The V8 Lives On – In a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392?
It feels as though automotive news of late is story after story of a brand transitioning their V8s to forced induction four-cylinders or discussing their plans to go electric. It’s been one blow after another to gear heads, and we’ve all accepted the news one way or another. Whatever your thoughts are about Jeep, it’s time to rejoice as they announced they’ll give consumers exactly what they want – eight cylinders of pure joy.
One of the primary complaints we’ve been reading is the price, but that’s not something we should focus on right now. In a time where the V8 is becoming a rarity, we should applaud manufacturers like Jeep for listening to the consumers and supplying us with our dose of true American muscle. Will it be expensive? Yes. Is it the most powerful Jeep Wrangler ever? YES!
The Rubicon 392 will be the only Jeep Wrangler with a 6.4L Hemi V8 engine that roars to life once you hit the start button. With 470-horsepower and 470-pound-feet of torque at the touch of your toes, you’ll be more than equipped to handle any terrain the world throws at you. At that moment, you’ll understand why this was created.
The Wrangler reaches 60 MPH in 4.5 seconds and does the quarter in a stomach-churning 13.0 seconds, which is impressive for a vehicle that’s shaped like a box and lacks the aerodynamics necessary for speed. It can achieve speed fast and go off-roading anywhere. Nice.
The Wrangler Rubicon 392 offers an Electronic Sway Bar Disconnect, allowing for massive articulation of the front tires and a Ramp Travel Index of 730. Let’s put it simply – this thing is a beast. It also has FOX aluminum-bodied 2-inch diameter shocks to enhance performance in the toughest off-road conditions.
Jeep spared no expense when building the Wrangler – from the potent motor to the incredible suspension, they didn’t forget about the interior. It has embroidered black leather-trimmed seats, a premium audio system, and an 8.4″ touch screen. This isn’t your typical Jeep, and unlike the Ram TRX, there won’t be a cap on production.
Yeah, it’s expensive, but you’re getting what you pay for with this Rubicon. Jeep took the time and listened to the consumers, unlike other brands. Not naming any names. Even better, it’ll debut in Spring 2021, so you won’t have to wait long.