Abimelec Arellano, the virtual artist known as @abimelecdesign, has teamed up with SpeedKore to create an imaginative and eye-catching project for car enthusiasts. Their latest collaboration involves taking one of Arellano’s most stunning designs, a HELLCAT-powered Pacifica, to the next level.
As Chrysler continues to navigate through its transitional phase, eagerly awaiting the move to electrification, the brand has witnessed a decline from its former glory. With the current Chrysler 300 reaching the end of its internal combustion engine (ICE) era, the focus now shifts to the Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid plug-in hybrid (PHEV) minivans. However, an electric 300 sedan and a new crossover could be on the horizon.
While the future of the Chrysler brand lies in electrification, the imaginative realm of digital car content creators often reminisces about the ICE-powered past. Arellano and SpeedKore have harnessed this sentiment with their collaborative project, the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica ‘Baba Yaga.’ This creation pays homage to the heritage of Chrysler and offers an ultimate conceptual vision of the minivan.
The philosophy behind the ‘Baba Yaga’ concept is simple: reduce weight and add power. The concept vehicle would use an aerospace-grade carbon fiber body expertly crafted by SpeedKore, which is known for its mastery in carbon fiber construction. Underneath, the van would ditch its front-wheel drive layout in favor of a rear-wheel drive configuration with a fearsome supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Demon V8, enhanced with the ‘Lilith’ package, boosting the HEMI’s power output to a hypothetical 1,514 horsepower. Transmitting this immense power is an 8-speed ZF transmission, delivering exhilarating performance to the Michelin-wrapped SRT wheels.
With a strong focus on lightweight construction, the ‘Baba Yaga’ concept sheds an impressive 1,000 lbs (454 kg) compared to its standard counterpart. This weight reduction ensures that the Pacifica ‘Baba Yaga’ can tackle any challenge, whether setting lap records, smoking the tires, or delivering a muscle car driving experience for both soccer moms and hockey dads.
Although the ‘Baba Yaga’ remains a fantasy, Chrysler offers two compelling options in the real world—the standard Pacifica and the Pacifica Hybrid. The standard Pacifica, priced at $30,270, provides a comfortable and versatile minivan experience. On the other hand, the Pacifica Hybrid, priced at $50,795, offers the added benefit of eco-friendly driving with its 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, two electric motors, and a 16-kWh battery pack. The PHEV variant achieves up to 82 MPGe and provides an EPA-estimated 33 miles (53 km) of all-electric range.
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