After seeing this amazing Jeep 6x6, you have to wonder what a 2020 Jeep Gladiator would be like if it had a Dodge Hellcat supercharged V-8. This 2016 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon custom is as close to one as you can get right now.
Meet the “Inferno” Jeep
This beast is nicknamed “Inferno” and it is going up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast sale later this month.
Lot # 654 will be sold at no reserve. It started its life as a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 75th Anniversary Hard rock Edition. Now the Jeep is powered by a Dodge Hellcat supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine kicking out 707 horsepower. The engine produces 650 lb.ft. of torque. It is paired with an automatic transmission.
Oh, the places you can go with a custom 6x6 with three axles. According to the auction information, “It was not built with a tag axle or a transaxle, but rather employs a completely custom driveline, specifically built for the vehicle. This allows it to put down the most amount of useful torque to the ground to keep the vehicle accelerating and moving. It still maintains the ability to lock the differentials if desired.”
2016 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Custom
The extra axle isn’t the only custom aspect to “Inferno”. The brute has a 5” lift kit, King shocks and 35” off-road tires to take you virtually anywhere you want to go. The 20 by 12.5” wheels should help you conquer almost any terrain.
“Inferno” may get its nickname from its Inferno Red finish. The color is a one-off hue that was produced in-house by the builder. The information does not list who actually built the custom. “Inferno” has a custom-made carbon fiber grille, and a special rack and LED light bars both in the front and back. The custom-made wheel arches are glossy black.
The aggressive-looking steel bumpers have tow hooks. The one in the front includes a winch and a LED light strip on top.
The interior is also customized and upgraded. The all-leather interior has special embroidered stitching.
Only 125 Actual Miles
According to the brochure, the “Inferno” has 125 actual miles. CARFAX shows FCA US LLC manufacturer safety recalls have been issued for the vehicle twice: once for Front impact sensor wires; and also for the Passenger airbag inflator. The listing does not make any estimate about fuel economy.
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The Barret-Jackson Northeast Auction will take place June 26-29, 2019. It will be at the Mohegan Sun, in Uncasville, Connecticut. For more information about the Northeast Barrett-Jackson auction or the “Inferno”, click here.
Jeep has not said anything about making the 2020 Gladiator available with the Dodge Hellcat supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine, but hope springs eternal.
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