Jeep currently has no plan of offering a V8-powered Gladiator truck, but Hennessey Performance are looking to do exactly that. Under the hood of this Maximus 1000 truck will be a modified 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 that develops 1,000 hp and 933 lb-ft of torque, according to Hennessey.
This truck has many other customized touches. This includes a suspension lift, special wheels and tires, off-road bumpers, LED lights, and more. The truck will get a 6-inch lift. The wheels are 20 inches in diameter, and all of the monstrous power will be delivered to the wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Naturally, this craziness will not come cheap. The Maximus 1000 price stands at an even $200,000. Hennessey says production will start in July 2019. The company will be able to produce two of these trucks per month, but each truck will take four months to complete from start to finish.
Production run will be limited to 24 trucks (about one year production run).
If you want one, the soonest you may be able to get one should be October 2019. Hmm…. It will be just in time for SEMA 2019 show in Las Vegas. We are looking forward to seeing this crazy creation.
Let us know what you think about this in the comments below. Should they just Hellcat everything, or does the Maximus 1000 sounds just too nuts.
Here is a stock 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon towing a maximum load up and down the Ike Gauntlet – World’s Toughest Towing Test.