Overlanding in the Apocalypse Will Be a Breeze with This $325,000 Jeep-Based 6×6

For those who can afford it, Rezvani’s $325,000 Hercules 6×6 will be the most fun way to overland through the apocalypse.

It wasn’t too many years ago that driving a 6×6 made you look like a doomsday-prepping weirdo. Now that a handful of aftermarket coachbuilders have entered the 6×6 market, it almost seems silly not to have one. That is, if you’re well-heeled enough to afford it.

The latest entrant is from Southern California-based Rezvani and its not-so-subtly-named Hercules 6×6 Military Edition. And, let me assure you, it’s more than just an elongated Jeep Gladiator with an extra axle and a bunch of plastic glued to it.

I mean, it’s definitely that. But it’s so much more, too.

As the Hercules 6×6’s nameplate indicates, it’s capable of six-wheel drive. It can also be driven in two- and four-wheel drive, should the mood strike.

In its entry-level form (and I use that phrase lightly), it starts at a mere $225,000 — a scant hundred grand less than its fully beefed-up brother, the Military Edition.

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For that still-hefty $225,000 sum, you get a 6×6 truck powered by Jeep’s venerable 285-horsepower, 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 backed by an eight-speed automatic transmission.

This is all well and good. The version you really want is the Military Edition powered by a supercharged 7.0-liter V8 that’s based upon the Dodge Demon engine. With forged pistons and stroker crankshaft, along with a new camshaft, Rezvani’s 7.0 pumps out 1,300 horsepower (no, that’s not a typo).

The Military Edition adds several must-have features, including:

  • Bulletproof glass and body armor 

  • Underside explosive protection

  • Smoke Screen

  • Military Runflat Tires

  • Thermal Night Vision System

  • Self sealing fuel tank

  • Radiator protection

  • Reinforced suspension

  • Electromagnetic Pulse Protection

  • Ram Bumpers

  • Electrified Door Handles

  • Siren and Horn Options

  • Strobe Lights

  • Blinding Lights

  • Intercom System

  • Magnetic Deadbolts

  • Gas masks

  • First Aid kit

  • Hypothermia kit

  • Continuous video recording

To those of you asking, “But, Nick, is this really related to overlanding?” I say: “Sure, if people are overlanding in Toyota RAV4s, why can’t you overland in a super sinister Jeep-based 6×6?”


Photo: Rezvani

Photo: Rezvani


Header image: Rezvani

Written by Nick Jaynes. You can follow Nick @nickjaynes

Photo by Brett Willhelm

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