Chrysler flexes its Mopar muscle at SEMA 2013 (pictures)
Chrysler's Mopar performance group shows that it can be a jack-of-all-trades at SEMA, showcasing a varitety of custom vehicles for road, dirt, and track.
Jeep Cherokee Trail Carver
LAS VEGAS -- The Trail Carver starts with the V-6 powered Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk and upgrades it to better handle off-road conditions. The underbody, fuel tank, oil pan, suspension and more are protected by skid plates.
Also ready for the beach is the Ram Sun Chaser. This Ram 1500 Crew Cab is coated with vibrance orange blast paint and features a 2-inch suspension lift, custom 17-inch beadlock wheels with Mickey Thompson Baja tires, and intake and exhaust upgrades.
Let's get crazy again. The Jeep Wrangler Stitch is ridiculously lightweight for a modern Wrangler -- only 3,000 pounds -- giving it a power-to-weight ratio similar to that of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. Jeep was able to do this by replacing many of the body panels with fabric stretched over a composite frame.
The suspension has been modified with King shocks and air bumps along with a host of off-road modifications to the drivetrain and chassis. The whole thing sits atop 35-inch Mickey Thompson off-road tires, while the driver sits atop SRT Viper seats that have been lightened and retrimmed.
The Mopar Recon celebrates Jeep's long history with the United States military with 470-horsepower of firepower from its 6.4-liter Hemi crate engine. That's just the beginning of a laundry list of upgrades that ends with battleship gray exterior paint.