Since the chief executive officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Sergio Marchionne, is busy killing off products across the company’s roster, somebody has to come up with new ones, right?
Which is why one of the coolest guys out there working in the automotive industry – Ralph Gilles – which coincidentally or not is also the design boss of said company, has been coping with the write offs by birthing into the world a drawing depicting his idea of a Pacifica Hellcat. It just might be product placement for the Crayola lines of crayons – and if it’s indeed the case it’s a clever one – the picture we’re sharing with you fellow gear heads depicts the minivan… transformed into a high-performance vehicle. The setup gets the complete treatment – aggressive front end, bulging fender flares, larger than life wheels and a massive rear wing for downforce while drifting to pick up the kids from school.
Since Marchionne has quenched all ideas of a Dodge Dart SRT, at least we get to wonder what the kids might think when the dad’s idea of minivan ride implies using helmets and screaming on the racetrack – from inside the car, not the stands. As such, the hypothetical Pacifica Hellcat would borrow the Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat’s motivation in the form of the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine churning out 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. We’re pretty sure Gilels is here just reminiscing the days he was President and CEO of SRT, because seeing a Pacifica Hellcat is just as possible as seeing a Viper with a three-cylinder turbo engine under the long hood.