Who wouldn’t want a Jeep Gladiator pickup with four-figure power?
As the world salivates for Jeep’s new Gladiator that’s now showing up on dealer lots as we speak, Texas tuner Hennessey has installed a Hellcat V8 under the hood of one example and cranked the loud button far past eleven. In fact, they’ve cranked it all the way to 1000.
Called the Maximus 1000, its ingredients are as follows: take one stock Gladiator, bin the powertrain, and jack it up six inches. Add in a bit of spice in the form of a supercharged 6.2L V8 Hellcat engine and shake vigorously. Serves four anxious passengers and one grinning driver.
In addition to the 1000 horsepower, the Maximus also produces a prodigious 933lb.-ft of torque. Hennessey upgrades the ECU and wiring harness, plus the rad and fuel system in an effort to handle all that Hellcat power. They also add a stainless steel exhaust which will undoubtedly be loud enough to wake the dead. Massive BFG off-road rubber is wrapped around 20-inch wheels. Custom bumpers and a raft of LED lights round out the package.
It’s remarkable we live in a world not only where one can buy a Jeep truck with 1000 horsepower but also that such a machine is covered by a three year warranty. Production is very exclusive and limited to just 24 units.
The complete cost for the MAXIMUS 1000 is $200,000 US Dollars which includes a base Jeep Gladiator truck. How generous of them. Production will begin in July and build time for each vehicle will be approximately four months. The company plans to build two units per month.
If you’ve a couple hundred grand burning a hole in your pocket, or have just hit the Powerball, hit up the crew at Hennessey for this particularly fantastic brand of lunacy.