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Jeep Wrangler V8 392 Rubicon

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Saw this today while on the interwebs.  Looks like a concept for a Wrangler V8 392 Rubicon. I saw the Eco Diesel Rubicon was going for 65k or so, wonder how much this one will be if they even build it.

 

 

 

 

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I was laughing my butt off over the Jeep marketing team trolling the Ford Bronco in their teaser spot for it. 😁

 

 

 

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Jeep reps have said before that though the V8s fit into the JK, they never offered that because it didn't leave enough room for crumple zones and would fail safety tests... is the JL/JT engine bay that different?

 

i'm thinking they will announce an official swap kit for the JL/JT (motor mounts, wiring, etc.) to work with their Mopar crate 6.4 and/or 5.7 engines - that offloads liability onto the installer and bypasses the EPA (CAFE) and safety regs that govern new vehicle sales.

 

an official Mopar V8 swap kit would still be an exciting prospect since i'm sure you'd see quite a few dealerships offering brand new rigs with it pre-installed. i'd think a new dealer warrantied Hemi JLUR would easily fetch $85k though!

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Wow.  I suspect they won't have a hard time selling them no matter what the price premium is.  😮

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2021-jeep-wrangler-rubicon-392-139-16055

 

official specs are out: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a34671109/2021-jeep-wrangler-rubicon-392-specs-revealed/

 

confirmed powered by the powered by the 392 (6.4-liter) - 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, quarter-mile in 13.0 seconds - steering wheel paddle shifters included. available on Rubicon trim only, they beefed up the frame and some other areas to handle the power/weight, and it sits 1" taller than a normal Rubicon

 

the most surprising part IMO, it supposedly "will go on sale in the U.S. early next year and should cost just under $50,000".

 

with the frame/axle changes as well as engine weight, i wonder how much heavier overall it is and therefore how well it will handle in a rock garden?

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14 hours ago, gearhead said:

Wow.  I suspect they won't have a hard time selling them no matter what the price premium is.  😮

 

I saw on the JL Wrangler Forums that some "insider" expects the price of a V8 Rubicon to be north of $65K before you add any options. 🤑

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5 minutes ago, 4x4tographer said:

 

I saw on the JL Wrangler Forums that some "insider" expects the price of a V8 Rubicon to be north of $65K before you add any options. 🤑

 

that sounds much more realistic since i think even the current Rubicon goes for over $50k fully loaded.

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1 minute ago, 4x4tographer said:

 

I saw on the JL Wrangler Forums that some "insider" expects the price of a V8 Rubicon to be north of $65K before you add any options. 🤑

That's steep. That first pin stripe would hurt a little bit I think. Personally I would not want to spend that much on a rig then go out and give it trail rash and or beat it up. I am a little vain that way I suppose. That said, if someone would want to buy me one I would GLADLY take it!!   🤣 Maybe I need a sugar mama...🤔🤪

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Just now, theksmith said:

 

that sounds much more realistic since i think even the current Rubicon goes for over $50k fully loaded.

 

Oh absolutely correct. Once you start getting into the "dealer installed options" and the MOPAR factor 2" lift (which is hot garbage) they're hitting $65K-75K out the door, which is utterly insane.

 

It's madness to think how badly vehicle prices have risen over the last decade.

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