Jeep® Introduces New 6.4L V-8 Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept
Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept’s V-8 engine improves Jeep driving pleasure ratio and Trail-approved 4×4 capacity
The 6.4-liter V8 engine with 392 cubic inches of displacement produces 450 horsepower, 450 lb-ft. of torque and a 0-60 mph time of less than five seconds
Jeep’s exclusive Trail Rating criteria have been improved with the Wrangler Rubicon 392 concept
Unrivaled 4×4 capacity thanks to additional torque, Dana 44 axles, full-time two-speed transfer case, front and rear axle power lockers, 37-inch mud tires and factory lifting kit two inch Jeep Performance Parts
Heavy-duty eight-speed transmission, massive low-end torque and 3.73 reduction ratio combine for better on-road performance and greater off-road capacity
Dual-mode exhaust changes performance sound at the touch of a button
Custom exterior design includes half doors, granite crystal paint and bronze accents on tow hooks, springs, shocks, wheels and badges
Unique interior features Red Rock-colored leather seats with gold stitching and a performance steering wheel
July 13, 2020, Auburn Hills, Michigan – The last time the most recognizable vehicle on the planet was offered with a V-8 engine was in the 1981 Jeep® CJ, with its 5.0-liter V-8 developing 125 horsepower and 220 lb-ft. of couple.
Jeep enthusiasts have been asking for a production Wrangler powered by a V8 for a year and the new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept indicates that they could soon achieve their wish.
The Jeep brand presented its new concept Wrangler Rubicon 392, powered by a 6.4-liter V8 engine (392 cubic inches) that delivers 450 horsepower and 450 lb-ft. of torque, and a 0-60 mph time of less than five seconds. Dana 44 axles, full-time two-speed transfer case, electric front and rear axle lockers, 37-inch mud tires and a two-inch Mopar Jeep Performance Parts lift kit combine with upgrades suspension, a more robust eight high-speed transmission and the huge V-8 powerplant to deliver the ultimate fun-to-drive Jeep vehicle with more off-road capability than ever in a Jeep Wrangler.
“Jeep Wrangler enthusiasts have asked us for a Wrangler V-8 and our new Wrangler Rubicon 392 concept proves that we have the capacity to do it,” said Jim Morrison, Jeep Brand Manager – FCA North America. “From the recently introduced Wrangler EcoDiesel 29 mpg to our award-winning Jeep Gladiator, to the next Wrangler 4xe rechargeable hybrid electric vehicle, Jeep is clearly listening to its customers. We are eager to assess their reaction to this new Wrangler Rubicon 392 concept, a vehicle that offers an incredible and unmatched level of performance and fun driving capabilities, both on and off the road. “
Power, performance and capacity on and off road
To accommodate its 6.4-liter V8 engine and a more powerful eight-speed transmission, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept includes improved engine mounts and a modified frame. Suspension improvements include new aluminum shock absorbers and one-tube Fox for improved damping and heat dissipation. A two-mode escapement changes the performance sound at the touch of a button.
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept offers even more capacity thanks to third-generation Dana 44 axles, a full-time two-speed Selec-Track transfer case, Tru-Lok electric front and rear axle lock differentials and to 37 inch sludge. all-terrain tires that wrap around 17-inch custom beadlock wheels that hold the tires on the rims under extreme side loads, which reduces tire pressure and increased traction.
A two-inch Jeop Performance Parts lifting kit from Mopar makes room for additional suspension articulation and improved approach, tilt and departure angles. The Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept also includes Rubicon rock rails, steel bumpers with a Warn winch and a steel trunk tray – all added to help navigate the toughest off-road terrain.
The sturdier eight-speed automatic transmission and full-time 4×4 transfer case improve overall driving, and massive amounts of low-end torque provide a transmission ratio of 3.73, which provides better efficiency on the road and a greater range of off-road capabilities.
Improved Jeep Trail Rated Capacity
The Jeep brand has several Trail Rating criteria, which are improved on the Wrangler Rubicon 392 concept, in particular: The traction is improved thanks to 450 lb-ft. torque and custom 17-inch heel wheels
A two-inch Jeep Performance Parts lift kit and 37-inch factory tires combine to improve articulation and contribute to unprecedented levels of wading capacity (34 inches) and ground clearance (13 , 25 inches), as well as an improved approach (51.6 degrees), breaking angles (29.5 degrees) and departure angles (40.1 degrees).
Unique and personalized design inside and out
The new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 concept features a granite crystal exterior paintwork accented with bronze accented tow hooks, badges, springs, shock absorbers and wheels, while presenting a sturdy raised performance hood with an aggressive appearance , custom half-doors and the Sky One-touch by Wrangler powertop, with removable side panels for total freedom in the open air.
Inside, the Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept includes rich, rock-red leather-reinforced seats with gold stitching, as well as a performance steering wheel.
Built on almost 80 years of legendary heritage, the Jeep is an authentic SUV with first-rate capabilities, know-how and versatility for people looking for extraordinary trips. The Jeep brand offers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full range of vehicles that continue to offer owners a sense of security to manage any trip with confidence.
The Jeep range of vehicles includes the Cherokee, Compass, Gladiator, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler models. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside of North America are available in left and right hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Jeep is part of the brand portfolio offered by the global car manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. For more information on FCA (NYSE: FCAU / MTA: FCA), please visit www.fcagroup.com.