A 6-wheel drive Wrangler pickup with a Hellcat engine? Sign us up!
Think “Wrangler”, and your mind immediately turns to something like a lifted, kitted out example tackling the Rubicon trail or rock crawling in Moab, right? What you normally don’t think about is a massive, six-wheel drive, V8 pickup. Until now, that is — this particular Wrangler “JK6” has been modified by Exotic Custom Motorsports in California.
This is a 6×6 Hellcat Wrangler, and the “Hellcat” part is the clue. Instead of the old 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 you used to get in the old JK, there’s a new engine. You get a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 straight out of the SRT Hellcat models. That means a nice, meaty 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Of course, instead of only two wheels getting the power down to the ground in the Challenger or Charger, you have six chunky Federal Couragia M/Ts. If you’re curious, those 35-inch tires are mounted on 20×12.5-inch wheels and the tires cost around $200 each.
Gladiator on steroids?
It’s not just about the powertrain in this 6×6 Hellcat Wrangler pickup, either. There are several other custom touches, not least of which is the extra bed at the back. In addition to the standard two rows of seats you get in the standard Wrangler Unlimited, now there’s also a bed at the back for hauling some cargo. So this is a kindred spirit to the upcoming Jeep Gladiator. You know, it’s just a Hellcat-powered, six-wheel drive Gladiator.
One cool part about Exotic Custom Motorsport’s job is that they take a standard JK and completely disassemble it to create the JK6. They custom tool all of the unique body parts, then put it all back together to create a six-wheel drive beast to make the Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4 Squared jealous. There’s a 6×6 version of the Mercedes G-Class as well, but it is massively expensive these days.
Mind you, the Jeep Wrangler JK6 isn’t exactly cheap, either. Whereas you could get a JK Unlimited Rubicon for around $37,000 – this costs substantially more. This 6×6 Hellcat Wrangler costs a whopping $289,000. But still, you’d definitely have the most badass Jeep in town.
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