Went to a Jeep Show in Adrian, Mi. on October 3rd and had a chance to park my rig next to the "Lower Forty". That is one sweet Jeep and makes my 1990 YJ look like a dinosaur. My wheels are also 20's but only running 39.5" so my rig would probably be called the "The older not quite forty". The "Lower Forty" looks great in the magazines but 100 times better up close, it is the real deal.
And now I have to ask, what is that on the opposite side of you? TrailHawk? Almost looks like a lowered WJ with a T top, but then again, most things would look lowered next to vehicles rocking 40s
Yes, that is the TrailHawk concept, which is not lowered, it just has high sides and lower roofline. It actually has decent ground clearance, but, as you pointed out, looks dwarfed next to the other rigs.
The 'Lower Forty" is a Jeep Design Concept vehicle used for the Moab Easter Week and various car shows across the country. Sadly, It is not a Jeep destined for production but rather a design excercise to maintain the "stock" height appearance with the largest tires possible while optimizing Jeep signature styling cues.