1,000 HORSEPOWER JEEP GLADIATOR MAKES PUBLIC DEBUT AT 2019 SEMA SHOW

Hennessey’s ‘Maximus 1000 Is Imposing And Exclusive

Ok, if you wanted confirmation that off-road performance is a flaming hot niche segment right now, look no further than the Hennessey Maximus 1000, a 1,000 HP version of the Jeep Gladiator off-road pickup truck.

Yep, that’s right, Hennessey Performance Engineering’s latest SEMA bound creation kicks out a steam-breathing 1,000 horsepower and 933 lb-ft of torque courtesy of a HPE1000 6.2L supercharged V8 Hellcat engine with the dial cranked to mental. The company hasn’t provided too many details regarding the powertrain upgrades on the Maximus 1000, but based on what HPE has done to the HPE1000 Grand Cherokee, it’s likely the engine features a massive 4.5L supercharger system with 14 psi of boost, a high-flow supercharger bypass valve, upgraded high-flow fuel injectors, boost-a-pump factory fuel pump upgrade, a high-flow air induction system, and a stainless steel exhaust system.

As with all Hennessey builds, the Maximus Jeep Gladiator will also receive HPE engine management upgrades, along with new wiring harnesses, cooling upgrades, and chassis dyno calibration. When it’s all said and done, the Maximus promises to sprint to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds.

On the beefier end of the equation, the Maximus also features heavy-duty off-road axles, Dana 60 Front & Rear Differentials offering a 4.88 gear ratio, along with heavy-duty front & rear driveshafts and a King off-road suspension system with a 6-inch lift. The whole thing rides on Hennessey Aluminum Wheels with 8-Lug Bolt Pattern and BFG Off-Road Tires.

Inside, there’s an upgraded leather interior with Hennessey and Maximus Embroidered Seats along with a numbered interior plaque. HPE says it plans to produce just 24 of these limited edition monsters–all of which will end up in the Middle East, guaranteed–for the equally exclusive price of $225,000 USD, which thankfully includes the purchase of a brand new 2020 Jeep Gladiator. Oh, and you get a 3 Year / 36,000 Mile Warranty.

If you’re interested, the Maximus can be ordered directly from Hennessey Performance or through authorized Jeep dealers across America. But considering there will only be 24 of them, you’re better off giving up.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Detroit Region SCCA Member and founder of MC&T. Automotive Media Jedi Knight. Not yet the rank of Master.

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