Hemi Wrangler, Anyone?

Jeep Wrangler Hemi

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Recent reports have given rise to hopes that Jeep will be putting a larger powerhouse under the hoods of future Wranglers.

These reports have indicated that Jeep’s president Micheal Manley has had a 6.4-liter Hemi 392 V-8 (470 hp) dropped into a Wrangler for evaluation of a future production model. This is not a new concept. Jeep first floated the idea in 2007 and AMC produced CJ5s and CJ7s with 5.0 liter V-8s. A Hemi should perform better than the AMC version, though updated street-oriented suspension might be in order to harness the added power.

Hopefully, the powers that be will deem it worthy of production and allow us mere mortals to enjoy the power that a Hemi would add to the Wrangler line-up.

Message to Micheal Manley: Stop teasing us!

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