January 28, 2023


Born to perform

Hennessey’s Hellish 1000-HP Jeep Gladiator Maximus Is Ready to Fly

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  • 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.



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