This week on the show Car guideour actors Antoine Joubert and Gabriel Gélinas try to drive a Jeep Wrangler 392 on the Mécaglisse route in Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci.
Jeep Electric is just around the corner with the Wagoneer S and Recon. At the same time, the American brand sells a car that is completely opposite to the powerful, but thirsty Wrangler Rubicon 392.
Power to save
“You can’t help but be amazed by this engine, but you have to admit that it’s a modified engine for a completely different car,” said Gabriel on the track. Indeed, the naturally aspirated 6.4-liter V8 develops 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.
“As for the dynamics, the engine is very heavy, you can hear it well in the front axle. Even if we make efforts to improve the handling on asphalt roads, it is still a suspended Jeep Wrangler that is controlled for off-road driving,” continues the journalist.
In terms of performance, we are talking about running from 0 to 100 km / h in just 5.1 seconds. In addition, the steering is unclear and the emergency braking is “small” due to the tires pointed off the road.
Suitable for the road
“When there’s dirt, mud, cracks … everything but asphalt, the Wrangler feels completely comfortable like a fish in water,” notes Antoine. He adds that it’s a fun combination of off-road driving, incredible performance and capability.
“You can separate the reinforcement bars front and rear, lock them independently. The suspension travel is really amazing for the Rubicon version,” concludes Antoine.
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