The new Jeep Wrangler Magneto 2.0 outputs 625 horsepower and 850 ft lbs of torque.
Building off of last year’s concept design, the new Jeep Wrangler Magneto 2.0 has officially been revealed and can go from zero to 60 in just two seconds. Yes, you read that right. Jeep’s newest electric concept seems to be on the line of a high-performance sports vehicle rather than an all-electric off-roader.
Unveiled last Friday, the new Jeep Wrangler Magneto 2.0 is a lightning-fast, battery-powered take on the original Jeep Wrangler SUV. It’s very similar to the concept SUV that the American automobile marque showcased in 2021.
According to Jeep, the two-second zero-to-60 acceleration of the new Jeep Wrangler Magneto 2.0 matches Tesla’s Model S Plaid sedan, which is currently labeled as the fastest production vehicle in the world. Quite a big claim being that the Magneto is only just a design exercise to gauge market interest rather than being a production-ready model.
When it comes to specifications, the new Magneto has an all-electric drivetrain driven by an 800-volt battery pack. Though similar to its prototype prior to last year, the 2.0 version is built with a custom axial flux electric motor that can create 625 horsepower and 850 ft pounds of torque. That’s much more beef when compared to the earlier generation model which featured an electric motor producing 285 horsepower and 274 ft lbs of torque.
To accommodate the new powertrain, the chassis has been stretched by 12 inches and is equipped with a Pro-Rock Dynatrac 60 front axle, a Dynatrac 80 rear axle, a custom driveshaft, and off-road suspension. It also features a new carbon-fiber B-pillar, a bikini top, a three-inch raise kit, and 20-inch wheels with 40-inch knobby off-road tires.
Jeep parent company Stellantis‘ plans to spend $35 billion on electrification, software, and other technologies by 2025. While the Magneto 2.0 appears to be ready for production, it won’t be the first Jeep EV to leave the factory in the near future.
Check out the new Jeep Wrangler Magneto 2.0 in motion below.