Bruiser Conversions, a Florida-based tuning company that specialises in the upgrading of Jeep Wranglers, has lifted the wraps off its latest offering, the Honcho.

Based on the outgoing JK platform that underpins the four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, the Honcho is offered with the choice of two powertrains: a 368 kW V8 petrol engine from General Motors (yes, the same basic 6,2-litre unit found in the Corvette Stingray) and a 2,8-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel from the folks over at Cummins, sending 120 kW to all four wheels.

Still not hardcore enough? Tick the requisite options box and the American company will add even more power to the V8 version, cranking it up to a whopping 515 kW.

To match its newfound power, the body of this tuned Wrangler is aggressively styled, particularly in this grey paintwork with Gorilla front clip and optional beadlock wheels.

Other items included in the base price of $40 000 (which is around R617 000 in local money) is the extension of the Wrangler's frame (and its fuel and electrical systems), plus a removable hard top. Options include BFGoodrich Krawler TA rubber, Teraflex Falcon shocks, a Warn Zeon 10s winch and a variety of lighting solutions.

Author: Marius Boonzaier
Bruiser Honcho