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.
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).