It's the missing piece of the Hellcat puzzle.
When Jeep first stuffed the Hellcat engine into a Grand Cherokee, the automotive community realized that FCA was willing to build a 700-horsepower version of almost anything. The introduction of the 2021 Durango Hellcat completes the Hellcat expansion across the Dodge portfolio. With the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX also getting the 6.2-liter supercharged V8, there is only one American FCA brand left without a Hellcat-powered model, Chrysler.
It would make the most sense to built a Chrysler 300 Hellcat since it is assembled alongside the Dodge Charger Hellcat. But what makes sense is rarely the FCA path. Instead, what if the company built a 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hellcat minivan?
Though it seems unlikely that the 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 would fit in the Pacifica, it doesn't hurt to dream. Rendering artist Abimelec Design even imagined what the Pacifica Hellcat might look like if Chrysler decided to build one. Abimelec took the Pacifica and added a widebody kit, Hellcat wheels, badging, and a power hood scoop to cool the supercharger. B5 Blue, an awesome color offered on the Charger and Challenger, was used to tie everything together.
Along with the rendering, Abimelec posted a caption on social media: "When soccer practice starts at 8:00, ballet class at 8:10, the grocery store big sale is over at 8:20, and drag strip opens at 8:30. We all know we wanted this. Come on Chrysler you know you want to."
Chrysler will almost certainly never put this into production, but with the company's history, we wouldn't rule it out completely.
For ambitious builders out there, FCA does offer the Hellcrate motor for $20,000, so someone could build their own home-brew Pacifica Hellcat. If not, the Pacifica includes a potent 3.6-liter V6 engine delivering 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque going out to front-wheel-drive or optional all-wheel-drive. A plug-in hybrid model is also available, producing 260 hp and a 30-mile electric-only range.