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V8-Powered Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Spied a Week After the Concept Debut

Car and Driver spies caught the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon on the road.

The vehicle is wearing the hood of the Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept. Jeep unveiled the 392 a week ago, symbolically on the same day with the rivaling Ford Bronco.

It means the company could test a 6.4-liter eight-cylinder Chrysler Hemi (hemispherical combustion) gasoline engine that delivers 450 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque.

Customers request for the potent V8 Wrangler Rubicon, and its production version arrival is possible, since Jeep has begun testing. It’s only a matter of time, awaiting for official news.

The 392 concept accelerates from zero to 60 mph in less than 5.0 sec., so, the same can be expected from the series model.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has a testing facility in Florida, and, not by chance, there is the Florida plate on the test vehicle’s back. We can’t see, but the spies have not overlooked.

The company still has work to do to adapt the V8 engine to the Jeep Wrangler in its trade version, meaning some upgrades in the engine mounts and the frame.

Jeep’s head does say they have the ability to make it happen. We’ll see, and keep an eye on the model.

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