Jeep recently shoved its iconic 6.4-liter Hemi V8 into the Wrangler earlier this year and called it the Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept. Thankfully, this potent Jeep remains almost unchanged in production form. Available only as a four-door variant, the new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 offers added straight-line performance and better off-road capability.
The only way you can differentiate a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 from the lesser variants is the addition of a hood scoop from the Jeep Gladiator Mojave along with 392 badging, bronze exterior accents and quad exhausts at the rear. Jeep also raised the Wrangler Rubicon 392’s ground clearance, which now sits at 260 mm. Because of this, its water wading depth has also been increased, now at 825 mm. The Rubicon 392 also gets an upgraded chassis, Fox performance shocks, 17-inch wheels wrapped in 33-inch BFGoodrich K02 all-terrain tires, and a full-time two-speed transfer case.
As for the interior, there’s really nothing much that separates the Rubicon 392 from other variants apart from the bronze stitching details and Rubicon 392 logo on the seats. Other than that, it carries on with its 8.4-inch UConnect touch screen infotainment system and a highly-durable interior that can withstand the toughest of off-roading conditions.
Of course, the main story is what’s under the hood of the Rubicon 392. It’s a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 that’s also used in the 392 variants of the Dodge Charger, Challenger, Durango, and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. This massive engine produces 470 hp and 637 Nm of torque, with power being sent to a 4×4 system via an 8-speed automatic transmission. With this engine, the Jeep Wrangler goes from zero to 60 mph (96 kph) in just 4.5 seconds, while the quarter-mile happens in just 13 seconds. Yes, this is a Jeep that can shame a number of performance cars out there.
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 will go on sale early next year, while a Philippine launch is still unknown at this point.