If we’re about to descend into a Mad Max world, I’ll have the perfect vehicle for it. Jeep is dropping off a Wrangler 392 today.
Assuming they can find the gazzuline to make the trip.
This Jeep sucks oceans of it, to the tune of 17 MPG in Wasteland (open road) driving and 13 just piddling around. It’s the price of having 470 horsepower on tap – produced by the 6.4 liter V8 under this Wrangler’s hood.
It is the first V8-powered new Jeep Wrangler in a mighty long time. Regular Wranglers come with a 3.6 liter V6, or a turbo’d four – or a turbo-diesel V6. This one comes with the same V8 that’s been previously offered in SRT Dodge models like the Challenger/Charger 392. It is a bigger V8 than the Hellcat’s 6.2 liter engine – which has the Mad Max blower (not de-clutching) to make up for it.
It gets to 60 in 4.5 seconds – quicker than Mad Max’s Interceptor – and it can keep going where Mad Max’s Interceptor would be forced to stop. Or break, if it tried.
In addition to its mega-V8, the Wrangler 392 has mega clearance (10.3 inches) and a suspension that can articulate like a wolf spider over obstacles in its path. It rides on hunky all-terrain tires, has Dana 44 ultra-duty axles front and rear. You’d need treads to have more off-road gumption – and tanks can’t wolf spider over boulders.
This is just the roster of equipment that’ll come in handy when you see the Lord Humungous and Wez in your rearview.
The only thing missing from the roster is a pair of 50 gallon reserve tanks, to keep you going!
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