRT engineering get their hands on the Pacifica and retune its suspension and reintroduce the “Man Van” concept, which launched with the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T. The Grand Caravan R/T might have been the top-tier minivan back then, however, it proved to be impressive on the track for being a minivan (as seen above).

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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I don't think these are linking properly?

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The one side effect of this integration is that if we connect the article right away it creates a forum thread right away even if the article isn't scheduled to go live until later. This article doesn't actually go live for another 15 minutes.

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The one side effect of this integration is that if we connect the article right away it creates a forum thread right away even if the article isn't scheduled to go live until later. This article doesn't actually go live for another 15 minutes.

Ah, so we get a sneak peak here first

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If the dog eaters can call them junk palisades and turderides SUVS then Chrysler should be able to lift the Pacifica an inch and also call it an SUV. Speaking of the Koreans junk, it wasn't long ago people on this very site and Allpar were talking about how great they were. A couple million recalls and thousands of car fires later I'm not hearing that so much anymore.

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It’s an easy build use ram 1500 2 or 4 wheel drive hellcat option with 22 x 14 wheels. Now you got minivan hp and road hookup. Place my order now.

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