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The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 is a combination of two American icons in one package. The American manufacturer, for the first time in its off-roader’s 34-year history, has slotted its Hemi V8 engine into the Wrangler.

6.4-litre Hemi V8makes the Rubicon 392 the fastest Wrangler ever made
Does the 0-100kph sprint in 4.5s
Receives a host of suspension upgrades, adding to its off-road capabilities
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 engine and power
Called the Wrangler Rubicon 392, the number referring to the engine’s capacity in cubic inches, the new 4×4 uses a 6.4-litre version of the revered naturally aspirated petrol V8.

Offered in four-door form only, it’s claimed to manage 0-100kph in 4.5sec – the same as the far pricier, Mercedes-AMG G63.

No manual gearbox will be offered, with the sole transmission option an eight-speed automatic, putting power through a full-time four-wheel drive system.

Jeep also claims a quarter-mile sprint time of 13.0s, making the Rubicon 392 by far the fastest Wrangler made. A two-mode quad-exhaust system aims to ensure it has a soundtrack to match.