Being a concept vehicle, we're not sure if the Jeep Mighty FC will ever get to production. But it really should -- this is the truck I want to be driving when Armageddon drops and the world returns to its barbaric roots.
Billed as a tribute to the 60s-era Willy's Forward Control vehicles, the pickup features design cues that liberally borrow from Soviet missile haulers of yore. Sporting a cab forward layout, the vehicle puts the driver right above the monstrous front tires, giving those inside a cockpit-style view. The result is as much an awesome heavy-duty off-roader as it is a post-apocalyptic monster befitting a superhero of the future.
Under the hood, the Jeep Mighty FC Concept hides a powerful 300hp dual-overhead cam Pentastar V6, which complements the huge and intimidating profile that makes it a looker even when just standing still. It uses a 2012 Wrangler Rubicon frame, inheriting its automatic transmission and dual range transfer case. To build the vehicle, Jeep's engineers took a factory Wrangler cab and combined it with a Mopar JK8 truck conversion kit. They also stretched the wheel base and attached a custom cargo box with a bed that measures over 8 feet long.
Chances are, the Jeep Mighty FC Concept won't ever come to production -- Jeep has a long track record of amazing concept vehicles that never quite came around to seeing showrooms. If there ever was a truck deserving of being produced for either supervillains or a post-apocalypse future, though, this looks to be it.
[via PickupTrucks News]