Jeep Hurricane Concept Vehicle
A turn radius of zero? Purrr..... Another thing to add to my Wish List. from the site: Jeep pulled out all of the stops when they designed this one of a kind concept vehicle known as the Hurricane. The twin powered (that's right - 2) 5.7-liter HEMI engines deliver a combined 670 hp and 740 lb-ft of torque. One engine resides in the front, the other in the rear. Can excess be managed responsibly? To test the theory, Jeep equipped both HEMI engines with a Multi-Displacement System (MDS). Depending on the driver’s needs, the Hurricane can be powered by 4-, 8-, 12- or 16-cylinders. What does that mean? Torque on demand! This Jeep can climb obstacles other 4x4 vehicles can’t even comprehend. In addition, it has the power and traction to move from 0-60 in less than five seconds. “Jeep Hurricane is simply the most maneuverable, most capable and most powerful 4x4 ever built,” said Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President – Chrysler Group Design. “It pays homage to the extreme enthusiasts’ Jeep vehicles in form and off-road capability, but is a unique interpretation of Jeep design. Simply stated, it is the extreme example for the Jeep brand.” The Hurricane features a turn radius of absolutely zero, thanks to skid steer capability and toe steer: the ability to turn both front and rear tires inward. In addition, the vehicle features two modes of automated four-wheel steering. The first is traditional with the rear tires turning in the opposite direction of the front to reduce the turning circle. The second mode is an innovation targeted to off-road drivers: the vehicle can turn all four wheels in the same direction for nimble crab steering. This allows the vehicle to move sideways without changing the direction the vehicle is pointing.