In Slavic folklore, the Baba Yaga carries a mortar and pestle, lives in a cottage that stands and walks around the forest on chicken legs, and translates to “The Boogieman.” In American movies, Baba Yaga is better known as John Wick and can wield a pencil like it’s the most dangerous object in a room. In the latest conceptual creation from Wisconsin’s SpeedKore, the Baba Yaga is a minivan that can put fear into any child thanks to the 840 hp Demon engine placed under the hood of a Chrysler Pacifica. We’ve seen ideations of supercharged V8 Pacifica vans before, but they only featured 707 hp Hellcat engines.
SpeedKore Baba Yaga: Details
SpeedKore once again worked with visual artist Abimelec Arellano at Abimelec Design to draw up a minivan perfect for when the kids are late for soccer practice. The car features a Hellcat powertrain that can produce 1,025 horsepower, as seen in the limited-edition Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170. But it seems the Wisconsin-based tuners wanted more and added what they call the “Lilith Package” to the engine. According to the Instagram post, the package is named “for the primordial mother of demons” and brings the supercharged Hemi to 1,514 horsepower, which channels that power through an 8-speed ZF transmission. SRT wheels wrapped with Michelin tires deliver the power to the pavement, likely with significant loss of traction.
The SpeedKore Baba Yaga minivan also receives some visual treats, which include a hood scoop, remade grille, larger intakes, fender flares, central-exit dual exhaust, and the ever-important badging. All of this ensures that people will get out of the way when this thing is seen.
A regular Chrysler Pacifica weighs about 4,530 pounds and produces just 296 horsepower with the help of a hybrid motor. SpeedKore’s version not only multiplies the power output by more than five, but they’ve also switched the body panels with aerospace-grade carbon fiber, which is claimed to drop 1,000 pounds from the vehicle. Talk about an epic gift for Mom.
Hopefully we see this
Hellcat Demon Pacifica in real life at the 2023 SEMA Show.