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The Return of V8 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept showcar has certainly won all the votes in the United States, without possible questioning. Indeed, this 470 hp V8 gasoline engine Wrangler has just been adapted into a production model for the North American market, to the delight of petrolheads.

After unveiling a plug-in hybrid version of the Wrangler for Europe, the all-terrain vehicle manufacturer is happy to release a V8-powered version for its preferred market. Something that hadn’t happened in this model range since the 5.0 V8-powered CJ in 1981. While the block of the off-roader of the time only developed 125 hp, the 6.4 V8 of the new Wrangler Rubicon 392 does a lot better with no less than 470 hp under the hood! Sufficient power to go from 0 to 96 km/h (0 to 60 miles per hour) in just 4.5 seconds on paved roads. For the better vision for offroad, upgrading with Jeep Wrangler led headlights will be recommended. The generous maximum torque of 637 Nm allows this American icon to climb trees without forcing. Power is sent to all four wheels via a standard 8-speed Torqueflite automatic transmission and a two-speed transfer case.

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 will take its place at the top of the range from 2021, with fittings worthy of its powerful beating heart. If it is slightly more reasonable than the concept car that announced it, this V8-powered Wrangler still has a domed hood incorporating an air intake and a Fox suspension kit raising its height. body height of 5 cm compared to a standard model. 33-inch all-terrain tires on 17-inch charcoal-colored rims are also standard. As an option, it will be possible to equip your off-road vehicle with exclusive half-doors allowing you to enjoy the outdoors even more intensely than with a simple convertible hard-top model.

The ability of the Wrangler Rubicon 392 to face the most difficult terrain is increased tenfold, thanks to greater angles of attack and departure. The off-roader can also cross watercourses with a depth of up to 82.5 cm. The sound of the four-outlet rear exhaust, specific to this variant with the 470 hp 6.4 engine, can be modulated by simply pressing a button in the passenger compartment. The goal is to make the most of the sound of this typically American 8-cylinder. Other specific details like the aluminum paddle-shift steering wheel, Performance seats and Rubicon lettering with bronze-colored bodywork complete the style of this desirable Wrangler. Unfortunately, we will not be able to take advantage of this variant in France, unless we go through a (very) expensive import.