The Ford Mustang and the Jeep Wrangler are just some of the cars that have had their own special versions based on popular video games. Sure, the video game versions are often all tricked out in crazy insane ways and do things that would likely get you killed in the real world, but that doesn’t make the real versions any less fun to drive. Take a look at some of our favorite real cars inspired by video games.
Need for Speed Ford Mustang
With a new Need for Speed movie earlier this year and the iconic American muscle car turning 50 years old, this Mustang has to be one of the most popular cars that’s made the jump from video game to real world. If you happened to have really deep pockets, then you could have put a bid on the actual Ford Mustang used in the film Need for Speed which was sold at auction for a cool $300,000. If that’s too steep, you can dry your tears and be content with the rest of us as we all ponder the possibilities of the upcoming Mustang Shelby GT500.
Call of Duty Jeep Wrangler
Fans of first-person shooters would be right at home in their very own Call of Duty Jeep Wrangler. Of all the cars you could potentially drive around in a warzone, a Jeep ranks pretty high on the list. It’d be also be good in the event of a zombie apocalypse so it’s versatile, too. This special version of the Rubicon featured Call of Duty logos throughout, but you were on your own finding a couple of good men to watch your back.
Halo Warthog Hummer H1
This Hummer H1 inspired by the Halo Warthog was commissioned by Microsoft and was used in their displays at E3 and Comic-Con. This beast, as if a Hummer isn’t a big enough SUV in its own right, measures 8′ high and 17′ long and would likely have everyone careening off the highway to get out of your way. This would be the ultimate vehicle for those afflicted with road rage. Forget waiting, just head off-road, or drive right over anything that stands in your way!
Watch the debut of the new 2015 Ford Mustang in Hollywood.
Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole is a member of the New England Motor Press Association and also writes for Automotive IT News, NerdApproved, and GeekMom. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.