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Hennessey's 1,000 hp Jeep Gladiator Maximus has a dumb name and a Hellcat heart

Nobody asked for a 1,000-hp Jeep Gladiator, but waiting for people to ask has never really been John Hennessey's style.

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Kyle Hyatt

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2019 Hennessey Jeep Gladiator Maximus

People have been crazy for Jeep's Wrangler-based Gladiator pickup truck since it debuted.

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They've been less enthused about the lack of exciting engine options for the truck, though.

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That left an opening for someone like John Hennessey to create something truly wild.

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To that end, Hennessey managed to shoehorn a modified Challenger Hellcat engine in between the Jeep's frame rails.

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That engine now produces 1,000 horsepower thanks to a few tweaks by the Texas tuning shop.

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Apart from powertrain mods, the Maximus gets bigger wheels and tires, beefier axles and more.

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