• Sep 12, 2008
With gas prices still leaving people numb, the Dodge Ram R/T probably won't get the reception Chrysler wants – but that doesn't mean the automaker won't give it some good car show loving: Mopar is bringing a 'roided up version of the truck to this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The blue bruiser gets the 5.7-liter HEMI with 390 horsepower, good for enough giddy up to shoot to the truck to 60 mph in under six seconds. The body gets more of the Mr. Olympia treatment: a bulging hood with dual intakes over a deep air dam, a bed cover with a spoiler, a lowered suspension over 22-inch wheels for that "Don't mess!" aggression, and obligatory racing stripes. We like the sound of all that. Come November 4, let the posedown begin.

[Source: 4 Wheels Blog]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      What is it with the over sized wheels on all vehicles. Totally gross.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love it, that's really awesome.

      I love short box regular cab sport trucks.

      So silly but so very awesome.

      P.S. the Aspen Hybrid (modified) engine would be pretty neat in this truck.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What would a posting about any truck be without an overt reference to gas prices.

      I thought this was a blog for enthusiasts, not environmentalists?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Unix, tell me you know the difference between sports trucks and offroad trucks. No mudders over here and I run a 14 flat in the 1/4mi with a Chevy Blazer.
        • 6 Years Ago
        IDS: um, ok? What is your point, and how does any of that correlate to a blog entry about a SEMA concept opening with a quip about retail gas prices?

        It doesn't. There was no need to mention any of the items you did, as they are 100 percent irrelevant. Just as there was no need to interject sociopolitical commentary in a post about a SEMA concept.

        Thank you, come again.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Enviromentally concious car enthusiasts, perhaps? One thing don't have to exclude the other, and personally, I think the auto industry is much more interesting when they're under the pressure of building efficient cars.
        • 6 Years Ago
        TJ,

        There's nothing wrong with trucks.

        But the era of people driving gussied up 'sport' trucks and pretending that they're sports cars is over.

        Thank god -- truck drivers are vastly overrepresented in racing-around douchebaggery. Why do those with the least capable vehicles always feel that they have to challenge and try to intimidate everyone? Now I just laugh because I know how much those howling mud tires are costing him in fuel.
        • 6 Years Ago
        As an enthusiast then, you'd know that the first few Porches were electrics and that even Henry Ford had the foresight to look into alternative fuels and worked with George Washington Carter before settling on, the then "abundant", crude oil products.

        -IDS
      • 6 Years Ago
      You wouldn't want a weak-kneed eco truck for that show anyways... "more is more" at SEMA.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The lightning and the syclone are the only two performance pick up trucks to have ever done styling right with single cab versions.
      All the rest, seem to need some kind of cab extension to look right. The lack of a cabin extenstention makes this truck look short and fat.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wish Chevy Made that Silverado 427 Concept. That thing was amazing, and this looks great, too.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thats Would Be The Most Kick ASS Truck....

      I Like the Chevy SS but this is better....
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed... the SRT10 RAM was amazing (driven.. didn't want to hand the keys back).

        But this is still awesome. :D
        • 6 Years Ago
        I have to disagree.... a return of the SRT10 would be the most badass. I'd still take this though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      A truck that looks like this with a small gas sipping V8, performance manual gearbox, at least a 4.10 gear and the possibility of ordering one with just a basic simple stereo (no navigation, mp3, bluetooth, etc.), manual windows and door locks, manual mirrors... without all those other conveniences that add weight, complexity and cost. Anyone remember the Dusters, Darts, and early Barracudas. Those were fun cars. Make it look good for cruising Main Street, and spirited for cruising the back roads. Build it simple, light, and cheap enough where I may actually be able to afford one. It doesn't need to have 500HP and a top speed of 150+MPH, and I don't think you should required to pay for the monster engine to get the best looking vehicle in any lineup. I like driving fast but, no one needs that on public roads. That seems to me to be totally irresponsible.
      • 6 Years Ago
      TJ: The point is environmentalism, even if its been on the back burner, has always been apart of the auto industry. Don't like the mention of gas prices in the blog? Get over it and learn the history of what you claim to be an enthusiast for.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I went to the Mr. Olympia last year! woot!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Mark Surel...nice sketch, CCS baby!
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