It seems that the Dodge Hellcats set a trend that nobody could really anticipate. Everyone is trying to shove that Hellcat engine into whatever car they can. Even Jeep is doing that with an upcoming Jeep Grand Cherokee. What else could possibly hold that monstrous engine? Turns out that it may just be a Ram pickup truck.
Maxim is reporting that prototypes of Ram trucks hosting the Hellcat engine were spotted at the Chrysler proving grounds. Ram and Chrysler haven’t made any official news that a Ram truck would be having a Hellcat engine, but they said the same thing about the Grand Cherokee until that became a thing. It could be that the engineers at Chrysler are experimenting with all the popular models of their line-up to see if the Hellcat is viable.
Maxim also covered the fact that one customer wasn’t willing to wait for a Hellcat truck. Road and Track found a man in Ontario, Canada who really wanted that Hellcat Ram Truck and was able to find someone crazy enough to build it. Turns out that Midland Chrysler was up to the task. Check out their article to see what a Hellcat Ram Truck could look like.
Wonder what the next Hellcat vehicle will be.
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The Hellcat is the most talked about thing in the muscle car world. What it has done to the Charger and Challenger is certainly impressive. If you’re someone who cares about performance, there is a reason why it is the talk of the auto industry. That brings a question to mind, however, of just what other vehicles should Dodge be looking to include in the Hellcat name? Could a Ram 1500 get the Hellcat treatment?
It is something that Pickuptrucks.com certainly wants. The article makes it clear they love the hell out of the Hellcat (pun intended) and would love to see that engine used in a Ram truck. “…the Challenger Hellcat starts at just less than $65,000 including destination. Sure, we’d rather pay that kind of money for a Ram 3500 Longhorn with a Cummins engine, but there are a few things that a Hellcat can do that nothing else can. Which begs the question: Why is this powertrain not in a Ram 1500 SS yet?”
Why indeed, it would be interesting to see what the engineers at Dodge could come up with if they put their Hellcat knowledge and power into a Ram truck. The article continues that the parts and pieces are already available to the Ram parent company and it would just take some time and engineering, but it certainly sounds plausible. I guess the real question is if truck drivers would be interested in having a 1500 Hellcat. Is it something that sounds good on paper or is there a genuine market for it?
What do you think? Would you be interested in a Ram 1500 Hellcat?
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A Ram truck is not what one would consider fast in comparison to other vehicles in the Chrysler family. The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is already pushing 707 horsepower. Yet a Ram truck broke a speed record. It was the record for Monster Trucks.
The Raminator is a monster truck sponsored by Ram. It now holds the record for the Fastest Speed for a Monter Truck at Circuit of the Americas located in Austin, Texas. The speed it hit that got its name in the record books is 99.10 miles per hour! I can’t even image what that looked like. I can’t even picture a monster truck hitting that speed.
The previous record was 96.8 mph. It is a question of just how fast can one get such monstrosities to go. I feel like that is plenty fast enough, but records are made to be broken. So maybe in the future, either near or far, we’ll see a monster truck racing down the circuit at over a hundred miles per hour.
Mark Hall was the driver of the Raminator. He’s been named the Monster Truck Racing Association’s “Driver of the Year” nine times. He said about the achievement, “Taking on the challenge of breaking a world record has been an experience we will never forget. With the support of Ram and Mopar, we continue to add to our achievements and are honored to now be a Guinness World Records holder.”
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