Meet the most powerful Jeep Wrangler ever: The V8 Rubicon 392

Meet the most powerful Jeep Wrangler ever: The V8 Rubicon 392

The monstrous off-roader features a 464bhp 6.4-litre V8 engine under its bonnet

Jeep has revealed its most capable and powerful Wrangler ever made – the Rubicon 392. 

It’s the first time Jeep has fitted a V8 engine in its extreme off-roader from the factory in nearly 40 years, and the unit of choice is a 6.4-litre V8 producing 464bhp and 673Nm of torque. That allows the Wrangler to reach 60mph in just 4.5 seconds, making it by far the quickest version of this off-roader ever produced. 

The thrilling engine is also accompanied by a two-mode quad exit performance exhaust system to add to the character. No manual gearbox is offered, with an eight-speed auto being the sole option. It’s also a permanent four-wheel-drive model, too.

The Trail Rated Rubicon 392 also offers a host of off-road upgrades, including chunkier tyres, a lift system and additional ground clearance – the Wrangler now offering 10.3 inches of ground clearance and wade in water depths of up to 825mm.

Other changes include a bonnet scoop to feed air into the engine to allow for enhanced performance, along with additional air intakes across the front end. The chassis and suspension have also both been tweaked, while Fox dampers aim to make this Jeep even more capable. 

Bronze 17-inch alloy wheels also feature, with this colour extending to accents across the lather interior. It’s also equipped with an 8.4-inch touchscreen as standard.

The bad news? Jeep has no plans to introduce this V8 Wrangler into Europe officially, with the model originally just available in North America. You can still buy the Wrangler in the UK, though, just with a range of smaller capacity petrol and diesel engines. 

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