Remember when we all thought the Hellcat powered, 702 hp 2020 Ram TRX was the craziest truck we’d see this year? Think again, as the Rezvani Hercules 6×6 has just arrived, and it means business in matte black and bronze guise. At its most basic definition, it’s a highly modified Jeep with an extra axle. But in reality, the Hercules is so much more than that, with a range of powertrain options, an armored version, trick military technology, a luxurious interior and brutal exterior design.
Warlords, this the truck for you.
The headline figure of 1,300 hp comes curtesy of a highly modified Dodge Demon engine that’s been enlarged to a gaping 7.0 liters. Below that, buyers can opt for the other familiar FCA Jeep powertrains: the 2.6 liter Pentastar V6 is the base offering, and a 6.4 liter Hemi V8 with 500 hp sits in the middle of the range. An EcoDiesel V6 is optional on the Military version.
The Hercules also gets two off-road packages, with some suitably massive off-road tires and Fox 3 inch suspension. We’re also happy to hear it has 16 inch, 8 piston high performance brakes. With 1,300 hp on offer in a rig this heavy, you’re going to need them.
On the inside, it’s properly luxurious and full of leather, suede and contrast stitching. It’s here that the Jeep underpinnings are most noticeable, but the Gladiator and Wrangler aren’t exactly a bad place to be in the first place. It’s also the place that owners can deploy the vast arsenal of military inspired tech.
The Hercules gets thermal imaging cameras and an EMP shield as standard, but the Military version takes things even further. There’s a smoke screen, strobe and blinding lights, a center console safe, deployable gas masks and an exterior intercom and siren. Our personal favorite touch are the electrically shocking door handles, which can be used to conveniently keep unwanted paparazzi out of the vehicle.
It doesn’t stop with protective tech, though. The glass and body armor is bulletproof, and capable of stopping “high caliber weapons and assault rifles.” The underbody also gets improved strengthening to protect against explosives, and the radiator, battery and fuel tank are kevlar wrapped. The Hercules also gets military grade run flat tires. We recommend the 1,300 hp engine if you’re getting the Hercules Military, as it sounds like it’ll weigh as much as some small countries.
The Rezvani Hercules 6×6 will start at $225,000 for a non-Military version with the base Pentastar V6, and the options for speccing are about as limitless as the final price. The configurator is currently live on their website, where you can spend hours designing your apocalypse and Instagram ready rig.