Simply hours earlier than Ford was to showcase its new and reborn family of Broncos on Monday night, Jeep despatched out a information launch proclaiming the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 idea car, which it claims “amps up” fun-to-drive with a 6.4-liter V8 engine rated at 450 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque.
Jeep claims this primary V8-powered Wrangler Rubicon would dash to 60 mph in lower than 5 seconds.
It provides that the final time a Wrangler was supplied with a V8 engine was the 1981 CJ with a 125-horsepower 5.0-liter V8.
This new idea car has Dana 44 axles, full-time 2-speed switch case, electrical entrance and rear lockers, 37-inch mud-terrain tires and a 2-inch manufacturing unit elevate package. The idea additionally has a 2-mode exhaust system that “alters efficiency sound at a contact of a button.”
“Jeep fanatics have been clamoring for a V8-powered manufacturing Wrangler in recent times,” Jeep mentioned in its announcement, “and the brand new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Idea is a sign they could quickly get their want.”
“We’re anxious to gauge… response to this new Wrangler Rubicon 329 Idea,” added Jim Morrison, head of the Jeep brand.