Now that we’ve seen both the 2015 Challenger Hellcat and the 2015 Charger Hellcat, the next question is “what next?” During FCA’s investor day announcements way back in May, it was made clear that Dodge would be the performance brand, and the SRT performance vehicles would be limited to the Dodge nameplate. The problem with that is, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT sells really, really well. So despite the claims that we won’t see other high-performance vehicles, we don’t expect that to be entirely true. FCA trademarked Trackhawk recently; so even if there isn’t a SRT, there’s going to be some performance Jeep in the future.

But what about Ram? It seems logical that putting a Hellcat engine in Ram 1500 is a no-brainer idea. We believe that it’d be an easy swap, and the world needs another high-performance Ram pickup truck. The current high-performance Ram is the R/T, and that uses the 5.7L HEMI V8. But Bob Hegbloom, head of Ram, recently told Car and Driver that there was no plans for a Hellcat Ram, yet.

If we can’t have the Hellcat engine, for whatever reason, the Ram 1500 could use a performance upgrade in the form of a Scat Pack. We recently spent a week in the Challenger Scat Pack and was really impressed with the engine’s performance. The 6.4L engine makes 485 hp and 475 lb-ft. While the Ram 1500 R/T is a quick truck, the bigger HEMI would really make it shine and, in our opinion, provide a good mix of truck usability and on-road performance.

Read it Too  I just want a model 3#fyp #tesla #cybertruck #fup #feauture...

We’re willing to bet that some engineers have put a Hellcat engine in a Ram. You can’t get a bunch of gear heads around and not have them try to Hellcat all the things. Will we see it as a truck we can buy? Maybe, maybe not. At least not yet, according to Ram. But we wouldn’t be surprised if we at least see it as a concept truck soon.

Join The Discussion

comments

By admin