Most likely, you have read our preview on Mopar’s SEMA-bound tuned vehicles. If that’s the case, then you may also be interested in the video after the break, as Jeep’s Chief Designer, Mark Allen, does a show and tell on three Jeep and Ram concept vehicles.
First up is the Jeep Wrangler J7 Stripper that was enhanced by removing several parts, as Mark Allen’s team decided to follow the “less is more approach”. Amenities like carpets and fog lights are gone, in come 35-inch Mickey Thompson tires and a two-inch lift, which promise to make this Wrangler even more capable off-road.
Next up is the Jeep NuKaiser 715, which borrows most of its components from the J8 military truck. It relies on a 2.8-liter diesel engine to get it through rough terrain, as well as Dynatrac heavy-duty axles with air-lockers and 38-inch BF Goodrich tires. Also, to further resemble the original Kaiser truck, Jeep’s designers chopped the top and added the bed of an AEV (American Expedition Vehicle).
For the grand finale we have the Ram Power Wagon, based on the most capable off-road truck that the Chrysler Groups sells today. The SEMA version has a 120 inch (3,05 meters) wheelbase, monstrous 40-inch tires and a 5.7-liter HEMI V8. It has “sort of a desert off-road flavor”, as Mr. Allen puts it. Scroll down to watch the video.By Csaba Daradics