Sealy, Texas - They don’t do anything small in Texas, and few take that philosophy to heart quite as well as Hennessey Performance.
Known for working its magic on muscle cars and Raptor trucks, the Texan tuner recently turned its attention to Jeep’s Gladiator double cab bakkie and the result, as you might well have expected, is a Hellcat heart - and more.
Meet the Maximus 1000.
Yes, that’s 1000 horsepower, which translates to 745kW in metric speak, as well as maximum twisting force of 1265Nm, from a modified version of the 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine otherwise found in the Dodge Challenger Hellcat.
Hennessey hasn’t gone into a great deal of detail about the engine tinkering, but the tuner does mention mods to the fuel and cooling systems as well as exhaust, wiring harness and ECU.