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.”

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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