What would you do with a six-wheeled Jeep? For most of us, this is and will always be a hypothetical question.
But whoever buys this custom 750-horsepower Jeep Wrangler
Rubicon will actually have to answer it.
Nicknamed 'Inferno' by its creators at Exotic Custom Motorsports in California, this heavily modified and barely driven 2016 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 75th Anniversary Hard Rock Edition made an appearance at last year's
show and is now about to cross the auction block at Barrett-Jackson.
Under its Jeep skin is the heart of a Dodge Hellcat, a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 pumping out 750 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque, tied to an automatic transmission.
Coordinating those six wheels is a nifty bit of custom driveline work. This from the description over on
'Inferno is a true 6×6 with three live axles. It was not built with a tag axle or a transaxle, but rather employs a completely custom driveline, specifically built for the vehicle. This allows it to put down the most amount of useful torque to the ground to keep the vehicle accelerating and moving. It still maintains the ability to lock the differentials if desired.'
To ensure it would be able to put all that to good use off road, the Inferno gets 20-inch wheels wearing 35-inch tires, and a five-inch lift with King off-road shocks. There's also steel bumpers with tow hooks and a winch at the front. It's a Jeep all right!
The custom work continues with a special paint called Inferno Red and other unique elements like the carbon-fibre grille; gloss black wheel arch extensions; a rack with LED light bar; and embroidered leather interior.
The one-of-a-kind Jeep 6×6 with 125 miles (201 km) will sell with no reserve at the 2019 Barrett-Jackson Northeast auction from June 26 to 29 in Connecticut.