Rendering: Dodge Grand Caravan SRT Hellcat Is a Family-Friendly Ode to the Fabulous V8

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Photo: Instagram | Jlord8
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There have been several attempts over the years to come up with a hot minivan. However, since this segment is dying, with crossovers and SUVs throwing a shovel of dirt on it with every chance they get, we wouldn't hold our breath for a really powerful one.
Several car companies remain committed to this class, and besides the Lexus LM, which is a true luxury proposal, no other model is worth mentioning. Not when considering that you can buy a nice crossover for a similar price to something like the Chrysler Pacifica.

As you may remember, one particular copy of this vehicle embraced its super side by getting a very hot engine swap. The mill of choice was the famous supercharged 6.2-liter V8, sending Redeye vibes with nearly 800 horsepower deployed to the wheels with every hard push of the loud pedal.

Throwing in this engine in various other models, and now it is the time for the Dodge Grand Caravan to receive it – well, sort of. The defunct minivan was sketched out by jlord8, who reimagined some of its pixels and added the whining V8 under the hood. Thus, this is a mere rendering, albeit one that might inspire some owners to turn theirs into supercar hunters.

Compared to the real thing, this reimagined Dodge Grand Caravan SRT Hellcat sits a bit closer to the asphalt and rides on new wheels with a Y-spoke pattern. We can see the beefier brakes with red calipers behind them. The Hellcat logo now decorates the front fenders, and the whole car has a darker shade of red and not much else. Thus, you can call it a family-friendly sleeper.

Now, some may argue that it would need additional modifications in order to become a true Hellcat. A new hood with double nostrils would need to be included, as well as a sportier front bumper and a redesigned grille. Out back, it would need a different bumper with a more aggressive diffuser attached to it, and it would also have a few tweaks on the inside.

But this is where the rendering artist chose to draw the line, and we wouldn't be mad if it were real. After all, it will be capable of taking a swing at the exotic establishment in a straight-line battle with real supercars, and it would do that without standing out. In fact, you may hear some laughs coming from the unsuspecting crowd whenever it lines up at the start line next to something equally punchy yet sportier looking.

But that's all right because this is a wolf in sheep's clothing, and we absolutely love it. We bet you're also into such rides. Otherwise, you wouldn't be reading these lines, would you? Now, drop a comment below and tell us what you think of it.

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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