Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Apocalypse Manufacturing has been making waves with its outrageous pickup designs. The automotive manufacturer is a sister company of SoFlo Jeeps. Their pickup trucks are all six-wheelers and that makes them stand out. About the manufacturer's name, the pickup trucks in their lineup look ready for the apocalypse. Designed to look large and aggressive, these pickups from Apocalypse Manufacturing can handle anything. What makes these off-roading trucks more special is the amazing build quality. The interior of these six-wheelers is nothing short of luxurious, and it's no surprise how pricy they can be.
Apocalypse Manufacturing has several pickup models and their prices range from $155,000 - $250,000. The price of these trucks depends on the engine option the customer orders. The automaker has three engine options; a turbo engine, Hemi 392 engine, and a Hellcat engine. The Turbocharged diesel engine comes with 460 lb-ft of torque while the 6.4-liter Hemi 392 V8 has 470 horsepower. Since the Hellcat engine has 750 horsepower, it makes sense that it's more expensive. Let's look at some other things you should know about Apocalypse Manufacturing and their 6x6 pickups.
10 The Apocalypse Warlord
The Warlord is Apocalypse Manufacturing's version of the Ram 1500 TRX. While working on the project, the manufacturer tried to keep most systems and components from the original Ram 1500 TRX. For example, instead of changing the truck's electronically adjustable Bilstein shocks, they found a way to make it work for six shocks rather than four shocks.
The Apocalypse Warlord is equipped with a 6.2-liter Supercharged Hellcat V8 that's been tuned to 702 horsepower. With the addition of an extra set of wheels, the pickup's off-roading capabilities have gone off the roof. The towing capacity has increased from 8,100lbs to 12,000lbs.
9 The Ford Bronco 6x6
Apocalypse Manufacturing is calling their Ford Bronco 6x6 conversion the “Dark horse". The truck's wheelbase has been extended to 225 inches with the addition of new wheels. Apocalypse Manufacturing replaced the Bronco's roof with a fiberglass top. As for the powertrain, the manufacturer used a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6.
However, they added larger injectors and tuned the engine to 400 horsepower. When Apocalypse Manufacturing builds more units of the Ford Bronco 6x6, we're expecting that they'd use supercharged v8 engines. The Apocalypse Dark horse will be at the April Barrett Jackson auto auction at no reserve.
8 The "Lost City" 6x6 Edition
The movie, Lost City, was released on the 19th of March and the Apocalypse special edition Hellfire was featured. After the company was approached by the movie makers, they made a custom Apocalypse Hellfire 6x6 for the adventure/romance movie. Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Brad Pitt, and Daniel Radcliffe all starred in the movie.
The special edition Hellfire features a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 and was used by Daniel Radcliffe's character. After the filming was completed in the Dominican Republic, the pickup was returned to Apocalypse Manufacturing. The company's owner– John Ghattas, parked the Hellfire in his Florida home, and it got stolen. Luckily, the Hellfire 6x6 Jeep was recovered,and it was in pristine condition too.
7 Most of Their Pickups Are Covered In Kevlar
Some sports car manufacturers choose kevlar as an alternative to carbon fiber while building body panels for their cars. However, some other carmakers use kevlar differently. Using kevlar paint or coating on trucks and SUVs is not unusual in the automotive industry. Many companies have since perfected their kevlar paint formulas.
One peculiar thing about Apocalypse Manufacturing is that most of their pickups are covered in kevlar. These paints have a tensile strength of 4700 and are scratch-resistant in most cases.
6 The 2022 Jeep Gladiator Oculus Tron
Based on the 2022 Jeep Wrangler, Apocalypse Manufacturing built a custom 6x6 Gladiator Oculus Tron. The 6x6 caught Jay Leno's attention and was even featured in his Garage Series. Instead of a bumper, the Gladiator Oculus Tron is fitted with what Apocalypse Manufacturing calls a "grumper".
Under the hood, the Gladiator Oculus Tron has a 6.2L Hellcat V8 that delivers 750 horsepower. For the interior, the manufacturer used marine-grade leather, so the interior is water and weather-resistant.
5 They Offer Custom Services
With the nature of the company and the monster truck industry, it's understandable that Apocalypse Manufacturing offers custom services. In fact, it's safe to say that most of their sales come from custom orders. Clients can contact them and make choices on engine options and other inputs to make their trucks unique.
Apocalypse Manufacturing also has various financing options on its website for clients. The prices of their pickup trucks and the production costs are high, so they release their products in very limited quantities.
4 They Sell Used Cars On Their Website
There aren't many manufacturers who sell already used cars on their website. Normally, you'd have to go to a used car website for that. However, Apocalypse Manufacturing isn't your conventional automotive brand. Currently, the company has listed a used 2020 Apocalypse Sinister 6 6x6 pickup for $139,999.
The truck in question is gray with a black interior design with red contrasting stitches. The truck is fitted with a 3.6L V6 engine and there's even a video of the vehicle on the website. Apocalypse Manufacturing has also placed its Gladiator Oculus Tron truck on eBay for sale.
3 Their Pickups Are Handcrafted
Apocalypse Manufacturing has made it known that their vehicles are handcrafted. The question of whether handcrafted vehicles are better than cars built by machines is subjective. Machines aren't 100% efficient and neither are humans. Though, we'd have to admit that machines are better at performing repetitive tasks.
As a small manufacturer, Apocalypse Manufacturing might not want to employ machines because they're not cost-effective for low production volumes. Handcrafted cars are more detailed and most times, people just value them because of the number of man-hours put into their production.
2 They Offer Amazing Upgrades
Apocalypse models are always loaded with great features but if by chance you decide that you want more, then there's a list of upgrades to choose from. The company has curated some amazing features for people who want to make their 6x6 pickups unique.
There are tear fender lines that cost $1500 and underneath LED lights that cost $1600. If you need the bigger 40" tires, you could pay an extra $3,000 to get them. Clients can even opt for a $25,000 jet ski package.
1 The Apocalypse Doomsday
With a wheelbase of 223 inches and a 4ft bed, the Apocalypse Doomsday is the smallest 6x6 from the company. However, it doesn't look less intimidating. The Apocalypse Doomsday has three engine options.
You could get a twin-turbocharged diesel engine, 6.2L supercharged Hellcat V8 with 750 horsepower, or a 6.2L Corvette LS3 V8 that delivers 500 horsepower. For the interior, the manufacturer used leather stitched in a quilted pattern from the ceiling to the doors.