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News A Chrysler Pacifica Hellcat will be Built but Not by Stellantis

A Chrysler Pacifica Hellcat will be Built but Not by Stellantis

It looks as though the NYIAS will host the reveal of a Hellcat-powered Chrysler Pacifica

  • Famous YouTuber Tavarish will take on the challenge.

  • Despite a few concepts over the last few decades, a high-powered Grand Caravan/Pacifica has never materialized.

  • Next year is the Chrysler Magic Wagon’s 40th anniversary.

A sillier yet cooler vehicle is difficult to imagine. Shoehorning a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 engine into a Chrysler Pacifica minivan is something that’s been discussed on the internet for a while, but it’s never been done. That may change in a few weeks.

Chrysler Pacifica SRT Hellcat Rendering | Photo: abimelecdesign via Instagram

Renderings of such a minivan go back a few years, including the one you see just above. Chrysler/FCA/Stellantis have never committed to building one and it’s understandable. It’s difficult to imagine that thousands of families would drop $80,000 ($100,000 CDN) on a supercharged V8-powered minivan. Also, minivans are all but dead and there’s too much money to be made selling big SUVs.

YouTube personality Tavarish has decided to do something about this and recently announced on Facebook that he was going to undertake the task of building a Pacifica Hellcat. Beyond the boosted V8, no details exist. Decisions on the project will include going RWD or AWD which will be based on the doner vehicle, and how crazy the van’s body kit will have to be to fit the oversized wheels, tires, brakes, exhaust, and so on.

Chrysler Pacifica SRT Hellcat Rendering | Photo: abimelecdesign via Instagram

The Tavarish-built Pacifica Hellcat will be revealed at next month’s New York Auto Show held between April 15th and 24th. Perhaps this will be enough for Stellantis to finally make and sell this van. And why not make it a special anniversary edition? 2023 is the Chrysler Magic Wagon’s 40th birthday.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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