- four of the 24 1000-hp hennessey maximus jeep gladiators have been built and sent to customers, the texas tuner says.
- the hellcat-powered jeep gladiators cost $225,000 and are equipped with a stainless-steel exhaust system, king off-road suspension, and bfg off-road tires.
- hennessey even took one of the trucks to the desert for testing and jumped it multiple times.
people are actually buying the 1000-hp hennessey jeep gladiator maximus. the hellcat supercharged 6.2-liter v-8-powered jeep pickup costs $225,000 and is limited to 24 units. four of those have already been delivered, hennessey says.
now that a few have been built, it's a perfect excuse for the texas tuner to show off the absolutely absurd behemoth of a thing. and like napoleon dynamite asking pedro, "you ever take it [his bike] off any sweet jumps?" we might be inclined to ask the same of hennessey. good thing they have.
the maximus 1000 is powered by a hellcat crate engine that makes, yeah, you guessed it, 1000 horsepower and 933 lb-ft of torque, and it's paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. an upgraded ecu, wiring harnesses, radiator, and fuel system are also installed, and a stainless-steel exhaust system makes it sound ready for battle.
in addition to the engine upgrade, the maximus is equipped with heavy-duty off-road axles and front and rear driveshafts, a king off-road suspension system with a six-inch lift, and dana 60 front and rear differentials. hennessey aluminum wheels are wrapped with bfg off-road tires, and the 1000-hp jeep also has drop-down running boards.