Jeep has teased a forthcoming V8-powered variant of the Wrangler (or the Gladiator) geared up with its iconic Hemi V8.
This teaser picture, just lately shared via the automaker’s social media channels, reveals the entrance part of a Wrangler or Gladiator with a bulging hood that features a graphic that reads 392. That may solely imply one factor; the off-roader packs a 392 cubic-inch (6.4-liter) HEMI V8.
If Jeep slots on this engine in the identical state of tune as its different HEMI fashions, it would pump out roughly 475 hp and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque, greater than sufficient grunt for even essentially the most critical of off-roading lovers.
The timing of this teaser just isn’t a coincidence because it comes simply earlier than the disclosing of the long-awaited Ford Bronco. In all chance, Jeep is attempting to divert consideration away from the Bronco, a rugged off-roader that guarantees to go head-to-head with the Wrangler in a market lengthy dominated by Jeep.
The teaser has additionally dropped shortly after the Dodge Durango was outfitted with FCA’s flagship 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 and maybe solutions a name from Wrangler/Gladiator lovers who’re upset they’re lacking out on the V8 get together.
Restricted particulars in regards to the V8-powered mannequin are recognized. Within the Durango SRT and Grand Cherokee SRT, the engine is coupled to an eight-speed computerized transmission with four-wheel drive and we see no purpose why the Wrangler/Gladiator V8 wouldn’t even have the identical transmission.
It stays unclear when the covers can be taken off this intriguing new Jeep mannequin but it surely may very well be simply across the nook.