Listen to the Hellcat Hemi-powered Jeep Five-Quarter Roar
Most radical of the Easter Jeep Safari custom trucks headed to Moab packs more than 700 horsepower.
This weekend, the 53rd annual Easter Jeep Safari kicks off in Moab, Utah, and there will be six vehicles on display which have been modified by Mopar and the Jeep Performance Parts team. All six vehicles are pickups, five are based on the new Gladiator and one is based on a 1968 Kaiser Jeep M-715 military truck. The classic truck is powered by a Hellcat Hemi and at a recent media preview, attendees got a chance to hear the Hellcat-powered 1968 Jeep idle and a rev a few times.
Today, we bring you a quick sample of the Jeep Five-Quarter with the supercharged Hemi V8 running.
Meet the Five-Quarter
This 1968 Kaiser Jeep M-715 is named Five-Quarter and while every aspect of the classic military machine has been modified, the most important upgrade is under the hood.
This antique truck is powered by a 6.2-liter Hellcat Hemi engine, sending 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels with help from a modified Chrysler 727 automatic transmission. It also has a Dynatrac Pro-rock 60 front axle and a Dynatrac Pro-rock 80 axle out back, with 20-inch beadlock wheels wrapped in 40-inch Maxxis off-road tires.
As you can see in the pictures here, the Five-Quarter also has a heavily-modified body and interior, but the big story for this video is the supercharged Hemi. After giving us a thorough walk-around, Head of Jeep Design, Mark Allen, fired up the monstrous military Jeep. This event was held in an enclosed room, so they couldn’t let the engine run for very long, but we still got a great chance to hear the blown custom truck rumble at idle and roar with a touch of throttle.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy.