As the Jeep Hurricane started spinning in its own wheelbase length on the stage of the 2005 Detroit show, the crowd nearly forgot all about the truck’s real trump card. Or pair of Kings.
A giant HEMI V8 at each end of the Hurricane promised otherworldly off-road power and movement precision.
Sure, this vaguely recalls the Peugeot Hoggar from a few years before, but much more closely resembled the HALO video-game machine known as the Warthog.
As the Halo game franchise has evolved, the Warthog has too. In 2010, the military machine fantasy even earned a spot in Forza Motorsport 4.
So what came of the Jeep Hurricane? Very little.
Well, lots of toys. The design became a very popular PowerWheels kids toy, plus a Lego playset.
Not exactly a production model…. but still proof of how popular the stripped-design/double-power Wrangler was.
2005 Jeep Hurricane
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