Is Jeep bringing V8 Wrangler concept to life?

ByDean MellorNovember 17, 2020
Is Jeep bringing V8 Wrangler concept to life?

Could Jeep be actually working on a V8 Wrangler? If it’s latest Instagram post is anything to go by the answer is ‘yes’!

It appears as though Jeep is set to launch a V8 Wrangler after the 4X4 manufacturer posted a teaser video on Instagram with the hashtag #NotAConcept. You can check it out for yourself at this Instagram link.

Jeep revealed the Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept back in July 2020, sporting a 392 c.i. V8 Hemi engine making a claimed 335kW of power and 610Nm of torque which, Jeep said at the time, would be enough grunt for a 0-100km/h time of less than five seconds.

More importantly, the 392 Concept was packed with off-road hardware including Dana 44 axles with front and rear diff locks, 37-inch muddies and a Mopar 2-inch lift kit. As well as providing loads of traction, these mods resulted in a claimed 337mm of ground clearance, an 864mm water-fording depth, a 51.6-degree approach angle, a 29.5-degree ramp-over and a 40.1-degree departure angle.

Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept

Could the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept become a production vehicle?

Of course, there’s no guarantee that a production version of a Wrangler V8 will pack 335kW, but it would certainly be fun if it did. And even if it did, what would be the chance of the Wrangler V8 ever coming to Australia? Very slim, we reckon. But hey, never say never. After all, whodathunk Jeep Australia would have ever launched the 522kW/868Nm Grand Cherokee Trackhawk in Oz?

Would you like a Wrangler V8? Tell us in the comments section below.