2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hellcat Specs – You may remember Gilles’ January Instagram post of a hand-drawn sketch showing a low-slung Pacifica-looking automobile with low-profile tires on large wheels and pronounced aerodynamic features. The post, which has actually gotten more than 700 likes and 60 remarks, started the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hellcat rumors. SRT’s engineering group is handling the task. The Pacifica’s chassis is being completely revamped in order to fit the Hellcat V-8, eight-speed automatic transmission, and AWD setup. Gilles says the powertrain is borrowed from the upcoming Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk– itself a Hellcat-powered SUV with AWD. The last design hasn’t been set in stone, Gilles did provide us a couple of concepts how the high-powered minivan will look. We then had our internal designer construct what the Chrysler Pacifica Hellcat may look like.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hellcat Exterior
Up front, the lower grille is enlarged to help cool the supercharged V-8. The hood further foreshadows the Hellcat V-8’s presence with its big center scoop. The 14-spoke, 20-inch wheels found on both the Charger and Opposition Hellcat are adjusted for the Chrysler Pacifica. They will come wrapped in the same 275/40-series Pirelli P-Zero rubber. Peeking through the wheels are similar slotted rotors with six-piston calipers painted in red. Subtle Hellcat badges will live on the front fenders for the last result.
Beyond that, the Pacifica Hellcat will look nearly identical to the Pentastar-powered variation– speaking straight to the “sleeper” mindset pointed out by Gilles.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hellcat Interior
Gilles says states interior will receive get of updates. The very first and 2nd row seats will include greatly bolstered leather-trimmed seats with Alcantara inserts. The Hellcat logo design will be embroidered onto the headrests. Unfortunately, the Pacifica’s Stow ‘n Go seating and lower center stack had actually to be dropped and customized to accommodate the transmission tunnel and rear drive shaft. Third-row seating is still in location, though the three-person bench no longer folds flat. That is because of the raised rear flooring developed to accommodate the bespoke independent rear suspension.
Behind the wheel, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hellcat control panel is primarily a carryover piece. The gauge cluster will be updated with red-faced assesses and white numbering, much like the Charger and Challenger Hellcats. The trim piece around the gauge cluster and center stack will be carbon fiber, as will the trim around the rotary gearshift knob and HEATING AND COOLING controls. The steering wheel will include leather covering accentuated with an Alcantara strip along the border. In spite of the lack of Stow ‘n Go seating and a folding rear bench, the Pacifica Hellcat will still haul seven individuals with space in the rear for freight. That’s great news for those desiring the efficiency of the Charger Hellcat however need the additional space for people.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hellcat Engine
Now to the meat and potatoes. Gilles says the SRT group is working overtime to shoehorn the 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V-8 into the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hellcat. The placement of pieces likes the radiator and drive-belt accessories have yet to be settled, however the general layout has already been agreed upon. The longitudinally installed V-8 will take in some interior space, however thanks to the forward placement of the front axle, the Pacifica Hellcat will basically have a front mid-ship design. Just the front 2 cylinders will lie ahead of the axle’s center line. The eight-speed automated and full-time transfer case live between the front seats and into the 2nd row. Like the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, the second driveshaft sends power to the front wheels though a limited-slip differential.
The rear axle will also include a limited-slip differential. High-strength half-shafts will send out power to the rear wheels, which are kept in place through a double A-arm, independent suspension. MacPherson struts work with thick anti-roll bars both front and rear to ward off any undesirable body language. Just like the Battery charger, Opposition, and Grand Cherokee, the Chrysler Pacifica’s Hellcat V-8 will produce 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. Thanks to the AWD system, the Pacifica Hellcat is anticipated to hit 60 miles per hour in a blistering 3.6 seconds– or at least that’s the objective of the SRT team. Gilles states the Pacifica Hellcat will weight roughly the exact same as the Charger Hellcat. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hellcat will feature the exact same Drive Modes as the Charger and Opposition, allowing the motorist to call in the performance criteria he desires. The minivan will also come equipped with both the red and black essential fobs.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hellcat Price
Gilles says FCA is still working out the details about prices, but we totally expect the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hellcat to start in the $70,000 range. That’s entirely understandable considering the engineering involved, the AWD system, and the large cost of the Hellcat engine. More in-depth details needs to become available closer to its on-sale date.