The 2013 Woodward Dream Cruise is taking place this weekend, and will see the arrival of over 1.5 million people and around 40,000 vehicles of seemingly every make in history. It's also a huge event for the manufacturers that call Detroit home, with Chevrolet setting up shop in Birmingham, Ford and its Mustang Alley locating itself in Ferndale and Chrysler hunkering down at 13 Mile in Royal Oak.

Ram will take advantage of the captive audience (if you think we're joking with the use of the term "captive," you've never tried to get off of Woodward during The Cruise) to show a new concept truck. And, judging from these teasers, it's going to be.. the Rumble Bee. In the past, Ram offered a Rumble Bee edition Ram 1500 that was mainly a styling treatment, but they were kinda cool trucks for those that wanted a muscle car but needed the room and utility of a big vehicle.

Details on the new Rumble Bee are scarce, but judging by the images seen here, it will sport bright yellow paint and a pair of large, black, five-spoke wheels wrapped in low-profile tires. The hood sports a set of hoodscoops for a bit more aggression, while the interior gets a reinterpreted dial shifter for the eight-speed automatic. We also see what may be a button to let a bit more rumble emanate from what we'd assume is a large Hemi engine underhood. Take a look at the gallery below to see both teaser images, and check back here for more as soon as we get it.


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 21 Comments
      tool0117
      • 1 Year Ago
      How stupid. And I guess I don't understand this comment on the older vehicles: "Ram offered a Rumble Bee edition Ram 1500 that was mainly a styling treatment, but they were kinda cool trucks for those that wanted a muscle car but needed the room and utility of a big vehicle." since the rumble bee was no power difference than the regular Ram ... it was an appearance package... how is that good for someone who wants a muscle car?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tool0117
        [blocked]
          tool0117
          • 1 Year Ago
          You just can't stay off my nuts, can you? I have no idea who the f*** you are but I am a celebrity in your eyes. "it will sport bright yellow paint and a pair of large, black, five-spoke wheels wrapped in low-profile tires. The hood sports a set of hoodscoops for a bit more aggression, while the interior gets a reinterpreted dial shifter for the eight-speed automatic. We also see what may be a button to let a bit more rumble emanate from what we'd assume is a large Hemi engine underhood." If you want to pay for a performance package, go for it. Thinking this thing will have any performance increase over a base ram 1500 with the 5.7 L Hemi is an assumption, and not a good one based on the history of the last Rumble bee. Do you know what happens when you Assume?
        Sherry Hilton
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tool0117
        This is the Dumbest **** I have ever heard on autoblog.... maybe they want a Ram that does 0-60 in about or less than 6 Seconds... Ford, Chevy, GMC done this plenty of times... Dodge went all out on year....(SRT10)
          lyphesaparty
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Sherry Hilton
          Agreed CEC - looked up the correct 0-60 for the R/T then looked below and saw you already had it, 2009 R/T 5.7, 2004 SRT 4.9. Very few OEM trucks in that range. Roush (non-OEM) special editions make up the majority of the "plenty of times" from Ford & GM you speak of.
          tool0117
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Sherry Hilton
          Hey Sherry, the old Rumble Bee was an APPEARANCE PACKAGE. If someone wanted a Ram that does 0-60 in 6ish seconds, they can just buy the base 1500 with the hemi v8.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Sherry Hilton
          [blocked]
          CEC
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Sherry Hilton
          Every Ram R/T built since 2009 has been able to do 60 in 5.7 seconds.
      truckguy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why did I get so many dislikes IT DONT LOOK like the same old thing ??????? GM is a world dif. then this !!!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @truckguy
        [blocked]
      Malcolm
      • 1 Year Ago
      lame. why the **** do people insist on turning a truck into a sports car? if you want a sports car, buy a ******* sports car, if you want a work vehicle, get a truck/SUV. Not to mention that this is an old trim package. why the hell is updating a trim package some huge event?
        The_Zachalope
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Malcolm
        Why? Because they can.
        John
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Malcolm
        Some people like the muscle car feel but need a truck. This is their perfect solution. More trucks are customized than any other new vehicle so its a big market to be in a a manufacture. Ford for example is really starting to push their accessories.
          Malcolm
          • 1 Year Ago
          @John
          the thing is is that a truck will Never handle like a sports car, and muscle cars are straight line only machines. I don't see the appeal of driving an @$$-light truck like it's some 'big badass car" when it can't handle worth a damn. Just like how nascar is drivers that can only turn left because they don't have the skill to take on a road course. And the extremely rare road track races they do with nascar don't count.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Malcolm
        [blocked]
          Malcolm
          • 1 Year Ago
          you're the one under a rock dipshit. NO Truck will ever handle like a sports car. the rear is too light and it's nose heavy. if you want a sport/muscle car then get one and leave the trucks to pople who actually have a job and use the truck to tow and haul with. and I don't mean hauling fat asses around in the driver/passenger seats. And yes muscle cars are only good for straight line use. if you want something that will corner, get a corvette since it's a Real Driver's car, all this sport truck BS is for posers with a small dick
      • 1 Year Ago
      [blocked]
      Bill Burke
      • 1 Year Ago
      That first Rumble Bee was a huge success as Dodge truck buyers could bring some over the top style to their truck and relive the "Super Bee" muscle era. I remember standing on Brice Road at the MoPar Nationals watching one Rumble Bee after another thrill the crowd with muscle car sound and flair. This new "Bee" will be another winner for Ram and push Ram into the performance truck lead again. Nothing like a "Bee" to attract attention. "Hey boy, wacha got there, a race car?"... No sheriff, it's a Ram.... Buzz Buzz !!
    • Load More Comments