Defender V8 v Jeep 392 v AMG G63 v X7 M50: DRAG RACE

The Jeep got them all off the line. It held it's own till the 99mph limiter kicked in. I was quite impressed considering it was the only one on off road tires too. I suspect the XR may have done a tad better. Considering all the other cars are $125k+, the jeep is a good bargain imho.
 
What really unimpressed me about these folks (but the Video itself is sure fun) is that not one of these so-called car buffs knew enough to know that the Wrangler is electronically capped at 99. Bump that to the 112 of the XR and these vehicles would run neck and neck all day long, which makes the $80k Jeep a bargain over the $125+ "luxos"

And none of those could hold a candle to the Jeep off-road!
 
What really unimpressed me about these folks (but the Video itself is sure fun) is that not one of these so-called car buffs knew enough to know that the Wrangler is electronically capped at 99. Bump that to the 112 of the XR and these vehicles would run neck and neck all day long, which makes the $80k Jeep a bargain over the $125+ "luxos"

And none of those could hold a candle to the Jeep off-road!
Nor did they realize the Jeep does have launch control - so - they didn't use it and it still launched best out of the 4. Additionally, the Jeep driver probably should not have used the paddle shifters, losing time as he's attempting to figure out the best shift points. Transmissions are so advanced nowadays it's best to just let the computer handle all the shifting. My 2 cents...
 
The X7 didn't' belong in the comparison.

The Jeep by far is the most impressive performance wise and best value.

1) Limited to 99mph but still runs close even though it is topped out.
2) Fastest off the line which will probably make it unbeatable on the street by these cars
3) Only truck using off road tires, suspension, etc. The other three are set up for optimal street performance.
4) Not using the quickest version of the car
5) You can get the Jeep for $80k. You'd be hard pressed to find a Defender under $125k and that may be optimistic. The G63 is $200k. X7 is $125k easy optioned out.

Granted, the other three have far nicer interiors, but none of them are cars you'd actually use for anything other than the street. For me, I actually want a car with just a touch of lux inside but still retains the utilitarian vibe, but not so luxurious you don't want to get it dirty.
 
My 392 will eventually have a tune and 31 or 32 inch diameter tires, taking full advantage of the 4:56 gears that come with the XR. Lots of Ferraris and Lambo's around here to surprise. It's also a convertible that's not afraid of flood water.
SHOJEEP
 
My 392 will eventually have a tune and 31 or 32 inch diameter tires, taking full advantage of the 4:56 gears that come with the XR. Lots of Ferraris and Lambo's around here to surprise. It's also a convertible that's not afraid of flood water.
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Can you imagine dusting a ferrari with a rig that looked like this?
These jeeps are quicker than they have any right to be off the line. Has to make these mustang, camaro and vette owners just scratch their heads.
 
The X7 didn't' belong in the comparison.

The Jeep by far is the most impressive performance wise and best value.

1) Limited to 99mph but still runs close even though it is topped out.
2) Fastest off the line which will probably make it unbeatable on the street by these cars
3) Only truck using off road tires, suspension, etc. The other three are set up for optimal street performance.
4) Not using the quickest version of the car
5) You can get the Jeep for $80k. You'd be hard pressed to find a Defender under $125k and that may be optimistic. The G63 is $200k. X7 is $125k easy optioned out.

Granted, the other three have far nicer interiors, but none of them are cars you'd actually use for anything other than the street. For me, I actually want a car with just a touch of lux inside but still retains the utilitarian vibe, but not so luxurious you don't want to get it dirty.
Well said and I'll just add one more point:
6) The Jeep 392 in the video has the best looking IMO and you can take the top off to go even crazier.
 
I do love the G63... was going to buy one but prices got so crazy that my mind drifted to the 392 and I actually find it more interesting/unique than the G63 here in LA. I'll see at least 20-30 G63s for every 1 392 wrangler I see around here.
 
Like I commented on another forum, this competition is ridiculous because the Jeep 392 was developed to compete with the Ford Bronco here in the states. It was never meant to be competition for high performance European SUV's with turbos and other race components. The simple, naturally aspirated 392 does what it's meant to do- stomp the Bronco into dust. And it does it handily. I wish I had a YouTube account so I can post this comment on the video. Can someone do that for me please? LOL
 
I have test driven 2 of those vehicles in past year - G63 and the BMW and those are both awesome rides....the 392 is just more fun IMHO. It is more fun not because I think it is faster and think things were stacked against the 392 in this test (clearly it is not faster on the street). It is more fun because it feels more like I am driving it rather than riding in it.......for those that like to drive, you know what I mean. Those super powerful and super-tuned Euro SUVs are fantastic but they are too fantastic.....too easy to drive fast, too controlled by all the electronic gizmos and you just don't feel like you are part of the vehicle like you do with the 392. With the others, if you make a mistake you can count on all the wizardry to help you out and get you back in line, but with the 392 you feel all the limits and it let's you know if you don't control it, you will soon be out of control. That to me is more of a driving experience!! having said that, the older model G65 is the one I would have if they weren't so stupid expensive at this point
 
Considering what theyre comparing here... a Jeep Trackhawk would have fit in better.. and left every one of those seeing taillights
I've watched their GC Trackhawk drag race before:

This one with Jeep 392 is different for sure. So many nice cars, Jeep 392 is a Jeep of course.
 
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I had a 2021 G63 and currently have a 2021 Urus. The G rode like shit on the highway but was pretty darn cool and luxurious. I sold it and don't miss it. The Urus is in a different league but different enough it's nice having it and the jeep. The 392xr to me is just freaking fun, I have driven almost every day since I bought it. It's my go to every day regardless of performance.
 

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I had a 2021 G63 and currently have a 2021 Urus. The G rode like shit on the highway but was pretty darn cool and luxurious. I sold it and don't miss it. The Urus is in a different league but different enough it's nice having it and the jeep. The 392xr to me is just freaking fun, I have driven almost every day since I bought it. It's my go to every day regardless of performance.
Damn nice rides…….your opinion on vehicles definitely holds some validity I certainly can’t match…..thanks for the insight!!
 
I have test driven 2 of those vehicles in past year - G63 and the BMW and those are both awesome rides....the 392 is just more fun IMHO. It is more fun not because I think it is faster and think things were stacked against the 392 in this test (clearly it is not faster on the street). It is more fun because it feels more like I am driving it rather than riding in it.......for those that like to drive, you know what I mean. Those super powerful and super-tuned Euro SUVs are fantastic but they are too fantastic.....too easy to drive fast, too controlled by all the electronic gizmos and you just don't feel like you are part of the vehicle like you do with the 392. With the others, if you make a mistake you can count on all the wizardry to help you out and get you back in line, but with the 392 you feel all the limits and it let's you know if you don't control it, you will soon be out of control. That to me is more of a driving experience!! having said that, the older model G65 is the one I would have if they weren't so stupid expensive at this point

I feel the same... the 392 makes me feel a little more in control (while out of control) ... closer to a muscle car than anything Ive driven in the last 20 years.
 
On the forum I'm on for G63s there is a thread of folks who have purchased the 392. Its interesting how many people cross shop a wrangler and a g63 (as I said above I was one of them). High complements for the 392 because the AMG G class is an exceptional vehicle....
 
On the forum I'm on for G63s there is a thread of folks who have purchased the 392. Its interesting how many people cross shop a wrangler and a g63 (as I said above I was one of them). High complements for the 392 because the AMG G class is an exceptional vehicle....

I've been saying the 392 is basically a more realistic G Wagon alternative. Realistic in that the pricing isn't out of this world and retains the retro / utilitarian off road aesthetic. Jeep should offer a lux package to spruce up interior. Doesn't need to be over the top with massaging seats and sh!t but recognizing some may just want a more refined interior and aren't taking their jeep to the trails.
 
I've been saying the 392 is basically a more realistic G Wagon alternative. Realistic in that the pricing isn't out of this world and retains the retro / utilitarian off road aesthetic. Jeep should offer a lux package to spruce up interior. Doesn't need to be over the top with massaging seats and sh!t but recognizing some may just want a more refined interior and aren't taking their jeep to the trails.
And some advanced security features like hood alarm, hood internal lock, motion alarm ...
 
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