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AUCTION: High-Velocity Yellow Demon-Powered Jeep® Gladiator Goes To Barrett-Jackson!

840 Horsepower Supercharged Gladiator Will Cross With No Reserve In Scottsdale...

Our good friends at America’s Most Wanted 4×4 (AMW4x4) in Holly, Michigan are known for building some of the most bad ass Jeep® vehicles on the planet. 

2023 Jeep® Gladiator AMW840 “Highlighter” Pickup. (AMW4x4).

Starting with a 2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon as its base, the AMW4x4 team built an amazing monster for the 2022 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event. Using its “AMW 1000” package, the Gecko Green-colored Gladiator featured the outlandish 7.0-liter (426 cubic-inch) HELLEPHANT HEMI V8 with a 3.0-liter IHI supercharger on top from the Mopar crate engine program. From the factory, the HELLEPHANT put out a whopping 1,000 horsepower and 950 lb.-ft. of torque at the crank without any modification. 

The truck ended up taking in $242,000 once its crossed the auction block. This year, the AMW4x4 team has created another new truck for the big event.

2023 Jeep® Gladiator AMW840 “Highlighter” Pickup. (AMW4x4).

Nicknamed “Highlighter”, this latest project started to life as a 2023 Jeep Gladiator Mojave painted in the eye-catching High-Velocity Yellow. Thanks to some clever engineering using AMW4x4’s turn-key Demon program, the Pentastar engine has been dumped in favor a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Demon® V8 delivering an amazing 840 horsepower and 770 lb.-ft. of torque. The Demon engine is mated to a ZF-sourced 8HP95 8-speed automatic transmission, allowing for seamless and swift shifting to help put all that power down.

2023 Jeep® Gladiator AMW840 “Highlighter” Pickup. (AMW4x4).

But a power swap is only the beginning. To help put all that power and torque to the road and trail, AMW4x4 added its AMW 8LUG package to the mix. The 8LUG package adds the following equipment:

  • 60 Series Front Axle | Air Locker
    • Spindled Axle Assembly: Air Locker | 8LUG D60 4.88
    • Brake Package: 4500 Series | Dual Piston Calipers & 14.25” Rotors
    • Locker Switch Integration Module: ARB® | Factory Activation Function
    • Stainless Steel Braided Brake Line Hose Kit
    • Long Travel Driveline: 1350CV | Cold Forged Joints
  • 80 Series Rear Axle | Air Locker
      • Spindled Axle Assembly: Air Locker | 8LUG D80 4.88
      • Brake Package: 4500 Series | Dual Piston Calipers & 14.25” Rotors
      • Locker Switch Integration Module: ARB® | Factory Activation Function
      • Stainless Steel Braided Brake Line Hose Kit
      • Emergency Parking Brake Factory Integration
      • Long Travel Driveline: 1410CV | Cold Forged Joints
2023 Jeep® Gladiator AMW840 “Highlighter” Pickup. (AMW4x4).

The team also included their HEMI Tuned Long Arm Suspension package, which adds exceptional comfort and stability to the high-performance off-roader. The package includes the following components:

  • HEMI Tuned Dual Rate Coil Spring Package
  • HEMI Tuned Piggyback 3.3 Fast Adjust Shock Package by Falcon
  • HEMI Tuned Front SpeedBump Bump Stop Kit
  • HEMI Tuned Rear Bump Stop Kit
  • HEMI Tuned Rear Heavy Duty Sway Bar
  • Upper Adjustable Front Control Arm Set: IR Premium Bushings
  • Upper Adjustable Rear Control Arm Set: IR Premium Bushings
  • Lower Adjustable Front Control Arm Set: IR Premium Bushings
  • Lower Adjustable Rear Control Arm Set: IR Premium Bushings
  • Forged Front Adjustable Track Bar Assembly
  • Forged Rear Adjustable Track Bar Assembly
2023 Jeep® Gladiator AMW840 “Highlighter” Pickup. (AMW4x4).

Stopping all of that extra power, AMW4x4 added a set of Barbarian 8-piston brakes. They also added a ton of AMW4x4-branded touches like AMW LED headlamps, shifters, grab handle and a premium Tuscany leather interior with accent stitching. 

On the exterior, Highlighter has been fitted with illuminated power steps with a rocker guard, KC trail lights and a WARN ZEON Platinum 12,000-lb. winch that provides off-road capability. 

2023 Jeep® Gladiator AMW840 “Highlighter” Pickup. (AMW4x4).

To create a one-off look, even the truck sports a custom AMW bobbed bed. Thus giving the Gladiator even greater capability off-road with greater departure angles.

The truck is scheduled to cross the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale block on Saturday, January 28th, 2023. The truck will cross with no reserve, so it will be interesting to see exactly how much the truck will go for. 

You can view the listing by checking out Barrett-Jackson.com.

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Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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SOLD: 840-Horsepower AMW4x4 Jeep® Gladiator AMW840 Went For $215K At Barrett-Jackson​

That Is $236,500 After Fees...​

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Nicknamed “Highlighter”, this latest project started to life as a 2023 Jeep Gladiator Mojave painted in the eye-catching High-Velocity Yellow. Thanks to some clever engineering using AMW4x4’s turn-key Demon program, the Pentastar engine was been dumped in favor a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Demon® V8 delivering an amazing 840 horsepower and 770 lb.-ft. of torque. The Demon engine is mated to a ZF-sourced 8HP95 8-speed automatic transmission, allowing for seamless and swift shifting to help put all that power down.

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Owning a Hellephant Trackhawk myself I can't imagine going WOT from a dead stop in the Gladiator

The Trackhawk it handles well...but with a Hellcat in my CJ7 with a 4L80 and old style Quadra Trac from a 1976 Waggy Triangled double triangles axles with 16 inches of travel front and rear on coilovers

its like a bad day in a Baja Trophy truck.

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