JEEP 4SPEED CONCEPT UNVEILED

Light, quick and nimble, the Jeep 4SPEED concept is the latest in a line of lightweight Easter Jeep Safari concepts. Built “4SPEED,” this latest lightweight concept, following on from the popular Pork Chop concept in 2011 and Stitch concept in 2013, bolsters Wrangler’s off-road capability and performance through extensive weight savings, and showcases the all-new 2.0-litre turbocharged I-4 engine.

 

On the exterior, the Jeep 4SPEED concept features custom weight saving measures including a carbon fibre bonnet, high-clearance carbon fibre fender flares and a carbon fibre load area with perforated aluminium panels. The 4SPEED concept boasts a sleek side profile courtesy of a raked windshield, elongated door openings and an aggressively swept back custom cage. The rear of the concept utilizes custom, lightweight bodywork, and because of the combined weight savings, 4SPEED’s ride height is two inches higher than that of a standard Wrangler.

 

In addition to being lightweight, the overall length has been shortened by 22 inches (56 cms) while leaving the wheelbase at its standard length, resulting in increased approach and departure angles. For even more capability, Jeep 4SPEED features Dana 44 front and rear axles with a 4.10 gear ratio and 18 inches (46 cm) lightweight monoblock rims fitted with 35 inch (89 cm) BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tyres.

 

The interior features a customized instrument panel and re-trimmed front seats. The rear seats have been removed and replaced with a “welding curtain” that has been re-purposed as a bikini top. The floor has been lined and the foot wells have been replaced with perforated aluminium panels.

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