A few weeks ago we saw how John Hennessey's latest creation handled muddy terrain. As expected, the Hellcat-powered Jeep didn't break a sweat. Going fast over sand is a completely different matter, so that question has been answered with the Hennessey Maximus 1000 Jeep Gladiator desert shakedown.

Great Sand Dunes National Park looks like a scene from the Sahara. Situated at the eastern edge of the Great Basin, the Great Sand Dunes National Park is home to the largest dunes in North America. This remnant of an pre-historic seafloor is open to 4WD fun almost year-round. Having 1,000 horsepower and 933 b-ft of torque, the 8-lug Dana 60 axles will send sand into orbit. Spinning tires send little resistance to the engine, and it allows the supercharger to be heard for miles. Click the button below to learn more and stay with us for all your Hennessey Performance news.