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


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

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

Based on the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon, the AMW4x4 team has built a stunning monster for the 2022 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event. Using its “AMW 1000” package, the Gecko green-colored Gladiator featured a quirky 7.0-liter (426 cubic inch) HELLEPHANT HEMI V8 powered by his 3.0-liter IHI supercharger 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 change.

The truck ended up winning $242,000 once it made it through the auction block. This year the AMW4x4 team has created another new track for this big event.

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

Called ‘Highlighter’, this latest project comes to life as a 2023 Jeep Gladiator Mojave painted in an eye-catching High Velocity Yellow. Thanks to some clever engineering using the AMW4x4’s turnkey Demon program, the Pentastar engine was ditched in favor of a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Demon® V8 that puts out a staggering 840 horsepower and 770 lb.-ft. of torque. The Demon engine is mated to his 8HP95 8-speed automatic transmission made by ZF, which allows for seamless and quick shifts and helps put all the power down.

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

But power swaps are just the beginning. To put all that power and torque on the road and trail, AMW4x4 added his AMW 8LUG package. The 8LUG package adds the following equipment:

  • 60 Series Front Axle | Air Locker
    • Spindle Axle Assembly: Air Locker | 8 Lug D60 4.88
    • Brake Package: 4500 Series | Dual Piston Calipers and 14.25″ Rotors
    • Rocker Switch Integrated Module: ARB® | Factory Start Feature
    • Stainless Steel Braided Brake Line Hose Kit
    • Long Travel Driveline: 1350CV | Cold Forged Joint
  • 80 Series Rear Axle | Air Locker
      • Spindle Axle Assembly: Air Locker | 8 Lug D80 4.88
      • Brake Package: 4500 Series | Dual Piston Calipers and 14.25″ Rotors
      • Rocker Switch Integrated Module: ARB® | Factory Start Feature
      • Stainless Steel Braided Brake Line Hose Kit
      • Integration of emergency parking brake factory
      • Long Travel Driveline: 1410CV | Cold Forged Joint
2023 Jeep® Gladiator AMW840 “Highlighter” Pickup. (AMW4x4).

the team has their HEMI tuned long arm suspension package, adding exceptional comfort and stability to high performance off-roaders. The package contains 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 that excess power, the AMW4x4 added a set of Barbarian 8-piston brakes. We’ve also added a number of AMW4x4 branded touches, including AMW LED headlamps, shifters, grab handles and a premium Tuscan leather interior with accent stitching.

On the exterior, an illuminated power step with rocker guards, KC trail lights and WARN ZEON Platinum 12,000-lb is mounted on the highlighter. A winch that demonstrates off-road performance.

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

To create a one-off look, the truck is also equipped with a custom AMW bob bed. The Gladiator is therefore even more capable off-road and has a larger departure angle.

The truck is scheduled to pass through the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Block on Saturday, January 28, 2023.

This list can be found at Barrett-Jackson.com.

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