The Jeep Gladiator is a very capable vehicle. As such, it can be considered cool, even if its overall aesthetic and design, strewn with knowing, winky easter eggs, falls just short of self-parody. Pole-vaulting way into the realm beyond parody is a custom Jeep Gladiator 6×6 built by an outfit called So Flo Jeeps.
As you may have deduced, the company is located in Florida, probably the south. We found the car on a site called James Edition, which bills itself as “The World’s Luxury Marketplace” and holds a slightly greater than 50 percent chance of being real.
The vehicle is referred to as the So Flo Jeeps SF 6x6G. Apparently, it’s powered by a 500-horsepower Chevy LS3 engine and custom axles and driveshafts that put power to all six wheels. The ad also states that it was built by cutting in half a 2020 Gladiator, as if that was a selling point. The words “unapologetic,” “aggressive” and “one-of-a-king” are also adjectives that appear in the copy. That’s sic without the k, bro.
The engine “propels the street-legal monster truck with 12,000ft/lbs. of tow capacity.” We hope the company’s building capabilities are better than its spelling, grammar and understanding of units of measurement. An aftermarket suspension adds a 5-inch lift, which helps give the truck a claimed 14 inches of suspension travel.
The gray coating that covers the exterior is described as a three-part scratch-resistant epoxy mixed with Kevlar fiber and is 1/16 of an inch thick. The preferred method of upkeep is power-washing. It sports custom fenders, grille, a Predator hood and, of course, de rigueur color-changing halo headlights.
So what’s it like to drive? Well, according to the listing it can take on any off-road challenges and “effortlessly hit 90 mph on the highway and not be all over three lanes.” That sounds like a winner to us, so if you’ve got $175,000 in fraudulent PPP loans burning a hole through your tactical wallet, maybe this is the vehicle for you.
Disclaimer: We know not all cars from Florida are bad.