After more than 40 years Jeep has introduced a V8 engine on the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon for the North American market. The new iterations are dubbed Wrangler Rubicon 392 where the ‘392’ in the moniker stands for the 392 Cubic-Inches Hemi engine, which is a displacement of 6.4-litres, for our readers living on this side of the pond. The brand has also announced that the 2021 Wrangler Rubicon 392 will go on sale in the North American market in the first quarter of 2021.
The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 is the most powerful, quickest and off-road capable Wrangler powered by a 6.4-litre V-8-Cylinder petrol motor that belts out 470 Hp of power and 637 Nm of torque matched to a TorqueFlite 8HP75 8-speed automatic gearbox and a Selec-Trac full-time active transfer case that is capable of propelling the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 from a standstill to 96 kmph (0-60 mph) and enthusiasts can take the Wrangler Rubicon 392 to the drag strip where it can do the quarter-mile in 13 seconds flat.
The Wrangler Rubicon 392 is not just fast on the road but it is also a hardcore off-roading tool and the Trail Rated powertrain features heavy-duty wide track Dana 44 axles with a 3.73 final drive ratio, a torque converter lockup control transmission, 17-inch Beadlock-capable wheels shod in 33-inch tyres as standard and a 2-inch lift. The brand also claims that nearly 75% of the peak torque on the Rubicon 392 is available just above engine idle speed that not only provides critical performance on-road but off-road as well especially while crawling up steep gradients
The Wrangler Rubicon 392 boasts to be the most-capable Wrangler with 10.3 inches (261mm) of ground clearance. Also, the Wrangler Rubicon 392 comes with improved suspension articulation featuring specially-tuned high-performance FOX aluminium monotube shocks bringing in more manoeuvrability and a water fording capability of 32.5 inches (825mm). The Wrangler Rubicon 392 also comes with 44.5-degrees of approach angle, 22.6-degrees of ramp/break-over angle and 37.5-degrees of departure angle.
The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 is available in 9 colour options – Bright White, Black, Firecracker Red, Sarge Green Metallic, Snazzberry Metallic, Billet Silver Metallic, Granite Crystal Metallic, Sting-Gray Metallic and Punk ’n Metallic. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 also features a functional hood scoop adopted from the Jeep Gladiator Mojave, more aggressive exteriors, front and rear tow hooks, trapezoidal wheel flares, bronze finished wheels, FOX Shocks’ decal outline that outlines the Jeep badge and the Trail Rated badge. The Interiors are finished in Black and feature an 8.4-inch screen with Uconnect that displays Jeep Off-Road data such as GPS coordinates, pitch, roll, altitude, drivetrain power distribution etc.