The last time Jeep Wrangler was offered with a V-8 engine was in the 1981 Jeep CJ, with its 5.0-liter V-8 that delivered 125 horsepower and 220 lb.-ft. of torque.
Jeep brand has introduced its new Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept, powered by a 6.4-liter (392-cubic-inch) V-8 engine aiming at Ford hours before Bronco reveal. It delivers 450 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque, and a 0-60 mph time of less than five seconds.
Dana 44 axles, a full-time two-speed transfer case, electric front and rear axle lockers, 37-inch mud-terrain tires and a Jeep Performance Parts two-inch lift kit from Mopar combine with suspension enhancements, a more robust eight-speed transmission and the massive V-8 power plant to deliver the ultimate fun-to-drive Jeep vehicle with more off-road capability than ever in a Jeep Wrangler.
A factory Jeep Performance Parts two-inch lift kit from Mopar makes way for additional suspension articulation and improved approach, breakover and departure angles.
The new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept features Granite Crystal exterior paint adorned with Bronze accentuated tow hooks, badging, springs, shocks and wheels, while featuring a heavy-duty raised performance hood with an aggressive appearance, custom half doors and Wrangler’s Sky One-touch powertop, with removable side panels for complete open-air freedom.
Inside, the Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept features rich Red Rock-colored leather bolstered seats with gold stitching, along with a performance steering wheel.
Engine: 6.4 liter V-8
Power: 450 hp
Torque: 450 lb-ft
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
– Improved traction
– Off-road capability
– Removable side panels, powertop