The last time the world's most recognizable V-8-powered Jeep was the 1981 Jeep CJ, with a 125-hp 5-liter V-8 engine. and 220 lb-ft. torque. Jeep enthusiasts have been looking forward to the V-8-powered Wrangler in recent years, and the new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 concept shows that their wishes may soon come true.
Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept
Jeep introduces the new Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept, powered by a 450 hp 6.4-liter V-8 engine. and 450 lb-ft. of torque and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds.
Dana 44 axles, a stock two-speed transfer case, electric front and rear axle locks, 37-inch mud-compatible tires, and a factory-installed 2-inch Mopar Jeep Performance Parts suspension lift are paired with improved suspension, a firmer eight-speed. high-speed transmission and powerful V-8 engine, guaranteeing an unrivaled Jeep driving experience that offers more off-road capability than ever in a Jeep Wrangler.
“Jeep Wrangler fans have been asking us for the Wrangler V-8, and our new Wrangler Rubicon 392 concept proves we can fulfill their wish,” said Jim Morrison, Jeep North America Brand Director. “From the recent launch of the Wrangler EcoDiesel 29 MPG to the award-winning Jeep Gladiator and the new Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid, Jeep is listening to its customers. We are already looking forward to seeing how customers react to the new Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept, a vehicle that offers an incredible level of driving pleasure and unparalleled on-road and off-road capabilities.”
Power, performance and incredible capabilities on and off the road
To accommodate a powerful 6.4-liter V-8 engine and a more powerful eight-speed gearbox, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept has improved engine mounts and a modified frame. Suspension upgrades include new FOX® aluminum monotube shock absorbers for smoother suspension performance and better heat dissipation. The active exhaust system with two modes of operation (quieter / louder) changes the sound after pressing a special button.
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 concept boasts even more capability with 3rd generation Dana 44 axles, a two-speed Selec-Track transfer case, Tru-Lock electronic front and rear axle locks, 37-inch off-road tires with special 17-inch tires. lockable rims keep tires on rims under extreme side loads, reducing tire pressure and increasing traction.
A Jeep Performance Parts Mopar factory 2-inch lift provides additional suspension travel and improved approach, ramp and exit angles. The Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept also features Rubicon treadplates, steel winch bumpers and steel undercarriage plates to tackle the toughest off-road terrain.
The most powerful 8-speed automatic transmission and 4×4 permanent drive transfer case improve overall handling, while huge low-speed torque is available at the 3.73 ratio for improved on-highway performance and a wider range of off-road capability .
Jeep Trail Rated Advanced Features
The Jeep brand boasts several Trail Rated criteria, which are further enhanced in the Wrangler Rubicon 392 concept. These are mainly:
- Traction improvement is achieved by using 450 lb-ft of torque. and custom 17-inch beadlock wheels.
- Factory-built 2-inch Jeep Performance Parts suspension and 37-inch off-road tires boost performance and contribute to unprecedented 34-inch wading and ground clearance levels (13.25 inches), as well as an improved approach angle (51.6 degrees), ramp. (29.5 degrees) and departure angle (40.1 degrees).
Unique custom design inside and out
The exterior of the new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept is finished in Granite Crystal with bronze accents on the dropouts, badges, springs, dampers and wheels. In addition, it also features a rugged, aggressive-looking engine hood, a custom half-door, and a Sky One-Touch electric roof with removable side panels for maximum open-air driving freedom.
At the center of the Wrangler Rubicon 392 concept are "Red Rock" leather seats with gold stitching and a custom steering wheel.