The “Hellcat Everything” movement would like to see the most powerful V8 engine by the FCA in every model. Well, until a year ago, only muscle cars and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV were offering a high-performance version of the powerplant. Now, Durango and Ram TRX truck joined the lineup. Surprisingly, the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Hellcat might be the next vehicle to be boosted with a legendary engine.
It might sound silly to those who are not following news and rumors from the minivan class. More than 5 years ago, the first idea was out. It wouldn’t catch too much attention if one of the bosses didn’t share the post on Twitter. Then, more rumors started swirling around the Pacifica. At one point, the company announced that the Hellcat engine is not happening on the MPV, since it is impossible to match such a combination.
But, a couple of months ago, the new concept became viral. A youtuber called “Tavarish” showed the teaser of something “the most insane build ever done”. It didn’t take too long for fans to recognize Pacifica and Hellcat details. Hashtag #SEMA2022 is hinting at when the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Hellcat could be presented. Still, this is not the official build, but it can be used to show the FCA that the vehicle is possible.
2023 Chrysler Pacifica Hellcat Specs
A hybrid configuration was the most important member of the lineup, and one of the key players in the entire minivan market. Now, the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Hellcat is taking the flagship status. The Hellcat badge stands for the supercharged V8 petrol engine with incredible outputs. This 6.2-liter displacement delivers more than 700 horsepower. It makes Durango the most powerful SUV in the market with 710 hp, and Jeep Grand Cherokee gets 707 horsepower. In the truck segment, Ram TRX can do 702 hp, which is, again, the class-topping output. FCA caused Ford’s reaction and the Blue Oval company wants to beat this score with the Raptor R package.
Two types of transmission are possible for the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Hellcat. An eight-speed Torqueflite is already available for the abovementioned vehicles. It delivers a smooth transition of the power to wheels and comes with paddle shifters. Another option per experts is a six-speed manual. Sounds strange, as the entire concept, but we are not writing it off yet.
2023 Chrysler Pacifica Hellcat Release Date and Price
So, for now, the 2023 Pacifica Hellcat is just a concept that the company wrote off some while ago. New moves by fans could persuade the FCA to re-evaluate its decisions. If “Tavarish” really drops “the most insane build” to the SEMA 2022 show, everything is possible. It can be a jump start for the company. Nevertheless, it is hard to believe that the vehicle can enter production so fast. The Pacifica Hellcat could be a concept for 2023, while the first models might hit dealerships in 2024. The price is not going to make the minivan a family, budget-friendly vehicle anymore.
Styling and Other Upgrades
The engine is definitely the biggest upgrade for the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Hellcat. However, the body needs to follow the aggressive nature of high outputs. Spoilers, special suspensions, brakes, transmission, and other stuff are following the Hellcat badge. The body will also suffer to make an eye-catching effect. The interior must be sportier, with the latest features installed in the cabin. The Uconnect 5 is the only choice we accept. The engine will make the Pacifica Hellcat the top of the range trim, but other options will have to do the same. Well, it won’t be new for the FCA, since there are other vehicles available with this engine. Also, fans could look at Durango and Grand Cherokee to see what kind of equipment might happen on the Pacifica.
Sources: CarBuzz, San Antonio Dodge