• Caught On Camera: Jeep Wrangler JL Prototypes Drag Race in the Dunes [Video]

    Jeep Wrangler JL Spied Dune Bashing in Michigan

    More big news surrounding the much-anticipated 2018 Wrangler JL after the Engine Choices, Packages and Options were Leaked earlier this week. This time, we get to see and hear some of this new technology in action.

    [Photo: Amber Weatherford]
    Special thanks to eagle-eyed TFL viewer Amber Weatherford for sending us these video clips and images. She managed to capture six prototype Jeeps testing at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes near Hart, MI. Most of the vehicles looked to be 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL prototypes. However, they also had a current Wrangler JK there for comparison. FCA brought out a new Ram prototype plus a Jeep Cherokee prototype to do testing as well.

    [Photo: Amber Weatherford]
    In the video we can see the test vehicles do some old vs new drag races on the dunes. The Wrangler JLs sounded like they may have been utilizing a new 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Be sure to listen for yourself. Lastly, Amber let us know that the prototypes were all running on Goodyear Duratrac tires, rather than the BFG Mud/Terrains that we were expecting for the 2018 model.

    [Photo: Amber Weatherford]
    Please comment below and let us know what you think of this hard core off-road testing.

    Also, if you have any spy photos or videos, please be sure to send them into info@tflcar.com. We are always looking for more spy photos and prototype videos and the help from our viewers is much appreciated!

    Be sure to stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more news regarding the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL.

    Michael Curtis
    Michael Curtis
    Michael has always had a passion for things with four wheels and an engine. His parents often joked that his first word was "Porsche." He currently spends his time as a Communications student at CU Boulder and writes for TFL as an intern trying to learn the ways of the automotive journalist. In his spare time, he attends all the local Cars and Coffee events he can possibly make time for.

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    3 thoughts on “Caught On Camera: Jeep Wrangler JL Prototypes Drag Race in the Dunes [Video]

    1. Hopefully TFL was up in Silverthorne/Dillon CO today. I saw 2 camo’d Wranglers that looked exactly like this one doing towing tests up the Ike!

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