Jeep fans have been wanting a V8 inside the Wrangler for a long time, but as it stands the V6 and turbo four are the only options. A diesel V6 will land at some point, but none of those is a V8. Jeep confirmed that the Hellcat supercharged V8 would fit in the Wrangler/Gladiator, but leaves no room for crumple space making it unable to pass crash tests.
That fact hasn’t stopped the aftermarket from cramming a V8 under the hood of many Wranglers, and now we have a Gladiator that has the Hellcat engine under the hood. The truck was made by Dynatrac with help from America’s Most Wanted 4×4 and is called CODEX. Lots of changes have been made.
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The truck was shortened 20 inches making it into a two-door configuration, and then a bed cap was added with lots of storage and a tent up top. The truck will be shown off at Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona.