Wrangler fans have been clamoring for a V8 engine for decades, and hopefully they’ve been saving as Jeep has announced the Wrangler Rubicon 392 Launch Edition will cost a staggering $73,500.
That’s more than twice as much as the entry-level Wrangler and it’s even more expensive than the 702 hp (523 kW / 712 PS) Ram 1500 TRX.
Putting aside the massive price tag, the Wrangler Rubicon 392 Launch Edition aims to be the ultimate Jeep as it features a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 pumping out 470 hp (350 kW / 476 PS) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque. It’s connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a four-wheel drive system, which enables the model to run from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in just 4.5 seconds.
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The powertrain is just part of the story as the Wrangler Rubicon 392 has upgraded frame rails, a 2-inch factory lift kit and a unique suspension with FOX high-performance shocks. The model also sports an active dual-mode exhaust system and a functional hood scoop which is connected to a “tri-level Hydro-Guide” air intake. The latter filters out water at up to 15 gallons (57 liters) per minute and enables the vehicle to traverse depths of up to 32.5 inches (826 mm).
On top of that, the Wrangler has signature bronze accents and heavy-duty Dana 44 axles with electronic locking differentials. Other highlights include an electronic front sway bar disconnect and 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels wrapped in 33-inch tires.
Moving into the cabin, the Launch Edition has leather sport seats with unique bronze contrast stitching. Other highlights include an 8.4-inch infotainment system and a performance steering wheel with paddle shifters.
While the model comes nicely equipped, there are a handful of options including dual door and dual top groups, a power retractable soft top, a trailer tow package and an off-road camera system.
If the price tag hasn’t scared you off, you can look forward to the Wrangler Rubicon 392 arriving at dealerships later this quarter.
Note: Prices exclude a $1,495 destination charge