The Hennessey name is all about throwing the conventional out the window. The company recently unveiled the 2020 Hennessey Goliath 6×6, a truck that is anything but conventional. For starters, it has the stance of a small tank and the ride height of an amphibious vehicle.
If the 2020 Hennessey MAXIMUS 1000 is the baddest Jeep Gladiator out there, it’s safe to assume the Goliath 6×6 is the ultimate Chevrolet Silverado. “We are very excited to offer our new GOLIATH 6X6 alongside our VELOCIRAPTOR 6X6 truck,” said company founder & CEO John Hennessey. “These are very exclusive and unique vehicles that make a huge statement anywhere our clients go – whether it’s Rodeo Drive or the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert.”
The Hennessey Goliath 6×6 started life as a Chevy pickup truck
We’re specifically talking about the 2019/2020 Chevy Silverado Trail Boss, the one equipped with a 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8 motor.
But perhaps the only similarities between the Chevy and the Goliath 6×6 are the front end and the double cab. From there, everything in the rear is just pure lunacy.
Inspired by the badass looks of the 2019 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6, Hennessey fabricated a complete 6×6 conversion kit complete with an additional axle, wheels, tires, and Brembo brakes. The rear suspension was beefed up while Hennessey added a custom 6×6 truck bed because it had to have a freaking 6×6 truck bed.
Of course, no off-road truck is complete without an eight-inch lift kit. Hennessey slapped on some outrageous 20-inch custom wheels on the truck along with BF Goodrich 37-inch off-road tires.
But the Goliath 6×6 in the official photos are NOT wearing BF Goodrich tires
I’m a tire guy, and by that I mean tires are the first things I notice in any car. Hennessey’s press release on the Goliath 6×6 clearly says the truck is equipped with BF Goodrich all-terrain tires. But if you take a closer look, the truck in the images are actually wearing Toyo Open Country R/T tires.
I guess Hennessey has some explaining to do?
Nevertheless, the Goliath 6×6 has the stance to rule both on and off-road
When the new-look Chevy Silverado was released, people took a second look to make sure it was, indeed, a Chevy truck. The polarizing front end was either love it or hate it, but it seems Hennessey found a way to give the truck a more loveable face.
The Goliath 6×6 also benefits from custom Hennessey front and rear bumpers to give the truck a meaner look. Completing the styling updates are new body panels, a roll bar upgrade, LED lights, and a plethora of custom Goliath 6×6 and HENNESSEY graphics.
It has a retuned 450-horsepower V8 engine
Frankly, I was disappointed to hear the Goliath didn’t come with 700-horsepower and 1,000 pound-feet of torque. But then again, I believe having tons of power is seriously overrated. Hennessey bolted on a cold air intake kit and a stainless steel exhaust kit to boost the power output to 450-horsepower.
Hennessey will only build 24 examples of the Goliath 6×6
And it won’t come cheap, either. Hennessey is committed to building only 24 units of the Goliath 6×6 with prices starting at $375,000 each. The price includes a new Chevy Silverado pickup truck along with the outrageous design and performance mods. With such limited production numbers, the Goliath 6×6 is an extremely limited-edition model and is sure to be a rare sight on the streets.
Hennessey is also backing his work with an impressive 3-year/60,000-mile warranty.
The first lucky owner of the Goliath 6×6 is a potato farmer in Wisconsin
Bob Berrard is a dedicated auto enthusiast and owner of the largest potato farm in the state of Wisconsin. He’s the first lucky owner of the Hennessey Goliath 6×6. “We are so excited for Bob and greatly appreciate having him as our first GOLIATH owner,” said Hennessey.
Time to start planting potatoes, then.