The original Jurassic Park movies were a breeding ground for not only pre-historic dinos but also some pretty impressive Jurassic Park vehicles. Between the original films and the re-invigorated Jurassic World trilogy, this franchise has its own set of unique vehicles that caught our eye.
10 Best Jurrasic Park Vehicles
Some of the most iconic moments of the Jurrasic Park movies involve vehicles. Who can forget the scene in the original “Jurassic Park” film where the T-Rex goes to town on a Ford Explorer or in “The Lost World” when the Fleetwood Southwind Storm gets flipped off a cliff by a pair of T-Rexes? From the original movies to the new trilogy, these ten vehicles play a worthy supporting role amidst Jurassic Park’s dinosaur drama.
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG Coupé | Jurassic World (2015)
The first vehicle on our list is a bit of blatant product placement, but we won’t complain. In “Jurassic World,” we are introduced to Jurassic World’s operations manager, Claire Dearing. Dearing treks around the park in a 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG Coupé. In the movie, she puts the GLE through its off-road paces as she and Owen Grady attempt to track down the Indominus Rex in the jungles of Isla Nublar.
2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom VII | Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
In the sequel to “Jurassic World,” Dearing pulls a John Hammond and goes from Jurassic World’s operations manager to a dinosaur activist. She wants to save the dinosaurs left on the island from a volcanic eruption. Without giving too much away, when she gets summoned to the estate of a certain someone who has the means to help, she rolls up in style in a 2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom VII.
2014 Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6 | Jurassic World (2015)
Hypothetical question: you’ve created a one-off killing machine of a dinosaur and it gets out — what do you do? Send your asset containment unit in their decked-out Mercedes Benz G63 AMG 6×6 to do damage control, of course. In real life, Mercedes-Benz claimed to have manufactured around one hundred of these unique vehicles with a price tag of $400,000, making this one of the most expensive and rare Jurassic Park employee vehicles to grace the silver screen.
2014 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 4000 | Jurassic World (2015)
If there’s one vehicle that makes repeat appearances throughout the series, it’s the Mercedes Unimog. The Jurassic Park world is filled with them, but we think one Unimog, in particular, deserves its own call-out. In the film “Jurassic World,” Dearing and her nephews on the run from some velociraptors while piloting this monster of a machine.
1969 Pontiac Custom S | The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Oddly enough, this Pontiac is the only sports car on the list, perhaps because jungle islands and dinosaur theme parks are noticeably lacking in tarmac. And while a significant portion of “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” occurs on an island, just when the characters are safely on a helicopter and on their way home, the film cuts to a drastically different scene — the streets of San Diego. Dr. Ian Malcolm and Dr. Sarah Harding roll up to the San Diego docks in a 1969 Pontiac Custom S and proceed to speed around town and steal a baby T-Rex in order to bait an escaped mother T-Rex into chasing them.
1992 Hummer w/ Dino Containment Equipment | The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
In “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” the main cast thinks they have the whole island to themselves with the exception of the dinosaurs until the In Gen corporation shows up with their fleet of off-road hunting vehicles. Though In Gen’s fleet has several Hummers, this one, in particular, has been modified with some very cool dinosaur containment equipment.
1996 Fleetwood Southwind Storm | The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
This one is one of the more unique vehicles in the Jurassic Park universe. In “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” the team embarks on their mission in a 1996 Fleetwood Southwind Storm that has been converted into a science laboratory. It is also intended to provide a safe haven for the group, although the vehicle meets with a memorable demise after a pair of T-Rexes push it off a cliff.
1997 Mercedes-Benz ML 320 | The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
We talked about a few Mercedes Benz models above, but “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” marked the first official product placement of the brand. At the time of filming, Mercedes gave the movie a few pre-production modes of their then-upcoming SUV — the Mercedes Benz ML 320. The vehicles were modified into an off-road/safari-style build, complete with camo, in order to tackle the park’s terrain.
1992 Ford Explorer | Jurassic Park (1993)
This set of unique liveried Ford Explorers appear in the original “Jurassic Park” when some of the characters go on a tour of the park and end up in an unexpected clash with a T-Rex. In the film, the Ford Explorers are self-driving, following along an electric track through the park. Due to a storm, the two Explorers get stranded outside a dinosaur enclosure where one gets completely destroyed by an escaped T-Rex.
1993 Jeep Wrangler Sahara | Jurassic Park (1993)
This Jeep Wrangler is the most iconic of all the Jurassic Park vehicles. The Jeep Wrangler YJ was heavily featured in the original “Jurassic Park.” It doesn’t have any special upgrades beyond its unique livery, and the park has a whole fleet of Wranglers as indicated by their numbers. The Wrangler makes a cameo when the visitors get their first glimpse of a dinosaur, when a disliked character gets eaten, and during an unforgettable T-Rex chase scene. And keep your eyes open for an old, abandoned one that pops up in the sequel’s first installment, “Jurassic World.”
What Vehicles Are Coming Next to Jurassic Park?
The first film definitely houses the most iconic Jurassic Park vehicles, but there are definitely gems among the rest. You may have noticed that the third film doesn’t get a mention on our list and that some of the more off-road-centric models do show up in a few of the films. Now all eyes are on the next film “Jurassic World: Dominion” scheduled for release in summer 2022, to see what new vehicles may pop up alongside the dinosaurs.