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It’s no secret that off-road American behemoth automaker Jeep® loves the outdoors.
Lately, Jeep has been exploring alternative models and transmission methods while staying true to its adventurous roots. The introduction of the 2019 Jeep Gladiator back in 2018 is arguably what kicked things into gear—in an unorthodox way.
Traditionally, the brand is known for its rugged, 4×4 capable off-road Wrangler and SUVs, but soon, a new world will collide with that of Jeep’s territory to create the all-new 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392.
“392” is a term that is largely associated with American muscle car automaker Dodge.
Considering both brands operate under the Stellantis umbrella the intra-brand parts and spec trading is not a surprise. Back when Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) was its own brand before the January merger with Groupe PSA, Dodge shared its powerful engines with other brands in the group.
Now in 2021, the pair have done it again and the classic Jeep Wrangler Rubicon will be sporting a massive 392-cubic-inch 6.4L HEMI V8 engine, making it the quickest and most powerful Wrangler ever produced.
The collaboration will merge the two worlds of high-speed performance and power with the precision of handling off-road terrain, all weather conditions, and more.
Under the hood, the 392 Rubicon will be pushing 470 horsepower, 470lb-ft of torque, allowing the vehicle to accelerate from 0-60 mph in roughly 4.5 seconds and complete the quarter-mile in 13.0 seconds. That’ll be enough to impress your friends on the trail.
Similar engine sharing swaps in the past include the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk which housed the same engine that powered the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.
Also, Ram trucks got an engine power overhaul. Once a part of the Dodge family, Ram managed to pull off serious numbers with the 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 engine into the 2021 Ram 1500 Rebel TRX. With the addition of the Dodge engine, the Ram 1500 TRX managed to become the quickest, fastest, and most powerful half-ton truck in the world.
But like all nice things in this world, this mesh of power and off-roading comes with a lofty sticker price… The 2021 Jeep Rubicon 392 will start at an MSRP of $73,500 (plus destination fee). And the gas won’t come cheap either considering the EPA estimated mileage of 13 MPG combined. Yikes.
This ride is expected to hit showrooms very soon, therefore, if you’d like to purchase one or find out more information on how to get your hands on one when they launch, visit Aventura Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram.
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Terry is an avid Nascar fan who grew up attending races at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, just down the road from his hometown of China Grove, NC. Terry currently resides in Wellington and has been writing for 15 years. He also enjoys watching the Road Runner Looney Tunes cartoon with his two sons in his spare time.