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‘Sandstorm’? Sounds like a WWF wrestler… No idea why, but giving anything an overly-macho name immediately makes me think it’s a bit camp, and look for the irony. Tall people named ‘Tiny’, chihuahuas called ‘Fang’, that sort of thing. So when Jeep mentioned their Sandstorm Concept, I thought it might be a Renegade (Jeep’s smallest product, based on a Fiat 500X, mostly with front-wheel drive) special edition. Especially if you say ‘Jeep Sandstorm’ in a Power Rangers voice. Not here. So what is it then? The Sandstorm is a Wrangler with some serious upgrades. A 392 cubic-inch V8 (6.4-litre) sits up front, a crate motor nicked from the MoPar performance parts catalogue. You can pick up one of these engines for about $10k in the US, complete with around 485bhp and 475lb ft straight out of the literal box - the standard version of the reduced-stoke 6.2 Hellcat motor and without the supercharger. There’s a six-speed manual, a choice made for the simple reason that ‘it’s more fun’ according to the Jeep engineers, even if an auto would be more appropriate. Excellent.