If you like the Jeep Gladiator, a pick-up with considerable capacities, you will love the Hennessey Maximus, totally extreme customization of the model.
The pick-ups are the fashion vehicle, and that is reaching many buyers who want an open van that can take them through any terrain no matter how rugged it was. So not only is there a good amount of these types of vehicles in the catalog of the leading manufacturers but also personalization companies work to create models that attract the eyes of buyers.
The Maximus designed by Hennessey is one of those extreme pick-ups that makes us want to drive it anyway. It based on the Jeep Gladiator, although it maintains the shape of this model, the tuner has taken it to some limits that make it something spectacular, destined to shine in the SEMA.
What attracts the most attention is King’s 6-centimeter lift kit, which manages to give the van a more impressive image. But be careful, because it doesn’t end there. The aluminum wheels covered with BFGoodrich off-road tires bring more presence to this spectacular model.
But where the change offered by Hennessey noticed is in the engine. Yes, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine is an engine that offers considerable power and versatility, but from the custom company, they wanted to give the Jeep Gladiator a more aggressive touch.
So they have taken that engine and replaced it with a 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 engine that provides 1,000 hp of power to get this pick-up to become something to take into account in the most complicated terrain. But not only has the engine changed, but there are more changes in the block, such as the ECU and a new header, to improve performance.
The radiator has also been replaced to offer better engine cooling, improved fuel injection system, and a new exhaust. The maximum torque has also increased, and a torque of 1,264 Nm has been achieved, with an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.9 seconds, a very tight time for a vehicle of these characteristics.
A vehicle includes details abroad that make it a heavy version of the Gladiator and also causes its price to skyrocket. A price that John Hennessey justifies because Maximus can climb a mountain with a motorcycle in tow and later jump on the track up to 100 km / h in less than four seconds. How are we going to discuss that?