Ram CEO Bob Hegbloom may have hosed our blazing trust in a Hellcat-fueled Ram truck back in October, yet ashes still smolder on the likelihood. Keep in mind Hegbloom just said, “Right now, I would say no.” Those initial three words are the basic part. Without a doubt, it is more probable the Jeep Grand Cherokee will be the following Chrysler item to get the Hellcat powerplant as we reported, yet that doesn’t mean the Ram isn’t some place down the line.
To that end, we’ve made a rendering of what a 707-strength Ram truck may resemble. It offers numerous signals from the 2015 Challenger Hellcat and its 2015 Charger Hellcat kin, including the particular bodywork that signifies the motor. Badging like the car and car likewise decorates the Ram. Obviously bodywork is just shallow and the Hellcat would require a large group of updates for a stage that is just used to a maximum of 395 drive.
This wouldn’t be the first run through Ram or Dodge around then has put a silly powerplant behind that crosshair grille. Somewhere around 2004 and 2006, Dodge delivered the Ram SRT-10 fitted with the same 8.3-liter V-10 that came in the Viper. With 500 stallions, 525 pound-feet of torque, and a manual transmission, the SRT-10 was definitely not traditional.
So will Ram do what needs to be done? The truth will surface eventually, yet there beyond any doubt is by all accounts a strong case for a SRT-10 successor. All things considered, Challenger Hellcat proprietors need something hefty to trailer their track auto.
There are a lot of changes to the outside of the 2017 Dodge RAM 1500 Hellcat, not the minimum of which is the commonplace scooped hood. Further helping mean the truck’s unpleasant internals are the “supercharged” and “SRT’ identifications on the front bumper and grille. The Challenger signals proceed with a reshaped front guard with redesigned mist lights and focus highlights.
The standard haggles are swapped for something with more meat. Likely measured in 22 to 24 creeps, the wheels take after the other SRT items. Huge Brembo brakes top from behind the golden spokes. The Ram’s A-columns are additionally treated to a shading upgrade, getting the same matte completion as the B-columns as of now on creation trucks. Anticipate that a bed blanket will come standard. General the truck is brought down, dropping the focal point of gravity and giving it an all the more threatening appearance.
2017 Dodge RAM 1500 Hellcat Interior
Things inside will most likely be overhauled also. Expect intensely supported seats with Alcantara embeds, a SRT-marked gage group, and maybe some carbon-fiber complements. The directing wheel will probably get the level base treatment with either cowhide or Alcantara covers. The ZF eight-speed rotational shifter will even now be available on the dash, however expect a “S,” or Sport setting after the PRND.
Ram will likewise incorporate a lot of upper trim-level hardware like the 8.4-inch Uconnect framework as standard, alongside an updated stereo maybe the 900-watt Harmon Kardon unit from the Charger.
2017 Dodge RAM 1500 Hellcat Engine Specs
There isn’t abundantly requirement for theory here. In the event that Ram tosses the Hellcat bone into its half-ton truck, it will get the same supercharged, 6.2-liter V-8 as the Challenger and Charger. That implies 707 drive, 650 pound-feet of torque, and enough fumes thunder to awaken the neighboring district.
We need to theorize on what this implies for the Ram’s execution. On the off chance that the 500-horsepowr SRT-10 hit 60 mph in “just shy of five seconds” as asserted by SRT, then we could expect an about four-second raced to 60 from the Hellcat-controlled pickup. That would be noteworthy.
Ram will need to incorporate oar shifters for the TorqueFlite transmission, permitting more control over the unit’s eight paces. Maybe even a dispatch control setting will be included. While its in all likelihood the Ram Hellcat would just come in back wheel drive, Chrysler could drop in the all-wheel-drive framework from the (unverified) up and coming 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. That would assist the With slamming attach, particularly considering how light pickup trucks are out back.
What’s truly energizing is the thought about a manual transmission being added to the blend. We know the main reason the Charger is auto is a direct result of a lamentable underbody outline. The Ram then again, as of now offers a manual transmission in the Heavy Duty fragment with the Cummins turbo-diesel.
Just dropping a 707-strength motor into a truck is a formula for going no place quick. Ram will need to adjust the truck’s suspension to stay aware of its energy. Anticipate that the front will get every single new bushing, a much thicker against move bar, and sportier curl over stuns. On account of the Ram’s most recent overhaul, the old-school leaf springs are discarded for a five-join setup with loop springs. This will make tuning the Ram’s backside much less demanding. Expect the same hardened bushings, a thicker influence bar, and some much thicker axles linkages to handle the additional force.
2017 Dodge RAM 1500 Hellcat Release Date and Price
Things being what they are, the Hellcat forms of the Challenger and Charger convey approximately a $15,000 premium over their next best SRT renditions. Proceeding in that rationale however the Ram doesn’t right now have a SRT trim would recommend a beginning cost of $55,000, utilizing the 5.7-liter HEMI-fueled Ram 1500 Sport as the springboard. That puts the Ram Hellcat at around $4,000 less expensive than the Challenger SRT Hellcat.
It’s difficult to envision Chrysler really giving this truck the green light, yet on the other hand, the same could have been said in regards to the Hellcat Challenger and Charger. On the off chance that it happens, the Ram SRT Hellcat will be the baddest, most ‘Murican vehicle ever assembled. On the off chance that the green light happens, don’t anticipate that Ram will offer an excess of these. We’d get it would maximize at around 9,000 units over an a few year lifespan, much like the Ram SRT-10.
It’s astounding to consider exactly how great petrol heads have it today. This kind of torque and execution was unfathomable in the brilliance days of muscle, the 1960s. How about we simply trust this isn’t the amazing at last before the CAFÉ guidelines stifle all the high-pull, gas encouraged fun.