Although it may not look it, the Jeep Mighty FC concept is a perfectly balanced vehicle. Don’t believe us? Then check out sister publication Motor Trend‘s most recent episode of Downshift where Mark Allen, head of Jeep design, showcases the latest all-terrain vehicle to come out of Detroit.
What may be even harder to believe is that the latest version of the Mighty FC is still in concept form. Concepts are usually delicate flowers, gently ushered diva-like from show to show in covered trailers. But as the latest installment of “Downshift” shows, the Mighty FC is no shrinking violet.
The FC in the “Mighty FC” nameplate stands for front control, which is something this concept is not lacking. When you first lay eyes on the Mighty FC concept, it appears as if the truck is about to face-plant directly on its nose. Yet this isn’t the case, as Allen explains that the FC concept is balanced like a full-sized pick-up truck. With the help from some corner-weighting, the Might FC concept is able to slink down the side of any rock and ensure that it will touch flat ground on all four tires instead of its windshield and front-end meeting the ground first. The Mighty FC concept is based on a Wrangler Rubicon configuration, one of Jeep’s most popular vehicles when a steady diet of trails and wilderness is an order.
The latest Mighty FC has come a long way from those available from 1956 to 1965, in the sense that while the exterior remains incredibly robust, the interior is plush and comfortable. That’s all we’re going to say about Jeep’s Mighty FC concept though because we don’t want to ruin the entire video for you. To see the 2012 Jeep Mighty FC concept in action, check out the video below.