Hennessey Performance just unleashed the 1000-hp-Hellcat-powered Jeep Gladiator dubbed Hennessey MAXIMUS 1000.
“We wanted to create the ultimate Jeep Gladiator.”
Those words from Hennessey Performance Engineering founder, John Hennessey, were said when the American company unveiled the Hennessey MAXIMUS 1000 today.
He wasn’t kidding.
The MAXIMUS is based on the all-new Jeep Gladiator and paired with the 6.2L supercharged V8 Hellcat engine. Hennessey didn’t stop there. They pushed it further, like they always do, and added that special Hennessey touch, which they called HPE1000 Engine upgrade.
What does this upgrade do you ask? Well, it adds quite a lot of horsepower to the already beastly Hellcat engine. This brings the total to 1000 HP & 933 lb-ft of torque and takes the MAXIMUS 1000 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds.
Limited to only 24 copies the Hennessey MAXIMUS 1000 will cost $225,000 US Dollars. The cost does include a new 2020 Jeep Gladiator truck the company said.
“Our clients want exclusive, extreme vehicles that deliver a fun and an exciting driving experience both on and off-road,” said John Hennessey. “Our MAXIMUS JEEP with 1000 HP is pure ridiculousness on 4-wheels. What other vehicle can climb to the top of Aspen Mountain with a KTM dirt bike in the back in the morning and then run 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds at the dragstrip later the same day?”
The Gladiator-based MAXIMUS 1000 will be shown to the public for the first time on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at the Shell “Pioneering Performance” Experience (booth #60003) during the 2019 SEMA Show.