The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 is a V8-powered beast!
Oh, and it can do 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, and it's heading for production.
I think it's safe to say that you should never pick a fight with FCA, because they can, and on many occasions have brought a gun to a knife fight. Well, gun is a little unfair, they tend to bring a battleship, and in many cases, their products drive like one too. Still, if you're looking for all-out power, look no further than folks at FCA, who recently shoehorned a 6.4-liter V8 into the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon to crate the Wrangler Rubicon 392 concept. The word concept is also a little unfair here, because we all sort of knew that it was going to be production ready, especially with the new Ford Bronco on the horizon.
So how does a 6.4-liter V8 help out the Wrangler? Well, in terms of pure power, it helps out a lot. The V8 makes 470 horsepower and 470 ft-lbs of torque. This means that the Wrangler, which is effectively a brick with wheels, can do 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, which is a full second quicker than the current Ford Raptor, and likely to be several seconds quicker than the new Bronco.
Jeep put a new transfer case in the Rubicon 392 as well, so while it doesn't have the same ratios as "normal" Rubicons, it will have plenty of torque to climb anything and everything, while also having enough power to carve the sand dunes too.
The Rubicon 392 also features a new feature called HydroGuide, which is a series of channels that help move water away from the air intake, so that you don't waterlog the engine while you're driving through a river. Speaking of rivers, the Wrangler can drive through 32.5 inches of water, which is important for getting through trails in this ever-changing climate.
In short, the Rubicon 392 is a beast, and honestly something FCA should've been producing when the first Gen III HEMI's came out roughly 15 years ago. I think that Jeep won't have a problem selling each one of these factory-warrantied monster trucks, and I am beyond confident that this will have the new Bronco shaking in its "non-wrangler" Goodyears.
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