- jeep posted a photo on twitter showing a wrangler (or gladiator) with a "392" badge.
- this suggests it has a 6.4-liter v-8 engine under the hood, with somewhere around 485 horsepower.
- we should learn more about this special jeep soon.
it seems jeep is getting a bit jealous of all the attention the ford bronco is getting lately. the company posted a teaser image on twitter that's sure to garner some curiosity, as it shows a wrangler (or gladiator) with a "392" badge on the hood.
in fca parlance, 392 clearly denotes a 6.4-liter hemi v-8; this engine is found in 392 versions of the charger and challenger, as well as the durango srt, making around 485 horsepower. this wrangler also appears to have a huge hood scoop hinting at the extra power.
while jeep has created a few one-off v-8–powered wranglers over the years, it's never offered such a powerful engine option from the factory. the wrangler and gladiator currently offer three engine options: a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four with 270 horsepower, a 3.6-liter v-6 with 285 horsepower, and a turbo-diesel 3.0-liter v-6 with 260 horsepower.
we hope to learn more soon about just what jeep is hinting at with this photo.