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Jeep Jeepster concept was a V8-powered, off-road hot rod

Codenamed "Project Grizzly," the Jeepster concept asked what a V8-powered sports car might look like if it could conquer the Rubicon Trail.

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Chris Paukert

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The Jeepster was Jeep's idea of a crossover that combined the attributes of a sports car with an off-roader.

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That was a fairly radical idea back in the 1990s, but a wholly normal one now.

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Compared to the Wrangler of the time, the Jeepster looked like it was from two decades in the future.

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And sure enough, it still looks pretty modern now.

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The Jeepster was dominated by short overhangs, a long hood, flared fenders and a coupe-like roofline with a soft top that rolls all the way back.

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It even had an electronically adjustable suspension to maximize capability both on and off the road.

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The Jeepster used the same 4.7-liter V8 from the not-quite-released Grand Cherokee of the era, mated to a four-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.

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