Jeep's V8-Powered Wrangler Rubicon 392 Is Reportedly Driving Off Into the Sunset

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The most potent version of the JL generation Jeep Wrangler does not have a bright future ahead of itself. The Rubicon 392 might be going away for good, albeit not without a bang in the form of one last special edition.
According to a member of the JLWranglerForums, who got hold of an alleged leaked dealer document, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 is about to bite the dust. The company will supposedly celebrate it with the aptly named Final Edition, which only a few dealers will get.

To qualify for it, dealers will have to sell more cars in January 2024 than they did in the first month of last year, and if they do, they will be allocated a single build slot. As you can imagine, details surrounding the specification and how many will see the light of day are yet unknown, though we still know what to expect.

In all likelihood, Jeep will give its Wrangler Rubicon 392 Final Edition a few special touches inside and out, perhaps sprinkling the package with some exclusive logos. We wouldn't hold our breath for anything out of the ordinary, as chances are they will draw the line at new exterior colors, wheels, special upholstery in the cabin, and a few other bits and bobs.

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We are convinced it will retain the naturally aspirated 6.4-liter V8 engine under the hood in the exact same configuration. This means the lump will still pump out 470 horsepower (476 ps/350 kW) and 470 pound-feet (637 Nm) of torque, delivering it to the four-wheel drive system through an automatic transmission with eight forward gears.

Are you curious about how fast this model is? Well, despite not being nearly as powerful as the whining Hellcats, it can still sprint to 62 miles an hour (100 kph) in just 4.6 seconds. That is impressive for a vehicle with a gross weight of 6,400 pounds (~2,900 lbs). As for the quarter mile, it can deal with it in roughly 13 seconds from a standing start, the official spec sheet reveals.

The rumored Wrangler Rubicon 392 Final Edition should be even more expensive than the regular flavor. The normal one is already very pricey at $92,140, excluding the $1,895 destination charge. Check every box on the options list, and it will exceed the $100,000 mark. And that's before factoring in those greedy dealer markups, which will probably be very high on the alleged last one.

Killing a V8-powered model is always sad news, and we honestly thought the range-topping Jeep Wrangler would stick around for at least a few more years. If this report is correct, then we should see the Final Edition in the coming weeks, with the automaker likely prepping it as we speak.
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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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