JEEP MIGHTY FC CON­CEPT

Leisure Wheels (South Africa) - - GEAR -

Yep, it’s an­other Jeep con­cept. This is the Mighty FC Con­cept, which Jeep un­veiled at its an­nual Moab Easter Sa­fari in 2012. The re­cep­tion that the Mighty FC re­ceived was un­ex­pected. “As soon as we un­veiled it in Moab, ev­ery­one recog­nised it, which amazed us. We thought it would have a fan base of about five peo­ple,” said Mark Allen, Jeep’s head of de­sign at the time. The cabin was cre­ated by chop­ping up an SWB Wran­gler, while the roof was nicked from a Mopar JK-8 bakkie. Pro­vid­ing power was a 3.6-litre Pen­tas­tar V6. How­ever, lest you think this FC Jeep was cre­ated purely as some sort of static con­cept ve­hi­cle, it also re­ceived por­tal axles, 39.5-inch Krawler tyres and 17-inch Hutchin­son bead-lock wheels. The Mighty FC might not have been a pro­duc­tion ve­hi­cle, but it was a proper 4×4. You can find plenty of videos show­cas­ing the ve­hi­cle on YouTube.

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