Easter Sunday isn’t scheduled until April 24th, 2011, but that didn’t stop the organizers of the 45th annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari from holding the event a week earlier on April 16th, 2011 in Utah.

In what has become an annual tradition for Jeep and Chrysler’s aftermarket company Mopar, the two brands have used the Moab Easter Jeep Safari event to introduce a line of customized Jeep concepts to the gathered crowd in attendance.

This year, Jeep and Mopar are introducing six new concepts to the event, one of which is the quirky-named Wrangler ‘Pork Chop’. Mopar took what began as a 2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport and shaved off some weight by dropping many elements found on the standard model, including the doors, the tailgate, the bumpers, the carpet, the sway bars, and the top, among other things.

In addition to ridding itself of what apparently is 850 lbs worth of excess baggage, the car also got some new touches, including a custom roll cage, reshaped fender panels, a set of bright red lightweight Sparco ‘Chrono Road’ reclining bucket seats, a newly modified suspension system, a lowered windshield, and a set of Mickey Thompson 35” Baja Claw radials mounted on lightweight E-T Vintage V wheels.

Just by looking at it, the custom Jeep actually looks really neat. The only problem we have is we don’t know why they ended up calling it ’Pork Chop’.

  • 2011 Jeep Wrangler Pork Chop
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  • Engine:
    3.8-Liter V6 sequential multi-port injection engine
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    202 horsepower at 5,200 rpm
  • Torque @ RPM:
    237 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm.
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  (453) posted on 02.17.2012

What an off-road beast! I like the combination and silver and red stripes. The interior adds style to the overall look. I also like the huge set of wheels that makes the vehicle look enormous.

  (256) posted on 12.12.2011

I really admire this skeleton wrangler! Well, I see a vehicle having the same platform on this wrangler on a movie, and I must say that it truly so impressive, and this is very ideal for an adventure.

  (595) posted on 12.2.2011

Pork Chop? Its name is so confusing! smiley Anyway, I also noticed that its engine is not really good enough for this kind of vehicle. 202 horsepower can’t truly give an efficient performance on it.

  (399) posted on 09.29.2011

Is it really doesn’t have a door? Hasn’t it been that dangerous? Anyway, Impressive detailing as always, but I’m really curious about the other speculations of this even on their other jeeps. I can’t wait to read more about them.

  (407) posted on 04.13.2011

Well, it would actually be much better for this car to be that heavy. That would greatly contribute to the car’s overall stability and would be helpful in navigating rough terrain.

  (504) posted on 04.12.2011

These cars are really built to be heavy so even if you reduce there will be some performance change. The ride is technically a good one, so much for the name.

  (466) posted on 04.11.2011

Yeah, I think even if they have reduced the weight of the car its still heavy! Plus i don’t get why they call this jeep as "pork chop".

  (683) posted on 04.11.2011

Yeah, some here, those red parts reminds me of pork chops too. But I think they called this one by that name because they have chopped a lot of meat off this one.

  (273) posted on 04.11.2011

So much for the name, I would say that i don’t like its tires, it look so cheap and not reliable. The body of the vehicle is huge definite adds on its weight.

  (1211) posted on 04.11.2011

OK, this one is quite an odd choice of name for the car. And those red accents really keep reminding me of pork chops. But hey, the ride actually looks great.

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