Jeep CJ66 Concept — One of the concept vehicles that have emerged from the creative minds at Jeep and Mopar is the Jeep CJ66 Concept. It melds three generations of Jeep to give you a wonderfully rugged vehicle. It is scheduled for unveiling today at the Las Vegas 2016 SEMA show to stroke the embers of love from the Jeep fans covering decades from the 1960s to 2017 all in one vehicle.
Jeep CJ66 Specifications
The starting point is a TJ frame of the Jeep Wrangler, and going further back, they used the body of a 1966 Jeep CJ Tuxedo Park that gave the owners options to customize their vehicle back in the 60s hence its name Universal Tuxedo Park. On the outside, this vehicle is fitted with the latest generation JK Wrangler headlights on the classic grille, giving a perfect meld.
The body has bright orange hue known as Copper Canyon not forgetting the custom CJ66 graphics on its hood. Fitted on the 17-inch Jeep performance parts wheels are 35-inch BFG all-terrain tires giving the vehicle a serious masculine appeal.
The Jeep CJ66 Features
The Jeep CJ66 Concept is equipped with specially trimmed JPP rock rails, JK front and rear bumpers and JPP skidplates. Highlights of mate black can be seen on the headlight bezels, seven-slot grille, hood, and latches.
Mopar warns winch and LED fog lights are also included in this machine as well as a fuel filler cap inspired by a race car. To make the exterior complete, this car has a custom roll cage around the seats, front, and rear differential locks, a two-way on-board tire inflation system for inflating and deflating the tires based on terrain requirements. To make it even easier to fit the large wheels, this vehicle features a two-inch suspension lift.
Inside this marvelous creation is a modern generation JK center consol and shift gear right between custom Viper seats that feature a concept seat riser. And on the custom steering wheel is the new 50th anniversary Easter Jeep Logo that was unveiled this year.
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The roll cage has been matched to the windshield by cropping both by 2 inches. Jeep CJ66 Concept has a Mopar instrument panel gauge and Mopar all-weather floor mats designed to keep the tub clean and dry.
Engine specs of the Mopar Jeep CJ66
The engine is more of a mystery. However, some information has been given o what is hidden under that orange hood; it is packed with V-8 mates Mopar crate sending torque to the two Mopar Dana 44 axles. It is however paired with a manual transmission of 6-speed and has a cold air intake to provide the needed air for the engine.
Its cat-black exhaust system just closes the deal on this concept vehicle. And from the V-8 badge, this wonder has eight pistons to give power in any terrain you may end up in. Its 5.7 liter Hemi engine provides an output of 383 hp.
The new Jeep CJ66 Concept is poised to make the 2016 SEMA show full of life and excitement. Merging three generations of Jeep designs is no easy feat, but Mopar has done it seamlessly to create this lovely, gentle giant. They have made dreams and imaginations come to life in this vehicle.
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