A one-off Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon with “rust-effect” Iron Peltrox textured paint on a show stand in Europe? It doesn’t mean Kilroy was here, but it does mean Mopar has been. Powered by a 2.8-liter diesel and dubbed Stealth, the show car was a joint production by Jeep, Mopar, and FCA’s Centro Stile in Orbassano, outside Turin.
To match the faux-patina paint job suggestive of a barn find, the interior has been dressed out in vintage leather and upholstery. And then, of course, the designers dipped deep into the Mopar accessories catalog. A “performance bonnet with air vents,” black mesh grille, and LED light bar join Rubicon X off-road bumpers, flat fenders, rock rails, a lift kit, and 37-inch tires on 17-inch rims to give it off-road cred. Further dress-up items include half-doors, mirror caps, and a fuel-filler cap with the Jeep logo.
It’s the Mopar logo they’re really pushing, of course, now that the division serves all the corporate brands. Jeep’s Paris stand also featured a Mopar-tweaked Renegade emblazoned with U.S. Army–style stars on doors and hood, and the company touted other work on the Fiat 500L, Alfa Romeo Giulietta, and accessories for Abarth. Remember when Mopar pretty much made you think “Hemi?”