By Shereen Shabnam
Built on nearly 80 years of legendary heritage, Jeep remains the authentic SUV with leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The last time the most recognizable vehicle on the planet was offered with a V-8 engine was in the 1981 Jeep CJ and Jeep enthusiasts have since been clamoring for a V-8 powered production Wrangler in recent years, and the new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept is an indication they may soon get their wish.
The new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept features Granite Crystal exterior paint adorned with Bronze accentuated tow hooks, badging, springs, shocks and wheels while featuring a heavy-duty raised performance hood with an aggressive appearance.
It boasts custom half doors and Wrangler’s Sky One-touch powertop, with removable side panels for complete open-air freedom. Unique interior features Red Rock-colored leather bolstered seats with gold stitching, and a performance steering wheel.
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept’s V-8 engine amps up Jeep fun-to-drive quotient and Trail Rated 4×4 capabilitywith a6.4-liter V-8 engine with 392 cubic-inches of displacement results in 450 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque, and a 0-100 km/h time in less than 5 seconds.
The Jeep brand’s exclusive Trail Rated criteria have been enhanced with the Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept. The robust 8-speed transmission improves drivability, massive low-end torque, 3.73 gear ratio combine to deliver improved on-road performance and greater off-road capability.
The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence. The new Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept hence aims to deliver an incredible and unmatched level of fun-to-drive performance and capability, on- and off-road.