2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat – Ram CEO Bob Hegbloom may have dampened our flaming hope for a Hellcat-powered Ram truck back in October, but coals still burn on the possibility. Remember Hegbloom just stated, “At this time, I would say no.” Those first 3 words are the imperative part and Sure, it is most likely the Jeep Grand Cherokee will be the next Chrysler product to get the SRT Hellcat powerplant as we reported, however that does not imply the Ram isn’t really someplace down the line. To that end, we have actually produced a rendering of what a 707-horsepower Ram truck might appear like and It shares lots of cues from the 2015 Challenger Hellcat and its 2015 Battery charger Hellcat sibling, consisting of the specific bodywork that signifies the engine. Badging just like the coupe and sedan also adorns the Ram. Naturally bodywork is just skin deep and the Hellcat would demand a host of upgrades for a platform that’s just utilized to a max of 395 horse power.
This wouldn’t be the very first time Ram– or Dodge at that time– has actually put a ridiculous powerplant behind that crosshair grille andthe Between 2004 and 2006, Dodge produced the Ram SRT-10 fitted with the very same 8.3-liter V-10 that came in the Viper. Will Ram bite the bullet?
2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat Exterior
2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat
There are plenty of changes to the exterior of the Ram SRT Hellcat, not the least which is the familiar scooped hood. Further assisting represent the truck’s hellish internals are the “supercharged” and “SRT‘ badges on the front fender and grille. The Challenger hints continue with a reshaped front bumper with updated fog lights and center accents. Likely sized in 22 to 24 inches, the wheels take after the other SRT items. The Ram’s A-pillars are likewise treated to a color upgrade, getting the exact same matte finish as the B-pillars presently on production trucks. Overall the truck is reduced, dropping the center of gravity and providing it a more enormous look.
2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat Interior
Things inside will surely be updated. Expect heavily strengthened seats with Alcantara inserts, an SRT-branded gauge cluster, and maybe some carbon-fiber accents and the guiding wheel will likely get the flat-bottom treatment with either leather or Alcantara coverings. The ZF eight-speed rotary shifter will still exist on the dash, but anticipate an “S,” or Sport setting after the PRND.
Ram will likewise consist of a lot of upper trim-level equipment like the 8.4-inch Uconnect system as conventional, together with an updated stereo– possibly the 900-watt Harmon Kardon unit from the Charger.
2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat Engine
There isn’t much requirement for speculation here and if Ram tosses the Hellcat bone into its half-ton truck, it will get the same supercharged, and 6.2-liter V-8 as the Challenger and Battery charger. That indicates 707 horsepower, 650 pound-feet of torque, and sufficient exhaust rumble to awaken the surrounding county. We do have to hypothesize on what this suggests for the Ram’s performance and if the 500-horsepowr SRT-10 hit 60 mph in “just under 5 seconds” as claimed by SRT, then we could anticipate a roughly four-second run to 60 from the Hellcat-powered pickup. That would be excellent.
While its most likely the Ram Hellcat would just come in rear-wheel drive, Chrysler might drop in the all-wheel-drive system from the (unconfirmed) upcoming 2016 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. That would assist the Ram hook up, specifically considering how light pickup trucks are out back. Exactly what’s truly amazing is the thought of a manual transmission being included to the mix. We understand the only reason the Battery charger is auto-only is since of a regrettable underbody design. The Ram on the other hand, already provides a manual transmission in the Sturdy sector with the Cummins turbo-diesel.
2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat Price
All things thought about, the Hellcat versions of the Opposition and Battery charger bring roughly a $15,000 premium over their next best SRT variations. Continuing because reasoning– though the Ram does not currently have an SRT trim– would recommend a beginning rate of $55,000, using the 5.7-liter HEMI-powered Ram 1500 Sport as the springboard and That puts the Ram Hellcat at around $4,000 cheaper than the Opposition SRT Hellcat.