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Rugged ride

July 29 - August 4 , 2020
Gulf Weekly Rugged ride

Jeep enthusiasts can rejoice. Their wish has finally come true, a new Wrangler boasting more power and torque to help conquer any terrain with ease, writes Mai Al-Khatib-Camille.

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept is powered by a 6.4-litre (392 cubic-inch) V8 engine that delivers 450 horsepower and 450lb-ft of torque and a 0-100 km/h time of less than five seconds. The rugged ride features Dana 44 axles, a full-time two-speed transfer case, electric front and rear axle lockers, 37-inch mud-terrain tyres and a Jeep Performance Parts 2-inch lift kit from Mopar combined with suspension enhancements. The four by four also has a more-robust eight-speed transmission to deliver the ultimate fun-to-drive vehicle with more off-road capability than ever found in a Jeep Wrangler brand.

To accommodate the power, the new Concept features upgraded engine mounts and a modified frame. Suspension upgrades include new aluminum, monotube Fox shocks for improved damping and heat dissipation. A two-mode exhaust alters the performance sound at the touch of a button. It also boasts Rubicon rock rails, steel bumpers with a Warn winch and a steel belly pan – all added to help navigate the toughest off-road terrains. 

The all-terrain tank looks fierce in granite crystal exterior paint and adorning bronze accentuated tow hooks, badging, springs, shocks and wheels. It also features a heavy-duty raised performance hood with an aggressive appearance, custom half doors and Wrangler’s Sky One-touch powertop, with removable side panels for complete open-air freedom.

As for the interior, there are rich red rock-coloured leather bolstered seats with gold stitching, along with a performance steering wheel.

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