- Aug 18, 2015
While at the 2017 Rally on the Rocks event in Moab Utah, we bumped into a custom built Arctic Cat Wildcat that caught our attention.
This full custom Wildcat build was the brainchild of Dean Bulloch of D&P Performance. In 1978 Bulloch opened the doors on a high-performance snowmobile shop in Cedar City, Utah. Bulloch was very successful at helping promote snowmobile racing all over Utah with Arctic Cat snowmobiles a part of that success. When Arctic Cat came into the sport UTV market back in 2011, it was natural for D&P Performance to add the Wildcat to their offerings.
But Dean is much more than a businessman, he also has a long race career that spans NHRA, drag bikes, snowmobiles, motocross, trials and, of course, rock crawling. He has an amazing 169 wins over the years, to go along with an untold number of second- and third-place finishes (including a second place at the 2015 King of the Hammers where he beat me – see 2015 King of the Hammers UTV Race Recap).
The turbocharged four-stroke high-performance 998cc utilizes 3x41mm throttle bodied electronic fuel injection system with dry sump lubrication and lays down over 200 horsepower! Dean got some assistance from Arctic Cat engineers on how to get the ECUs from the snowmobile and Wildcat Sport to communicate together as there are some things that a snowmobile has that a Wildcat doesn’t and vice-versa.
The car has a 98-inch wheelbase and is 68-inches wide (a Polaris RZR XP Turbo has a 90-inch wheelbase and is 64-inches wide and a Can-Am Maverick X3 X rs has a 102-inch wheelbase and a 72-inch width for comparison). Front suspension wheel travel is 21 inches and the rear has 18 inches.
Full details: Dean Bulloch's custom Wildcat with 200HP