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Are you NOT Entertained? 2020 Jeep Gladiator Hennessey Maximus with 1000HP


Once again, the team at Hennessey performance asks “why not?” This time, they take the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator and give it the Gladiator treatment amping up the performance to 1000HP and giving it a beastly look.

The famous Texas tuning company has a history of taking the cool and making it badass. The Hennessey Maximus 1000 is no exception.

Highlighting the changes is the upgraded 1000HP 6.2L V8 Hellcat Supercharged engine. Then, they gave it a 6-inch lift, new front and rear bumpers, LED lights and a new interior.

Hennessey says it plans on building just 24 units at $200k each. Yep, $200,000 per truck and that’s no typo.

Here is the official press release with all the details:


Texas Tuner Upgrades the 2020 Jeep Gladiator with 1000 HP Hellcat Supercharged V8

 Sealy, Texas 

(May 29, 2019) — Hennessey Performance has created the ultimate Jeep Gladiator:  MAXIMUS 1000.  The Texas tuning powerhouse has taken the new Jeep Gladiator truck and installed the 6.2L supercharged V8 Hellcat engine and turned the power up to 11.  “We wanted to create the ultimate Jeep Gladiator,” said company founder and chief horsepower evangelist, John Hennessey.  “MAXIMUS 1000 – the name says exactly what it is:  Badassery on 4-wheels.”

The 2020 Hennessey MAXIMUS 1000 includes:

  • New 2020 Jeep Gladiator Truck
  • 6.2L Supercharged Hellcat V8 Engine
  • 8-speed Automatic Transmission
  • HPE1000 Engine upgrade with 1000 HP & 933 lb-ft of Torque
  • ECU, Wiring Harnesses, Radiator, Fuel System
  • Stainless Steel Exhaust System
  • MAXIMUS Front & Rear Bumpers
  • LED Lights
  • Hennessey 20-inch Wheels
  • BFG 20-inch KD Off-Road Tires
  • Upgraded Suspension System with 6-inch Lift
  • Custom Interior Leather Upgrade with Hennessey & MAXIMUS Embroidered Seats
  • 3 Year / 36,000 Mile Warranty

Production is very exclusive and limited to just 24 units.  The complete cost for the MAXIMUS 1000 is $200,000 US Dollars which includes the base Jeep Gladiator truck.  Production will begin in July and build time for each vehicle will be approximately four months.  The company plans to build two units per month.

“Our clients want exclusive, extreme vehicles that deliver a fun and exciting driving experience both on and off-road,” said Hennessey.  “Win the crowd and you’ll win your freedom was the advice that the elder gladiator gave to Russell Crow in the Gladiator movie.  We could not agree more!”

Tim Esterdahl

Automotive Journalist Tim Esterdahl has been a lover of trucks and SUVs for years. He has covered the industry since 2011 and has pieces in many national magazines and newspapers. In his spare time, he is often found tinkering on his '62 C10 pickup, playing golf, going hunting and hanging out with his wife and kids in Nebraska.

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