Hennessey Maximus 1000 Gladiator has a 1000hp Hellcat Heart

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Written by Shane McGlaun | May 30, 2019
Hennessey Maximus 1000 Gladiator has a 1000hp Hellcat Heart

The tuning experts at Hennessey Performance have unveiled what it calls the ultimate Gladiator, and it sure seems like an accurate description. The 2020 Hennessey Maximus 1000 is a 2020 Jeep Gladiator with the puny V6 pulled out, and a 6.2L Supercharged Hellcat V8 put inside. After Hennessey worked their magic, that engine now makes a Hellephant-esque 1000 hp and 933 lb-ft of torque.

Hennessey did all the supercharger, ECU, wiring, radiator, and fuel system upgrades needed to support that big V8. The truck has also been fitted with a stainless steel exhaust system, as well as custom front and rear bumpers, and LED lighting. It’s also been lifted by 6″, and given a suspension, wheel, and tire upgrade.

It rolls on Hennessey 20-inch wheels and BFG KD off-road tires. The size of the tires is unknown; we suspect a typo-in the truck’s specs in the Hennessey PR as it says 20-inch tires; with such a big lift we suspect they’re 37-inchers. Pricing for a completely built Maximus 1000 is $200,000, including the base Gladiator, and production starts this July. Just 24 of the trucks will be made.

Like other Hennessey vehicles and mods, the Maximus comes with a 3-year, 36,000 mile warranty.

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