Type to search

Tags: ,

Introducing the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392

Jesse McGraw

Jeep has finally revealed everything we can expect to find in the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392, and boy is it worth the wait!

Possibly the Greatest Jeep so Far

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 performance enhanced - fcanorthamerica.com

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 – fcanorthamerica.com  |  Shop new Jeep Wrangler on Carsforsale.com

Jeep fans rejoice! A production V8 engine is being brought to the Wrangler line after almost 40 years. Currently being touted as “the most capable and powerful Wrangler yet,” Jeep finally has given us all the details on the new 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392. This thing looks and sounds like a beast, and it has the performance parts to back it up. I know the Jeep crowd has been wanting something like this for a while, so let’s jump into it. Here’s the scoop on everything we know about the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392.

A HEMI in a Wrangler

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 6.2L HEMI V8 engine - fcanorthamerica.com

For not having dropped a production V8 in a Wrangler in a long time, Jeep has totally redeemed themselves with the 6.4L HEMI V8 engine they shoved into this baby. Rated at 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque this thing is prepared to handle the mountains and the road. Jeep states that the Wrangler Rubicon 392 is capable of 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds while also being a peak rock crawler capable of conquering steep graded inclines. This 392 HEMI is composed of a cast iron cylinder block, aluminum heads, twin spark plugs per cylinder, hollow-stem intake valves, piston oil cooling jets, an active intake manifold, and sodium-filled exhaust valves. There’s also a fuel saver technology that deactivates a couple cylinders for gas mileage, but I’d probably be using all the ponies all the time in this Wrangler.

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 hood - fcanorthamerica.com
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 hood - fcanorthamerica.com

That hood scoop we see is fully functional helping that 6.4L HEMI suck in precious air for better performance. That’s a great sight to see, rather than the cosmetic gimmick hood scoops we’ve seen too often on other “sports” trim models. For the outdoorsman worried about debris from the elements entering the system, don’t fear. Jeep engineered the Hydro-Guide air intake system to keep debris clear of important internal components thanks to its tri-level ducting system and a series of drains. One of these drains is a one-way drain located in the air box that separates water away from the incoming air to the engine. As for snow, mud, or whatever else might cover the hood scoop, a secondary air path found within the actual integrity of the hood allows the engine to fully perform even with the scoop covered.

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Hyrdo-Guide - fcanorthamerica.com
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Hyrdo-Guide - fcanorthamerica.com

The engine on the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 is paired with a TorqueFlight 8HP75 8-speed automatic transmission. This high-torque capacity transmission is capable of snappy shifting whether it’s being driven in town, hitting the elements, or full-bore accelerating to top speed. Shifting is controlled by a standard shift knob in the center of the vehicle or with racing inspired paddle shifters on the wheel. As with most off-road automatic transmissions, there are plenty of variable modes for different terrains, situations, or performance needs.

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 - fcanorthamerica.com
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 - fcanorthamerica.com

Two special calibrations being brought to the 392 model is the Torque Reserve and AMax shifting. We’ve already witnessed both of these functions in the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, and it helped that model be nice little road beast. AMax shifting helps maximize the forward torque of the vehicle by coordinating its shifting time and the engine’s torque management system. The Torque Reserve is an engine strategy used by dragsters to manage the flow of fuel to the cylinders while also controlling the spark advance in order to balance the engine’s rpms and torque. This in turn maximizes power and creates a perfect launch. Needless to say, this Wrangler is turning out to be quite the drag strip sleeper, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t stay true to its roots.

It Still Excels at Being a Jeep

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 - fcanorthamerica.com
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 - fcanorthamerica.com

So, while the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 has been specced as a fast-paced street ride, it still does what everyone expects a Jeep to do – go off-road. This Jeep has a ground clearance of 10.3 inches, has the ability to ford 32.5 inches of standing water, and has every improvement available to make it a potent rock climber straight from the factory. Its suspension is made up of the Jeep Wrangler’s proven five-link front and rear suspension and is fitted with high-performance FOX aluminum monotube shocks. The suspension is tuned specifically to this monster for on and off-road use, creating a great handling and comfortable ride.

RECOMMENDED:
The Best in Classic Car Designs
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 - fcanorthamerica.com
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 - fcanorthamerica.com

Jeep installed wide track, heavy-duty Dana 44 axles at the front and rear of the 392 with thick axle tubes and their Tru-Lok electronic locking differentials. The front sway-bar can electronically disconnect to maximize the suspensions travel when enduring grueling off-roading situations. The frame rails, front upper control arms, and the cast iron steering knuckles were all upgraded for the Wrangler Rubicon 392 to really take advantage of the immense power and torque its HEMI engine provides.

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 - fcanorthamerica.com
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 - fcanorthamerica.com

The Wrangler Rubicon 392’s brakes are heavy-duty and help control the 33 in. tires that are mounted on beadlock-capable 17 in. rims and covered by wide stance wheel flares. Like any Wrangler, all four of the wheels are working all the time. The Selec-Trac full-time, active transfer case provides four modes for the 4WD – auto, high, low, and neutral. These modes are utilized in conjunction with two systems to help in the off-road experience.

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 - fcanorthamerica.com
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 - fcanorthamerica.com

Off-road Plus helps the Wrangler gain traction by adjusting throttle, transmission shift points, and the traction control. This function creates top performance when traversing at high speeds on sand or at low-speeds while rock crawling. Then there’s Selec-Speed Control which works with 4WD low helping when traversing at low speed on off-road terrain without need to introduce brake or throttle from the driver. This mode is adjustable from 1-5mph and set by the driver.

The Same, But Different

The interior found in the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 is leather-clad like other top trim levels of the model. The leather seats feature upper side bolsters to keep occupants in place all while being comfortable and proudly displaying the Rubicon 392 logo. Jeep’s Uconnect 8.4 in. infotainment is integrated into the center of the dash with Jeep Off-road Pages installed, ready to provide all the stats and useful information while traversing the outdoors. The gauge clusters had to be adjusted for the larger engine and will feature updated numbering with a revised design. And don’t worry, just because this Wrangler is different under the hood and can accelerate like no other, the top still comes off just like the classics.

Mopar Available and Ready to Go

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 - fcanorthamerica.com

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 – fcanorthamerica.com  |  Shop new Jeep Wrangler on Carsforsale.com

Mopar has already stated that there are quality performance parts and accessories ready to install on the Wrangler Rubicon 392 from their catalog, so making it your own right at release won’t be an issue. Speaking of which, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 is slated to hit dealerships in January of 2021. So far, we don’t have an exact starting price, but for this kind of legendary performance found in a Jeep Wrangler, expect to pay a hefty price.

Related News Articles

The Striking New 2021 Kia Sorento SUV

The Hyundai N Line Is Coming

Worth Waiting? 2022 Kia Stinger

Tags:
Jesse McGraw
Jesse McGraw

Jesse's life-long car obsession began when he started collecting Hot Wheels as a child. He’s constantly keeping up with the latest car news and diving deep into automotive history. His automotive journey began with a rusty ‘99 Dodge Dakota held together by zip ties, only recently replaced by an impeccable 2014 Kia Soul. You can find him modifying and racing cars in video games when he’s not playing paintball or writing about cars.

  • 1

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Share
Tweet
Pin