(All photos: Chrysler)
(All photos: Chrysler)
Forgive me, gamers, because I just didn’t understand all the fuss about this “Call of Duty” special edition Jeep Wrangler.
I had no idea that somewhere around 70 million copies of this game have been sold and that the Nov. 8 release date for “Call of Duty: MW3” (Modern Warfare 3) is to gamers what the anticipated Apple iPhone 5 release will be to smartphone lovers.
Nor did I have any idea that there was a pre-release weekend event in Los Angeles this month ($150 a ticket) with thousands in attendance. It was interesting, though, to see that entertainment featured the Dropkick Murphys in a warm-up for their Sept. 7 and 8 Fenway Park gigs.
So now it makes sense that Jeep will have a limited-edition Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty MW3 Special Edition in showrooms in November. As a follow-up to last fall's Call of Duty: Black Ops edition, this special Wrangler is also included in the game action. It looks the part with 32-inch wheels, a silver-and-black theme, and "Call of Duty" graphics on the front fenders and spare tire cover.
It also has a winch-ready front bumper, a special rear bumper, rock rails, tail-lamp guards, and a fuel-filler door, all inspired by the game. Dealers can add the actual winch, a two-inch lift kit, and Jeep classic five-spoke wheels.
For the interior, the seats have model-specific black seats with accent stitching and "Call of Duty" logos, unique gauge graphics, a dashboard plaque, special grab handle, and accent stitching on the arm rests, console, and steering wheel, plus special mats.
Wow. Sounds like a money-making game here.
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