Jurassic Park Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is Dino-Mite
It may not be a YJ, but this Wrangler drips with all the Jurassic Park style you can imagine.
Animal names have been used in the automotive industry for decades. Some of them haven’t proven so popular. Take the Mercury Sable and AMC Marlin as examples. Others have been and continue to be hits, such as the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.
The YJ Wranglers used as tour vehicles in that movie have proven so iconic that many people have made clone tributes to them with their own Wranglers. In fact, there’s an entire association of vehicle owners dedicated to the recreation of “Jurassic Park” vehicles known as the Jurassic Park Motor Pool.
Even dinosaurs have inspired the names of vehicles. Ford has the Raptor, a beast of a truck that feeds on boost and can rip up almost any terrain its pointed at. Wrangler may not be a type of dino, but Jeep‘s association with the ancient creatures goes back much further than the birth of the Raptor, all the way to 1993, when the film “Jurassic Park” hit theaters.
What if you want to pay homage to the ’90s classic, but you have a JK Wrangler? It’s up to you. You can go as far as applying a custom khaki and red wrap complete with all of the T-Rex skeleton silhouette logos to your rig or you can go smaller and simpler. That’s what Youtuber Blacked Out Jeep Wrangler does with his 2015 JKU in this video. He doesn’t get a square headlight conversion or pay a Jeff Goldblum look-alike to tell him to speed up. He just adds a few small mods to show his JP love.
Up front, he sticks on a matte black Jeep logo that features T-Rex skeleton heads as the letter E. To give his rig some movie-correct color, he adds a red, white, yellow, and black license plate to the left of his winch. That coordinates with the laminated hangtag he places just ahead of his rearview mirror. The finishing touch is a pair of matte black Jurassic Park logos for the front doors.
Sure, this JK’s nowhere close to looking like a movie vehicle, but it also isn’t filled with an animal that spits blinding venomous goo and eats people alive, so we’re going to consider its less-than-complete authenticity a good thing.