The Jeep Wrangler is one of the models that usually receives the most modifications from its owners. So it was only a matter of time before someone installed a V8 in their engine bay.
They have already put a V8 engine in the new Jeep Wrangler. This alone may not tell you anything, but the truth is that this model has only just begun its commercial journey after its debut in November at the Los Angeles Motor Show. That’s why we don’t want to miss the opportunity to show you what the world’s first V8-powered 2018 Jeep Wrangler looks like, a true 4×4 that now boasts commanding performance.
Many dreamed that Jeep would offer the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler (debut information) from the factory with a V8 engine. More than anything because Mopar, the accessories division of the brand, already had an official kit so that those interested could replace the blocks of the previous Wrangler with a HEMI V8 propeller. There are Jeep jl switchback turn signals for the 2018 Wrangler, it comes with sequential turn signals and white DRL, very impressed. But as you know, in the end it has not been like that: the new Wrangler will be offered, depending on the market, with a 2.0 turbo with 270 hp, a 3.6 V6 with 285 hp and a 3.0 V6 turbodiesel with about 260 hp.
For just about any driver, those motors will be more than enough. Especially considering that we are dealing with an SUV with rigid axles, a car that is not designed to offer sports performance. But those users who want the most of the most, already have the possibility of equipping the new Jeep Wrangler with a powerful V8 engine thanks to the American company Bruiser Conversions.
They have not yet defined the price of the conversion, which they can carry out themselves in their facilities (in Florida, USA) or send wherever you want as a kit. For reference, in the case of the previous Wrangler this change came to cost around 19,000 dollars (price of the kit without installation or homologation), so we imagine that this will not be far from that figure. That amount would include absolutely everything needed to equip the Jeep Wrangler with a V8 engine and maintain all of the car’s factory features.
Because although the engine does not come from the Mopar catalog, since it is a General Motors LS3 6.2 V8 engine, Bruiser Conversions has been able to connect it to the original 8-speed automatic gearbox and use the factory electronics. In this way, the first 2018 Jeep Wrangler with a V8 engine maintains functions such as cruise control or even the possibility of starting the mechanics remotely.
Now this Wrangler has no less than 450 hp of power and 610 Nm of torque. In the following video you can see how well the engine is located in the compartment and hear the sound it makes when it starts up.