Jeep doesn’t offer its all-new 2018 Wrangler with a V-8, but a shop in Florida has remedied the situation, dropping a small-block Chevy under the hood. That didn’t take very long, did it?
Bruiser Conversions of Clearwater has announced that it’s offering V-8 conversion kits for the JL-generation Wrangler using a Chevrolet LS3 crate engine. The company says it uses Jeep’s factory ECU to control the engine and sync it with all the other systems in the car, which means the instrument panel, cruise control, push-button start, air conditioning, and all other electronics that were taught initially to talk to the Jeep’s stock powertrains. The conversion retains the Wrangler’s eight-speed automatic transmission. There’s no word on whether Bruiser will offer the package to manual-equipped trucks.
After you buy your own Wrangler, pricing for the kit is $24,500 for a 450-hp setup and $27,500 for a 500-hp setup. This includes all necessary conversion parts and labor, but the company also says it will offer DIY versions. We’re not gonna lie: We’d love to drive one.
This story originally appeared on Road & Track.