Mopar, part of Chrysler and therefore FCA, is essentially a tuning company specializing in off-roading and overland vehicles. They know a thing or two about making Jeep and RAM look cooler but in this instance, they've done something a bit different. This is a special version of the Jeep Wrangler and it's called the "1941".

It was unveiled in Champoluc, in Valle d'Aosta in the Italian Alps, and it was built as a tribute to the original Willys Jeep, which was introduced in 1941, and it has been modified with the addition of Jeep Performance Parts.

It is 2 inches taller than the standard Wrangler and it features new rock rails, new side sills, a new fuel filler cap, a snorkel and special graphics on the bonnet/trunk, the rear tyre carried and the doors. The gear lever also takes inspiration from the original Willys, which is basically the Wrangler's grandmother.

Wrangler 1941 is powered by the same four-cylinder 2.2 L diesel engine as the standard Wrangler, which produces 200 hp and 332 torques. It is available as 2-door or 4-door and in Sport, Sahara and Rubicon trim level.

Let's be honest, the Wrangler is a competent off-roader in its own right and adding a few bits and bobs here and there won't make much of a difference. However, the 1941 looks pretty cool and, more to the point, it is a nice encomium for an old friend we all love.

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