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450HP Jeep Wrangler 392ci HEMI V8 Spy Photos

Despite the menace of the new Ford Bronco, Jeep is fighting to keep the Wrangler model in enthusiast conversations. Around the same time as the Bronco reveal, Jeep teased their new concept, the Wrangler Rubicon 392. And here, we have the pre-production prototype caught on the street with no camouflage- which certainly seems like no accident by the FCA. One might think they are encouraging “spy photos” be published of the vehicle.

Jeep Wrangler 392 concept spy photos front

In the FCA’s defense, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 is very exciting. It’s the four-door version of the popular Wrangler platform sporting a 392ci (hence the name) HEMI V8 that produces 450hp and 450lb.-ft. of torque and rumors suggest an incredible sub-five second 0-60 mph time on the street.

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 V8 spy photo

Other buzz about the 4-wheeler say the production model will have an 8-speed automatic transmission that is true to the concepts. It should be a beast on the trails.

Jeep Wrangler 392 V8 concept spy photos side profile

At first glance, this may appear to be a standard Rubicon, but there are a few “tells.”

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 concept rear passenger side spy photo

The most obvious difference is the ram-air hood scoop (that matches with the reveal from a few days ago), but there are also beadlock wheels and an unusual-for-a-Jeep-Wrangler pair of dual-tip exhaust pipes that exit on either side of the tow hitch in the rear. So this could be very close to exactly what the production version will look like.

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 V8 concept spy photos

Click here to see what other ways Jeep is fighting off Ford and the new Bronco for off-road vehicle supremacy.

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