Jeep introduces the V8-powered 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392. It carries the 6.4-litre V8, rated at 470 horsepower. Mated to the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission and Selec-Trac full-time active transfer case, it rockets from 0-60 mph (97km/h) in 4.5 seconds and the standing quarter-mile in 13.0 seconds.
This engine marks the first time in nearly 40 years a V8 has been a factory option for the Wrangler.
An active dual-mode exhaust is standard to deliver an exhilarating and unmistakable sound. The system engages automatically, opening valves in the exhaust system, under higher engine loads to reduce exhaust back pressure. The driver can also activate the system with the press of a button.
The dual-pipe performance exhaust system is finished off with unique quad exhaust tailpipes.
Trail Rated Wrangler Rubicon 392’s meshes with heavy-duty wide track Dana 44 axles, a 3.73 final drive ratio, transmission torque converter lockup control, a two-inch lift and standard 33-inch tires on 17-inch bead lock-capable wheels.
The result is the most-capable Jeep Wrangler ever with 10.3 inches (262mm) of ground clearance, improved suspension articulation and maneuverability, approach / breakover / departure angles of 44.5 / 22.6 /37.5 degrees and the ability to traverse up to 826mm of water.
“This is the most-powerful, quickest, most-capable Jeep Wrangler we’ve ever built,” says Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA North America. “The factory lift and abundant low-end torque from the V8 makes the Rubicon 392 the king of the hills, whether you’re rock crawling at low speeds or powering up an incline. And when pavement replaces dirt, Rubicon 392 makes quick work of the road.”