Drive Wire: Hendricks Is Developing a Jeep Wrangler for the Military

NASCAR powerhouse Hendrick has developed a prototype Jeep Wrangler that’s fit for military use. They’re calling it the Hendrick Commando. The most significant modification is a 2.8 liter diesel 4-cylinder engine that meets military fuel standards, meaning it can run on JP8 jet fuel if necessary. Of course the design can also accommodate everything else necessary from radio equipment to gun mounts. If Hendrick gets the contract, the commando would enjoy the benefits of manufacturer platform support. We’d just enjoy seeing Jeep come full-circle and back in military service again.