2017 Dodge Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat


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After a lot of rumors and predictions about 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat, first details and truth are here. Ever since the two Hellcat models have been released, many car fans around the World have been left wondering about how a Hellcat truck would look like. A couple of years ago there have even been some rumors about a future model but Dodge’s CEO said that a Hellcat truck was not in the works at that time.

However, this fueled fan’s speculations even further because it meant that they are in fact thinking about such a high performance model and this could be very true, especially now when Ford already released their Raptor which is not exactly a road-going version of the F-150, but it is a high performance truck to which Ram has no real competitor for.

What’s new for 2017 Ram Hellcat?

Well, it now seems that the 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat might turn into reality and unlike the Raptor, this will be a road-going version of the truck which will be similar in terms of concept to the Ford Lightning. This means that instead of the large Fox shocks found on the Raptor and the beefy off-road tires, the Ram Hellcat is going to offer a lower ride height, larger rims that will be wrapped in high performance tires as well as a lot of chassis upgrades that will be needed in order to handle all that power with ease.

This means that the truck will likely receive support braces in the front and at the back in order to allow it to accelerate and take corners without too much flex.

2017  Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat

The Engine range & Performance

In terms of engine, the 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat is certainly going to receive the same 6.2 liter supercharged V8 found on the Charger or the Challenger. This will make up to 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque which will make it the most powerful production truck in the World. Just like with the two smaller cars, the engine will be mated to an eight speed automatic gearbox that will send all of that power to the rear wheels. While an all wheel drive version has been rumored, it would not make much sense considering how expensive it would get a system that will handle all that power.

Pure Performance

The early performance figures suggest that the 1500 SRT Hellcat will hit 60 MPH in around 4 seconds and it will be limited to 155MPH or less in order to keep its tires safe. This should be more than enough to allow this massive truck to run the quarter mile in less than 12 seconds which would be very impressive for a stock truck.

engine

Advanced & Modern Design

In terms of appearance things are not going to be kept unchanged but instead of getting massive flared wheel arches, wide steps and large grilles, the 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat is going to be a bit more subtle. The truck is expected to get the same grille as the Rebel trim level with the rather unusual look while the headlights will definitely take inspiration from the Hellcat cars. Also, it will sit around 2 inches lower to the ground than the base truck and it will get large 21 or 22 inch rims wrapped in high performance rubber.

The braking system is also going to be heavily updated in order to handle all that power and not fade during hard braking. Inside the cabin, the truck will likely be similar to the Rebel trim level but the steering wheel as well as the seats will likely change to something a bit more sporty in appearance.

front view

2017 Dodge Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat Price

The release date for all of this is still unknown but rumors say that the truck will be ready for the market some time in 2017 when it will cost around $60,000 which would be a very good deal.

The potential competitors are Ford F-150 Tremor and Chevrolet Silverado Cheyenne Concept.



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