It was to be expected. Shortly after Ram announced it was developing a gonzo 702-hp TRX variant of its Ram 1500 truck, gonzo specialists Hennessey Performance Engineering made their own announcement, to the effect the company was going to make a maniacal 1200-hp 6X6 variant of the already-mad model.
This isn’t Hennessey Performance Engineering’s first kick at the can when it comes to producing insane variants, but this one might just be a little insane-r than the rest. The beast will be powered by a Hellephant engine, a 7.0L V8 made by the FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) Group and able to generate 1,000 hp.
Want a Mammoth 6X6? Take a number (starting Sept. 4) and buy yourself a lottery ticket: Hennessey plans to build only three of them, and each one will be available for the paltry sum of $500,000 USD.
Hennessey told the Motor Authority website that its team can only build three of the monsters, for the good reason that it has in its possession only three Hellephant engines, the acquisition of which was facilitated by the FCA Group.