It’s hard to deny that the extremely powerful Hellcat Hemi V8 has excited enthusiasts around the world – and, inevitably, has been the subject of a number of engine swaps and a few “what if” scenarios.
A left choice would have been a Hellcat-powered Chrysler Pacifica. This has already been imagined by Abimelec Design, which comes back with more.
The original render only showed a three-quarter front view of the van, which had received a large hood scoop and aggressive new grille elements to feed this hungry kitten. With wide fender flares and wide wheels, we wondered if more could be included in the imaginary upgrade and now we have the answers.
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“This has been one of the most popular renders I’ve done, so I thought it was just appropriate to give it a follow-up,” the designer wrote on Facebook. “This time in 3D, to show what was not possible in the first 2D image produced by Photoshop.”
The major addition made by these new renderings is a rear view, which sports Jeep WK1 STR8-inspired tailpipes that certainly contribute to this Pacifica’s aggressive handling. In addition to the new angles, the renderings also come with fun colors in the classic Mopar style.
Unlike the Hellcat-powered Pacifica design sketched by Ralph Gilles, who was FCA’s design head and now has a senior design role at Stellantis, this pickup only retains a small spoiler, not a massive wing. It’s a bit of restraint that I actually like, because it makes it all a bit more believable.
Abimelec Design also created another render, this time confining the MPV to a plastic container as a Hot Wheels model. I’m not sure if Stellantis could move a lot of Hellcat Pacificas, but I bet this toy would fly off the shelves, both literally and metaphorically.
Note: This is a render by Abimelec Design and is not related to or endorsed by Chrysler, Stellantis or Hot Wheels