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Published on October 11th, 2020 | by Amirul Mukminin

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Jeep Gladiator with Dodge Demon V8 up for Auction

As far as appearance is concerned, the Jeep Gladiator is perhaps one of the manliest midsize pickup trucks on the market. Buyers have the option choose between a 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 petrol engine with 285 hp and 352 Nm, or a 3.0-litre EcoDiesel V6 that makes 260 hp and 599 Nm. Not quite enough to satisfy your hunger for horsepower? Maybe this is what you need.

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Listed for auction on the Barrett-Jackson website, this particular unit is not your run-of-the-mill Gladiator as it is powered by a 6.2-litre supercharged V8 from the only production car we know that could lift its front tyres at launch, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.

Paired with a 2.7-litre supercharger, the HEMI V8 unit is said to have 850 hp on tap, 10 hp more than the standard version. There is no mention of the torque but looking at the modification list, which includes a heavy-duty Griffin radiator, a dual-fuel pump system and a water intercooler system for the supercharger, it is very possible that there’s more than 1,044 Nm stored under the hood.

To ensure the body-on-frame chassis is able to withstand the substantial amount of power, the previous owner had an EVO 6.5-inch Enforcer Overland Stage-4 suspension system and EVO King shocks installed. A King Steering stabilizer and a Dynatrac Pro Rock Hardcore Plus XD60 front and rear axle set are also equipped.

Other modifications include JKS ACOS front adjustable spacers, Adams driveshaft, custom-built 1350 front and rear drivelines and Eaton E-locker 4 differentials.

As you can see, the exterior has also been given a devilish makeover centred on a black and red theme to match the potent powertrain it possesses. Other than that, it also has 20×10 Fuel Zephyr wheels wrapped in knobby Toyo MT tyres, a bed-mounted spare tyre carrier, WARN Zeon 10S winch, Mopar stubby steel bumper, Rockslide Engineering electric side steps and a Rockslide Engineering slider skid. The interior appears standard save for the Demon embroidery on the headrests.

We don’t know who’s the owner or which company made this but the person who commissioned this build clearly has good taste.

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