A new report is indicating Jeep is considering a Wrangler SRT8. It would reportedly feature a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 with 470 hp (350 kW / 477 PS) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque.
A new report is indicating Jeep is considering a Wrangler SRT8.
Citing a "well-placed and trustworthy tipster," MSN Autos is reporting American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) built a HEMI-powered Wrangler for Jeep CEO Mike Manley. While this sounds like an excellent executive toy, the website goes onto say that the SUV was built for evaluation purposes which implies the company is considering a production model.
Nothing is official, but the Wrangler was reportedly outfitted with the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 that produces 470 hp (350 kW / 477 PS) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque. This, as you're probably aware, is the same engine that will be used in the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 which is slated to be unveiled at the New York Auto Show.
We're not getting our hopes up, but Jeep is no stranger to stuffing HEMIs into Wranglers. Back in 2007, the company dropped a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 into a Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to create the Wrangler Ultimate concept for the SEMA Motor Show.
Note: Jeep Wrangler Ultimate concept pictured