“Hercules” High Performance Jeep Gladiator Being Tested!

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    haha, that's what I'm saying. Anyway, I can't pay an extra 10 or 20 k for a v8 or whatever engine upgrade comes with it (twin turbo v6), so for me it's a non-thought. I'll stick with the base level Rubicon and mod it with 37's and a winch.
     
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    I'm excited for this thing. Really hoping it become a production unit with a manual trans and a Good engine upgrade. If it only comes in auto then I'm going Rubicon.
     
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    You'll also probably have your sport for 18-24 months longer than waiting.

    I still hope it's built even if I cNt afford it, might push down the Rubicon price.... MIGHT
     
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    Intrigued yet not going to hold my breath for this one.
     
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    At the just launched Detroit Auto Show, new Jeep CEO Tim Kuniskis was asked about the potential for the Gladiator Hercules (or high performance model)! Here's what he had to say.

     
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    HA!
    "Hercules? Wow. That's getting a lot of traction today," he said. "I think the pictures are cool—I don't know who made them—but they look interesting."

    That's awesome news! That means they read THIS forum and will do whatever we tell them to, Start the sport at $30,000.........maybe not, but they read THIS forum!
     
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    I think he knows exactly who made those pictures.
     
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    Those "tweaks" to the Pentastar included new cams to move the torque peak down in the RPM band, among other things. When you combine that with the much better 850RFE transmission, and the deeper standard axle ratios, it really IS a better performing Jeep.

    All the Pentastar engines originally were the same. They had only a couple of differences. You're correct that the Ram had more room for exhaust and that combined with a more aggressive intake is why the Challenger/Ram had the 305 HP rating.

    Engineers have said for years there will never be a V8 factory Wrangler. I assume that would apply to the Gladiator as well since the front half of the vehicle is virtually the same. Reasons were many: CAFE requirements, safety requirements, packaging issues, cooling issues, etc.
     
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    I mean if they are looking at us.... I think $25,000 is a good honest starting price ;)
     
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    2015er reply about extended-cab pickups in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . .
     
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