Hennessey is bringing this 1,000 hp, hellcat-engined Jeep Gladiator Maximus to SEMA 2019 and it costs a lot of money!
SEMA 2019 is just around the corner and Hennessey doesn’t appear to have the patience to wait till the day the gates open. The Texas-based tuning shop has released the first batch of images of their SEMA superstar -- the Hennessey Maximus. That’s a Jeep Gladiator which has 1,000 hp of power to deploy.
Throwing out the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine and shoving in a 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 engine with an HPE1000 level tuning and an 8-speed automatic transmission, the Hennessey Maximus is perhaps the most insane off-roader to come out of the shop.
Boasting a massive 1,000 hp power output and 933 lb-ft torque, the Maximus Jeep Gladiator is also one bloody fast high-rider with 0-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds. While it may not be able to clock that on a broken surface, the 6-inch lift kit from King, heavy-duty off-road axles, Dana 60 front and rear differentials, and heavy-duty front & rear driveshafts will ensure that you come out in one piece, standing on those aluminum alloys shod with BFGoodrich off-road rubber.
The package is intimidating with custom bumpers, LED auxiliary lamps, running boards which drop down and that tall stance which will easily bully other cars on the streets. Interior gets a rich custom leather treatment so that you can savor that feeling in absolute comfort.
What’s the rice? That’ll be $225,000 and that’s the base price before you start opting for the additional good stuff in the options menu. And only 24 of its kind will be built by Hennessey in the limited production run.
We asked the good folks at Mechanic Guides about what they thought of the new Maximus Gladiator:
“At Mechanic Guides we are so excited for the launch of the Jeep Gladiator 2020. The Maximus Jeep Gladiator is a great example of what modifications are possible – the Maximus version right now represents the ultimate Jeep Gladiator and the guys over at Hennessey have done a great job on this one. If I had deeper pockets, I’d be ordering one!” – Adam, Mechanic Guides.
The Hennessey Maximus Jeep Gladiator will be unveiled to the public on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas at the Shell “Pioneering Performance” Experience (booth #60003). The badass truck can be ordered directly from Hennessey or through authorized Jeep dealers throughout the USA.
Mechanic Guides also did some research into the most popular truck by US state and the interest in the Jeep Gladiator is very clear. It’s worth checking out here.