Is Jeep planning a Hemi V8 Wrangler?

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Is Jeep planning a Hemi V8 Wrangler?

Post by scottm » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:21 pm

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Is Jeep planning a Hemi V8 Wrangler?
http://www.autoblog.com/2011/03/30/is-j ... -wrangler/
American Expedition Vehicles, a Jeep aftermarket conversion firm from Montana, recently stuffed a Chrysler 392 Hemi between the fenders of a Wrangler for Jeep CEO Michael Manley. This is the same 392 Hemi that powers the 470-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT8 392.

According to sources close to Chrysler, the 392-powered Jeep wasn't just built on a lark. Manley's Wrangler is apparently a mule for "executive evaluation." That's Chrysler speak for "they might build it." Manley's vehicle channels its 470 hp through a six-speed manual and will reportedly slide its back end in third gear with liberal application of the throttle. All we can say is this: Build it. Right now.
Sounds like a good idea to me! 8)

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