The production truck was first shown in February 2003, after a similar concept. This sort of horsepower and performance was unheard of in the glory days of muscle, the 1960s. The engine contains a Heavy Duty Cooling System for the cooling of the engine at all times. The lot and information presented at auction on the auction block supersedes any previous descriptions or information. The engine was still made at the Conner Avenue plant in Michigan, and shipped to Saltillo, Mexico where the truck was made. Configuration: - Front Engine Engine: - 8.
Both bore and stroke had been increased over previous Viper models. The cast aluminum cylinder block has interference-fit cast-iron liners and cross-bolted main caps. Available as a 2004 model. Expect the front to get all-new bushings, a much thicker anti-roll bar, and sportier coil-over shocks. A red Viper start button on the dash provides further evidence that this is something special. Cosmetically, a definitive 2020 Ram wears red brake calipers behind the previously mentioned name twos, a spoiler over the rear end that decreases lift and drag, and a hood scoop embellished with the words Viper Powered. According to design chief Trevor Creed, the deep front fascia, front splitter, and rear wing were all based on time in the wind tunnel; the rear wing both cut drag and provided downforce.
Steering is tighter than in the usual trucks. Overall the truck is lowered, dropping the center of gravity and giving it a more menacing appearance. The satin silver-faced gauges used Viper graphics. These wheels are wrapped with high performance Pirelli tires with shock absorbers, piston calipers and Anti Braking System that ensure a better braking even at high speeds. Colors were black, red, and silver only; the wheels were unique 22-inchers, the largest sold on a stock pickup. With 500 horsepower and 525 lb-ft of torque, it was the fastest pickup truck you could buy. Viper power requires a massive tire-contact patch to be remotely useful.
Gear 1 2 3 4 5 6 Final Drive Ratio 2. The Viper engine is smooth and calm, easily controlled and giving the feel of an ordinary truck V8, as long as the throttle is kept in the usual operating range; the automatic reacts just like the standard Dodge truck transmissions. Mecum is not responsible for information that may be changed or updated prior to the auction. The manual transmission regular cab featured a Hurst shift lever, which sprouted from a silver metal shift bezel and was fitted with a Viper shift knob. Under normal driving, it gives a nice, deep growl. The axle ratio was changed to 4. We were prepared for the shaking and chassis booming often associated with oversized rolling stock and its barely manageable unsprung mass.
A heavy-duty torque converter, new transmission calibration, and two-piece drive shaft were needed to keep up with the V10. A new driveshaft ran to the Viper-sourced transmission, and a modified differential with a 4. The result is a big, fast hunk that does what it's told. The engine kicks out its usual 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels. If Ram throws the Hellcat bone into its half-ton truck, it will get the same supercharged, 6.
We'd also enjoy a bit more auditory personality: The V-10's voice is almost too muffled, although some will feel that's an asset. The bore and stroke had been increased over previous Viper models. A lowered ride height compounded with larger anti-sway bars meant decent handling from this pickup. The steering wheel will likely get the flat-bottom treatment with either leather or Alcantara coverings. The interiors feature the instrument panels, airbags, start button, leather seats and steering wheel. Available as a 2006 model. Only under a properly mashed throttle does the Viper motor really bellow.
Looking sports-car sharp is a carbon-fiber leather-trimmed steering wheel. As for the release date, for now there is no official information that we have received. We guess that a toupee is likewise practical on the grounds that it forestalls sunburn, yet when you have 500 strength, you shouldn't need to legitimize your hood scoop to anybody. The automatic was only sold on the Quad Cab — the manual, only on the Regular Cab. Steering-rack response is crisp, and there's braking muscle to spare in the form of 15-inch front rotors and 14-inchers in the rear.
The hood scoop allowed cool air to enter as well as forcing hot air to exit from the engine bay, thus helping the engine to run cooler. Expect a bed cover to come standard. We liked the little touches - overhead lights that go on when you press them, the universal garage door opener. So will Ram bite the bullet? The ride was firm enough, but the shock absorbers were clearly doing their job. The Dana 60 backside is so huge Ben Affleck needs to have an overpublicized association with it. It was introduced at the January 2002 North American International Auto Show, but was not put into production until 2004. The front ride stature was brought down one inch while the back was brought down by 2.