797 HP Hidden in a Two-Door Wrangler: Hellcat V-8 Swap

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This Jeep Wrangler Rubicon may appear plain on the outside, however it hides a notably boisterous powertrain beneath. The customary Pentastar V-6 was eradicated and replaced with a supercharged Hemi V-8 – the same type one can find in a Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye.

As indicated by Engine Swap Depot, this Wrangler was custom-built by Dakota Customs, a shop based in Rapid City, South Dakota that focuses on swapping Stellantis engines. It has a 797-hp Redeye-spec 6.2L engine linked to an 8-speed automatic transmission and a 2-speed transfer case, which will deliver power to the wheels through Tru-Lok Dana hubs at both ends.

This Wrangler recently showed up for sale on Bring a Trailer in September yet failed to be purchased at $53,750. Not surprisingly, the invoices accompanying the listing display that the conversion alone set someone back more than $56,000.

We’ve been viewing the short video that is included in the listing all morning, watching the Jeep taking off from a standstill.

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Redeye Hellcat

Amidst the ruckus, the real star of the show with this Wrangler is its subtle yet captivating appearance. Standing in the parking lot, you wouldn’t suspect the tremendous capability concealed beneath its hood. Two Demon patches on either side the fender adds a splash of colour to an otherwise unpretentious vehicle. We admire its modifications; particularly the colour-coordinated hardtop, the pulley, as well as the clutch of matte black 17″ Black Rhino tyres. Despite having no V8 engine, we still give props for its tastefully done up appearance.

Source: Engine Swap Depot

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