Jeep officially revealed its new 6.4 liters V8 Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept over a press release and we’re all about the result!
It looks like Jeep went ahead and stuck their big 6.4 liters Hemi V8 into the humble Wrangler, creating what seems to be one monster of a truck. But the question is, why did they choose that specific date — July 13th? Is 13 their lucky number? I don’t think so. It’s more likely that they spilled the beans about who their rival is and want customers to look away from the Ford Bronco, which was being unveiled the very same day in Detroit!
Let’s run some of the numbers now. The most important number of them all is that this 6.4-liter engine puts out 450 hp and 450-pound foot of torque. The manufacturer claimed that the V8 Jeep could go from 0-60 mph in less than 5 seconds! ( Wait, there’s more!). Surely, the Wrangler has always been a trendy choice among off-road enthusiasts. However, I’m sure that this particular setup can bring shame to even a lot of sports cars out there.
Jeep says it has unmatched 4×4 capability because of the Dana 44 axles and the full-time two-speed transfer case. And here’s the real kicker- the Hemi Jeep even comes standard with 37″ mud-terrain tires!
Although the Wrangler is one of the most iconic American off-roaders ever created, it often faced many criticisms regarding its engine options, which usually include a 3.6 liter V6 and a 2-liter turbo. The fans have been asking to see something like this for decades by now. The companies finally listened and went ahead with this 6.4 liter Hemi V8 engine in this concept car! The last time Jeep stuck a v8 into a Wrangler was in 1981, in the CJ-7 model.
Unfortunately, the manufacturer hasn’t yet confirmed or denied whether or not it is coming any time soon to a dealership near you. In the press release, Jeep said that fans have been going wild for a V-8 powered Wrangler in the past few years, and this new concept car is a hint that their wishes might get fulfilled. I am sure that this is a pretty big indication that they will reach mass production at one point.
To be honest, Wrangler isn’t used to having major competition in the past 20 years. So I think it’s a bullseye aim at the Bronco.