Hellcat-Engined Jeep Gladiator Does 0-60 MPH and 1/4-Mile, Comes Out Strong

Hellcat-Engined Jeep Gladiator Does 0-60 MPH and 1/4-Mile 5 photos
Photo: Drag Times/YouTube
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What's the 0 to 60 mph time of the Jeep Gladiator? How about the quarter-mile time? These are the kind of questions that those who buy the pickup truck rarely ask. And this is precisely why the Internet wants to know the answer and then some (spoiler alert: Hellcat swap).
So we can turn to the factory numbers of the Gladiator to have a starting point before moving on to talk about the example we have here, which is animated by a 6.2-liter blown HEMI.

For now, the only engine available is the trusted 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, which delivers 285 ponies at 6,400 rpm and 260 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm. Nevertheless, you can also opt forb a 3.0-liter V6 diesel next year, with this offering 260 horses and 442 lb-ft of twist. And while most buyers obviously go for the eight-speed auto, you can also have a six-speed manual.

In the factory trim (gas engine), the bed bearer needs about 8s to complete the 0 to 60 mph sprimnt, while requiring about 16 seconds for the quarter-mile sprint.

Moving on to the example we have here, this features a bit of tweaking, which means its V8 now churns out a healtly 750 horsepower.

The truck was recently put through its paces by Brooks of Drag Times, whom we usually see behind the wheel of supercars, and you'll be able to check out the said go-fast figures in the clip below. However, since the testing didn't take place on a prepped surface, there was a fair amount of wheelspin involved.

Speaking of which, it's worth noting that the best sprinting results were achieved in the RWD mode rather than in all-paw form.

Note that while the testing commences at the 9:36 point, the sweet figures come at 13:03. The conclusion: you don't Hellcat swap a Gladiator to win drag races, but for the sheer giggles.

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