Jeep introduces the Wrangler Rubicon 392 with a 6.4L V8 engine.
What would a big American car be without a V8? Clearly asking this question, Jeep’s thought leaders decided to reintroduce an eight-cylinder engine under the hood of the Wrangler for the first time in almost 40 years. The resulting model is called the Wrangler Rubicon 392, a number that refers to its cubic-inch displacement of 6.4L.
This block develops 477 hp and 637Nm of torque, which is obviously transmitted to all four wheels. The off-roader is equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual mode, steering wheel-mounted paddles and transfer case. This cavalry should enable it to tackle tough terrain without too much difficulty, but also to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 mph) in just 4.5s, according to the manufacturer.
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An air intake on the hood identifies this version of the Wrangler, which is equipped with two intake systems to deliver full power even if its grille is obstructed. A few bronze-colored elements, on the hood and tow hooks for example, are exclusive to this model.
The Wrangler Rubicon 392 is also equipped with axles that give it a ground clearance of 26 cm, an angle of attack of 44.5°, a departure angle of 37.5° and a fording height of 82.5 cm. Jeep wanted to give this model the best performance of the range both on and off the road. However, as expected in light of environmental regulations, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 will not be marketed in Europe.