You have likely witnessed your reasonable share of 6×6 builds from the likes of Rezvani and Hennessey, but Apocalypse Manufacturing desires a piece of the motion with its outlandish builds. The Florida-dependent vendor and aftermarket specialist has by now showed off its Warlord 6×6 dependent on the Ram 1500 TRX, and now it’s time for the 3-axle Jeep Gladiator to get its twenty minutes of fame courtesy of Jay Leno’s Garage.
The firm has by now built seventy eight Hellfire 6x6s and this menacing truck showcased is selection seventy nine, complete with an LS3 engine producing 500 horsepower. Alternatively, consumers can opt for a Hellcat and even a 3.-liter twin-turbodiesel for individuals who take pleasure in the low-conclude torque sent by an oil burner. Using on gigantic forty-inch tires, the thoroughly modified Gladiator is one of the most imposing trucks we have at any time witnessed.
It weighs just less than 6,000 kilos (two,721 kilograms) and has a legit 6×6 layout with an 8-velocity computerized transmission borrowed from a Ram 3500 Hd. Apocalypse Manufacturing operator Joseph Ghattas suggests a manual gearbox is obtainable, but supplied the vehicle’s significant fat and electricity, you will very likely conclude up changing the clutch rather typically.
The interior is mainly carried above from the donor vehicle, but the firm can in shape an auxiliary monitor supplying footage captured by the night time eyesight digicam positioned on major of the auto. At the back again, the fastback-esque entire enclosure was intended by taking inspiration from the Tesla Cybertruck and opens up to reveal the bed wherever an optional forty-gallon fuel tank can be added or a h2o reservoir.
It only requires 3 months from the instant an get is put till shipping as the firm usually has 10-fifteen frames all set as well as a bunch of engines and cabs. With California becoming the model’s largest sector, it only makes sense the personalized builder also offers a lot more smart 38-inch tires as a substitute of this chunky rubber originally personalized to weighty-responsibility trucks.
Prepared for a zombie invasion, the Hellfire 6×6 transfers its electricity to the two rear axles at all occasions and the driver can choose to mail some of the muscle to the front axle. As you would expect from such a make, the Gladiator received a lift package (3.5 inches) and a modified suspension for greater vacation created doable by noticeably increasing the rear fenders.
Jay Leno admits the 6-wheeled behemoth is not truly his type of auto, but appreciates the strategy powering the task and the end result as the closely modified Jeep feels solidly built.