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The Jeep Wrangler is more renowned for its off-road capability than its performance, but that doesn't mean you can't have the best of both worlds. This custom Jeep started life as a stock 2016 Jeep Wrangler JK before being transformed into a high-performance off-roader by Florida-based Jeep specialist Bruiser Conversions.
Under the hood, the Wrangler's 3.6-liter V6 engine has been replaced with a Kenne Bell 2.7 twin-screw supercharger strapped to an LS3 V8 crate engine from a Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro. This setup has boosted the output to 800 horsepower, which is nearly three times more powerful than the Wrangler's original output. Technically, this setup is capable of producing 840 hp, but it was detuned to 800 hp to make it useable on the road with regular pump gas.
All that power is sent through an Atlas 3.0 Twin Stick Transfer Case and a hydraulic steering system was developed for the Ultimate 60 axles, which feature 4.88 gears and Eaton lockers. The wild Wrangler rides on 20-inch Weld wheels wrapped in 38 x 13.50 Toyo Open Country Mud Terrains.
In addition to the massive power boost, it's also generously equipped with a bumper package that includes an aluminum winch guard front bumper, four-inch flare front tube fenders, hydraulic bump stops, and a Teraflex long arm suspension system with Falcon shocks. Inside, the modified Wrangler features a custom black and red leather interior, along with an eight-channel Cobra CB Boost Radio and a JL Audio sound system with two 12-inch subwoofers.
In total, the conversion originally cost $150,000, but the high-performance Wrangler is currently listed for sale by Mercedes-Benz of Draper via duPont Registery for $89,999. Since it rolled off the production line in 2016, it's racked up 31,000 miles, 10,000 of which were in the custom build.
Alternatively, if you want a cheaper V8-powered Wrangler Jeep will sell you a new Wrangler Rubicon 392 with a 6.4-liter V8 rated at 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, but pricing details haven't been confirmed yet. This will be the first time the Wrangler has been officially offered with a V8 in nearly 40 years when it arrives in dealers this spring.