We love watching monster trucks like the Ram 1500 TRX battle the Ford F-150 Raptor, and now midsize options could enter the ring. The Jeep Gladiator might become a totally new type of beast. Warn the Ford Ranger Raptor because the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon 392 could be on the way.
The Jeep Gladiator Rubicon 392 could be ready to roar
We’ve been busy tracking clues about the Easter Safari. This is where Jeep releases some of the most exciting concepts, such as the Jeep Magneto, which is a fully-electric manual Jeep Wrangler.
However, according to The Truth About Cars, a teaser for the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon 392 may have just dropped. A silhouette of a Gladiator appeared with beefy-looking accessories and a Rubicon-392 style hood.
Placing the massive 392 engine in the Gladiator would cause havoc at the fuel pump, but it would also up this truck’s desert racing game. Plus, it would even the playing field against the new Ford Ranger Raptor.
What to expect with the Gladiator Rubicon 392
If the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon 392 is on the way, then expect it to arrive with a powerful punch. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 is equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 HEMI with 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.
Because of the Gladiator’s weight and size, this engine may pump out less power. But it will still be one incredible upgrade. The Wrangler Rubicon 392 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 4.0 seconds, so the truck could fly.
The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor uses a 3.0-liter V6 engine with 392 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. But this engine might not be available in the United States.
It has only been confirmed for other markets with less strict emission standards, even though it’s the same engine found in the Ford Bronco Raptor.
When the Ranger Raptor arrives ahead of the competition, it could leave the Toyota Tacoma and Chevy Colorado ZR2 in the dust. But the Gladiator Rubicon 392 could challenge it to pick on a truck its own size.
The Ford Ranger Raptor has plenty of goodies like 3.1-inch Fox Racing adaptive shocks, 17-inch Beadlock capable wheels, 33-inch BF Goodrich K02 all-terrain tires, a two-speed transfer case, and front and rear locking differentials.
When will we learn more about the Gladiator Rubicon 392?
We could see the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon 392 concept in a few weeks at the Easter Jeep Safari. This event will take place between April 9 to April 17 in Moab, Utah. It’s where Jeep enthusiasts go out on off-roading trails and celebrate all things Jeep.
The Gladiator Rubicon could show up for testing on the trails. This would give people the chance to possibly sit behind the wheel. Also, Jeep uses this event to gauge customer reactions to new concepts.
If fans like the truck, we hope production starts soon. We would like for another truck to rival the Ford Ranger Raptor. However, the Ranger Raptor will arrive in other countries before America.
This means that the Gladiator Rubicon 392 could have plenty of time to catch up. We will keep you updated as we learn more about both of these monster trucks.