• Aug 17th 2006 at 2:57PM
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Aerodynamics? You don't need aero if you've got enough power, and in the case of this Dodge Ram, 930 hp did the trick at Bonneville Tuesday. The 5,500 lb Dodge Ram Quad Cab ran a two-run average of 224.08 mph, setting a new C/MP Bonneville Speed Week record that shattered the previous mark of 158 mph.

While the red and white Dodge looks a lot more aerodynamic than the stock version, it still has a frontal area of 32 sq. ft. (Imagine pushing an upright 4x8 sheet of plywood through the air at 224 mph...) Overcoming the truck's aerodynamic drag requires some serious power, and engine valvetrain specialists Jesel, Inc. came through with a 370 cu. in. Dodge NASCAR-type V8, fitted with dual four-barrel carburetors. Follow the link for more info.

[Source: Jesel] Thanks for the tip, Kyle!

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      • 9 Years Ago
      "No. I'd rather watch my grass grow than read that article."

      And your the fool that read it and then posted about it.
      • 9 Years Ago
      How fast can it go backwards?
      • 9 Years Ago

      I guess it could go even higher.

      That is, if it didn't have the aerodynamic qualities of a brick...
      • 9 Years Ago
      Now that'll push the bleeding edge of technology. I heard there "carburators" could be the next big thing in engine management.
      What? It already happened?
      HOW long ago???
      • 9 Years Ago
      I think that's where my cousin/son was born.
      • 9 Years Ago
      224 MPH? Who's going to pick up all the sheets of plywood that were in the back?
      • 9 Years Ago
      This is about as interesting as the Craftsman Truck Series. Everyone knows going fast and trucks come hand in hand. Hauling plywood and towing is out of style.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Whooptie-freakin-dooo. Who really cares about an old crapper pickup truck that can go 224mph?? Is it for sale? No. Does it make you want to buy Dodge's lame products? No. I'd rather watch my grass grow than read that article.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Why are kids allowed to o'pine on a man's discussion board? go to school kiddie's.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Looks like a bunch of Haters, great job a Dodge pickup that can blow the doors off your Vette, Cobra , Camero, w mods just like my RamSrt10 and I can haul a bed load of sheetrock: ), shrubs. Got a love it...
      • 9 Years Ago
      Dodge Quad Cab pickup sets 224 mph record........
      • 9 Years Ago
      224 mph,it can be made even higher.I quote "speed thrills,but it kills".
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