Geek My Ride: Jeep Creates Video Game Inspired Wrangler Black Ops Edition

How many times in the past have you bought a car because you saw it in a video game? Not very many? Apparently no one told Chrysler that, as the automaker has chosen to offer a limited edition Jeep Wrangler Rubicon based on the digital version that starred in Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops game.

True to name, the Jeep Wranger Black Ops Edition is painted black and boasts Call of Duty: Black Ops logos on both the front quarter panels and the roof. Other custom touches include a Mopar fuel-filler door, taillamp guards, and 32-inch tires. The standard 202-horsepower, 237-pound-foot 3.8-liter V-6 sits under hood while front and rear locking differentials with live axles and a two-speed transfer case are also specified. Mineral Grey Rubicon wheels round out the Wrangler. The Jeep should also get all the revisions the standard Wrangler gets for 2011 including a seriously updated interior.

“It was important for us to make sure that the Jeep partnership would be authentic and enhance the setting we immerse our fans in with Black Ops,” said Mark Lamia, studio head of game developer Treyarch. “Our work with the Jeep team focused around using the Jeep Wrangler in our levels, and gameplay experiences, and translating the style and look of the vehicle in Black Ops to the Jeep on the Showroom floor that fans can own.”

The Jeep Wrangler Black Ops Edition will be available in November at an unspecified price. Call of Duty: Black Ops will be released on November 9 for PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, and Windows PC.

Source: Chrysler


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