The 45th Moab Easter Jeep Safari isn’t scheduled until April 16, 2011, but even this early, Jeep is already giving us a look at what to expect when the annual event commences in a little over a week’s time.

The annual tradition for Jeep and Chrysler’s aftermarket company Mopar has become a must-attend event for Jeep and Mopar fans alike. This year, the event is going to have six new concepts, including the monstrous and imposing Jeep Wrangler Blue Crush.

In what Jeep describes as an off-terrain monster that combines “high-speed off-road racing and rock-crawling capability," the Wrangler Blue Crush’s powertrain is anything but a tweeting little bird. Sitting under the utility vehicle’s hood is a Mopar 426 cubic-inch HEMI V8 engine with an output of 540 horsepower and mated to a 545RFE performance transmission and a gear-drive transfer-case.

Apart from the hulking engine and powerful performance capabilities, the Blue Crush also sports a baja-style full cage, short aluminum bumpers, a special off-road suspension system with internal bypass shocks, a front stabilizer bar, full hydro-steering, and in case you haven’t noticed yet, a set of 39” tires that are as imposing as they are useful in allowing the off-road vehicle to navigate rocky and uneven terrains.

There’s absolutely nothing cute and funky about this beastly off-roader. The Jeep Wrangler Blue Crush means serious business.

UPDATE 11/07/2011: The Jeep Wrangler Blue Crush was displayed at the current SEMA Show and we were there to take some live shots. Find them in the picture gallery and let us know what you think about this extreme Wrangler.

  • 2011 Jeep Wrangler Blue Crush
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    Mopar 426 cubic-inch HEMI V8 engine
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    545RFE performance transmission
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    540 horsepower
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  (453) posted on 02.17.2012

Its name speaks for itself. With that kind of suspensions paired with a set of monster wheels, off-road driving will be as smooth as if on a paved road.

  (776) posted on 12.22.2011

Nevertheless, I have a bad feeling about how it would actually perform. This one seems to be quite unstable, since it is a bit too long and high.

  (382) posted on 12.13.2011

Yeah! Those wheels are really cool on this! Well, it’s a good thing as well that it has a powerful and very efficient engine which is so suited for this vehicle. However, I think I need to be a long-legged person to climb inside it.

  (595) posted on 12.2.2011

Wow! This is absolutely beyond so awesome! I’m really amused with its massive wheels, and I’m glad that it also has an impressive engine output which could truly give a nice performance on it.

  (342) posted on 09.29.2011

No wonder that it had a rock-crawling capability! I’m so impressed with the figure performance of it, V8 engine with 540 horsepower can surely give a great performance on it. I did not find it a cute outdoor car but I must say that it is the most muscular and the first skeleton top that I saw today.

  (939) posted on 06.16.2011

Yeah, I think the asset of a truck is its tires! I really love those wheels! No wonder why they are the best option when it comes to off road adventure.

  (648) posted on 06.16.2011

This truck seems to be taller compared with other wrangler version. However, talking about the performance I think this one is a bang! BTW, I like its tyres seems to be reliable.

  (367) posted on 05.10.2011

Jeep Wrangler Blue Crush is definitely take you off in the road, It shows that this must be a big enemy for the competitors.

  (599) posted on 04.15.2011

Definitely a great looking ride, but this one would be useless for us city dwellers. Just imagine the amount of gas this thing would consume everyday.

  (858) posted on 04.13.2011

Indeed, those wheels will surely roll quite easily over any rock. And I think that they already have the stability issues covered with the suspensions.

  (504) posted on 04.12.2011

Just one word, “ferocious”. It won’t have any problem climbing a mountain at all, just look at those suspensions and shocks! It’s built to dominate the off-road.

  (210) posted on 04.12.2011

Well, it being tall is not really all that surprising. Considering that this one is intended to be a rock crawler, the additional ride height would be quite useful in going through rough terrain.

  (466) posted on 04.11.2011

Its kind of tall. I think i been needing a ladder before I could actually get into it. However. I think the speed of the this vehicle would be affected with those heavy tires!

  (683) posted on 04.11.2011

Yeah, you’re right. It might have some problems climbing up the slopes with all that ride height. But I think the engine would suitable to deal with that one.

  (273) posted on 04.11.2011

Well, jeep is not a typical sportscar so it wouldn’t be a big deal afterall. hmm. I think it would be much better if they will come with new color rather than blue except for that i like it aesthetically.

  (1211) posted on 04.11.2011

OK, this one does look great, but I have a bad feeling about how it would actually perform. This one seems to be quite unstable, since it is a bit too long and high.

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