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Jeep unveils high-horsepower V8 Wrangler

November 17, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

2021 Jeep?? Wrangler Rubicon 392

Jeep unveiled the fastest and most powerful Wrangler the brand has ever produced. The new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 has a 470-horsepower 6.4-liter V8 engine and can go from zero to 60 miles an hour in 4.5 seconds.

(CNN)The new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 has a 470-horsepower 6. 4-liter V8 engine and can go from zero to 60 miles an hour in 4. 5 seconds.

This will be the first time in almost 40 years that the Wrangler or its predecessor, the Jeep CJ, has been offered with a V8 engine.

The last V8-powered Jeep CJ, with 124-horsepower, was offered for the 1981 model year.

Now the Jeep brand is owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU), and executives there said the new V8 Wrangler was created in response to clear customer demand.

Some Wrangler owners have modified their Jeeps by fitting V8 engines into them.

Many more have asked when Fiat Chysler would offer a V8 engine option, he said.

The Wrangler's basic design had to be modified somewhat to fit the bigger engine.

Besides 470 horsepower, the V8 engine can also produce 470 pound feet of torque, a measure of raw pulling power irrespective of speed.

Because it's still a Jeep Wrangler, Fiat Chrysler engineers were able to openly test drive prototypes of the Rubicon 392 on public trails alongside other off-road enthusiasts without attracting attention or questions.

The Rubicon 392 will give Jeep something its rival Ford does will not offer, at least for the time being, in its new Bronco.

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