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Holy turning radius! This is the Jeep Hurricane. It has a special 4-wheel steering system that allows the vehicle to move sideways and in a circle.

Stuart Hamm

Mon Jul 15 2013 18:11:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Is that thing street legal, or just made to be a turn-key rock crawler?

Mon Jul 15 2013 20:51:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Mick Hannick

Not sure about street legality, but here's some info from Jeep's site:

Hurricane represents the continued success of bold concept vehicles for the brands as a means of demonstrating Chrysler Group LLC's creative and mechanical expertise. For example, powerful powertrain performance is an understatement considering the Hurricane is not just HEMI®-equipped, but HEMI squared. There are two 5.7-liter HEMI engines in the vehicle: one in the front and one in the back. Both engines deliver 335 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque—a total of 670 hp and 740 lb-ft of torque.

Can you have responsible excess? To test the theory, we equipped both HEMI engines in the Jeep Hurricane with the Chrysler Group LLC Multi-Displacement System (MDS). Depending on the driver's needs, the Hurricane can be powered by 4-, 8-, 12- or 16-cylinders. All of that translates into buckets of torque for climbing 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.

The power is delivered through a central transfer case and split axles with a mechanically controlled four-wheel torque distribution system. The front and rear suspension is short/long arm independent with 20 inches of suspension travel, controlled by coilover shocks with remote reservoirs.

The design is lightweight with high strength, and it boasts a functional appearance. Jeep Hurricane is an honest, minimalist approach to its design augmented with the Jeep signature seven-slot grille, two seats and no doors. On the inside, occupants will be surrounded by exposed carbon fiber and polished aluminum with Black Thunder and Tiluminum accents.

Thu Jul 18 2013 14:31:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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