The ‘Magneto’ and 3 other concepts have been designed for this year’s Easter 4×4 Safari
How times have got changed. It wasn’t so very long ago we were reporting for the mad Trailcat , an Avoid Hellcat-engined Wrangler with no doorways that had been built for the Easter 4×4 Safari in Moab . In stark contrast, the particular headliner for this year’s number of Moab concepts is completely electric.
This is the Wrangler-based Jeep Magneto, which utilizes a “custom-built axial flux motor” to power the tires via, wait for it, the six-speed manual gearbox. It is operated just like any other stay shift, clutch pedal and everything.
Four battery pack packs providing a combined 70kWh are dotted about the Magneto for optimum weight submission. One is where the Wrangler’s mid-mounted fuel tank used to be, one more in a space opposite, the 3rd above the electric engine where the engine normally rests, and the fourth and last pack lives in a space generally reserved for the rear end from the exhaust system.
Power and torque statistics are similar to that of the several. 6-litre Pentastar V6 obtainable in the production Wrangler, giving a good 0-60mph time of 6. 6 seconds. So it’s looking forward to Moab-spec terrain, the Magneto has been upgraded with a two-inch lift kit, 35-inch mud-terrain tyres and Mopar Stone Rails.
The particular Magneto is, we believe, a very early preview of the production all-electric Wrangler. This wouldn’t be a surprise whatsoever to see the incoming hybrid Kmart joined by a derivative completely powered by electricity, although without the weird gearbox.
Revealed together with this Jeep which wants the future is one with its places set firmly in the past. The particular Jeepster Beach (above) is really a restomod which is a 1968 Jeepster Commando “seamlessly blended” having a modern Wrangler Rubicon. Therefore , while it’s thoroughly old-school on the outside, it’s properly contemporary under the skin, with a 267bhp, 295lb ft engine beneath the bonnet. The 2. 0-litre inline-four drives a 4: one transfer case via a good eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The Crimson Bare (above) is a Superdry Gladiator Rubicon that’s been provided an especially hardcore makeover. This features Dana 44 heavy duty axles front and back, an additional two inches associated with ground clearance, rock rails plus 37-inch BF Goodrich mud-terrain tyres.
It’s finished in ‘Firecracker Red’ with matte dark and gold accents, during the inside, black leather chairs are contrasted with red-colored flannel trim. Lovely.
Finally, there is the ‘Orange Peelz’ (above), a two-door Wrangler using a few nods to the vehicle’s “open-air heritage” courtesy of an absence of side and rear home windows. It also gets prototype JPP half doors, and a detachable one-piece sunroof which is called the ‘Freedom Top’. Because of training course it is.
The Orange Peelz gets a similar complement associated with off-road goodies to the Red-colored Bare, with a two-inch raise kit and 37-inch mud-terrain boots on beadlock able wheels. There’s also a group of hardy Fox dampers plus a 3600kg-capable winch.