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New 2021 Jeep Wranger Rubicon 392 Unveiled With 470-HP V8

Jeep did it, they put a V8 engine in a Jeep Wrangler

  • The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 reaches 60 mph in 4.5 seconds

  • It goes on sale early 2021

  • It is available only as a Rubicon trim and is higher than the current version


The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 isn’t just fast in a straight line, it can cross just about any terrain you put in front of it. It’s another one of those automotive oddities that could only come from FCA.

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 | Jeep

This is the same company that gave us a 710-horsepower Dodge Durango and the ridiculous Ram TRX. Now, it’s Jeep’s turn to get a model that doesn’t make any sense on paper, but that certainly makes any enthusiast giddy. The Jeep Wrangler 392 was teased earlier this year, and you could call it Jeep’s ultimate answer to the new Ford Bronco that hogged all of the attention in recent months.

Packing a 6.4-litre V8 that delivers 470 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 reaches 60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.5 seconds. It also gets an active exhaust with dual modes, meaning it will likely be as loud as it is powerful.

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 | Jeep

Needless to say, it’s the quickest Wrangler ever built. But it’s more than just a fast Wrangler.

It will be offered exclusively as a Rubicon model, which means its off-road capabilities will be on point. It’s wading depth is rated at 32.5 inches and has a 10.3-inch ground clearance, 0.5 inches less than the V6 Rubicon despite measuring an inch more in height.

Still, it comes with 33-inch BFGoodrich K02 all-terrain tires wrapped around 17-inch wheels, a full-time two-speed transfer case, Dana 44 axles with electronic locking differentials, electronic front sway-bar disconnect, and a 3.73 final-drive ratio. A 48:1 crawl ratio along with different drive modes including Off-Road are included.

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 | Jeep

Adding a V8 engine required a few structural changes, including strengthening the chassis with more steel and upgrading the front control arms. Cast iron steering knuckles were also added.

The top-of-the-line Wrangler 392 will also have some luxury goodies. Leather seats and an 8.4-inch centre touchscreen with Jeep Off-Road Pages (pitch and roll info, GPS, and power distribution) will be standard.

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 | Jeep

Visually, the most distinctive feature is the functional air intake on the hood called Hydro-Guide. The idea is to keep clean air flowing into the engine regardless of the conditions in which you are driving, and the system has a tri-level ducting system that can remove up to 15 gallons per minute from the air coming into the V8. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 392 will also feature distinctive bronze accents inside and out.

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 | Jeep

It will arrive on the market in early 2021.

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392

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Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur was studying to be a CPA when he decided to drop everything and launch a car website in 2012. Don't ask. The journey has been an interesting one, but today he has co-founded and manages 8 websites including EcoloAuto.com and MotorIllustrated.com as General Manager of NetMedia360. He also sits on the board of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. Send me an email

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