2017 RAM 1500 SRT Hellcat

One of the most anticipated pickup trucks over the last few years has been a Hellcat-powered Ram 1500. Some of the recent reports suggest that the famous American automaker plans to launch the high-performance pickup for the 2017 model year. If that pans out, the 2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat will be powered by the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that was already given to a couple of Dodge’s high-performance models. Namely, the 2015 Charger and 2015 Challenger SRT versions benefitted greatly from the Hellcat engine and its stunning 707 horsepower.

Design

Although the automaker has yet to reveal what this amazing truck will look like, some of the recent renders give us a good clue. According to these sources, the 2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat is due to adopt a sharp and aggressive appearance. It will naturally borrow some of the styling cues seen on the Hellcat Charger and Challenger, including the grille, front headlights and hood scoop. Thanks to its lower stance and several sheet metal modifications, the high-performance Ram 1500 SRT should come with significantly improved aerodynamics. Of course, the cabin is likely to follow the outlines of the exterior design. Expect also to see the most advanced controls, driver assist systems and LCD screens inside the upcoming pickup. Anyway, we’ll be watching closely for any new information concerning its exterior and interior design.

2017 RAM 1500 SRT Hellcat

2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat Engine Specs

As mentioned, the 2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat is slated to receive the stunning 6.2-liter supercharged V8. This unit actually comes as a downsized version of the 6.4-liter Hemi engine.It produces unbelievable 707 horsepower when paired with the ZF eight-speed (8HP70) transmission that Ram, Jeep and Dodge use in their high-output models.

2017 Ram 1500 SRT Competition

The 2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat won’t be this brand’s first venture into the hot-rod pickup segment. As you probably know, a V10-powered Ram SRT-10 arrived in the early 2000s offered in both Regular and Quad Cab configurations. As for the currently available models, Ford offers the F-150 SVT Raptor but it’s expected to be replaced soon. General Motors dropped out of the game with the discontinuation of the Silverado SS, which leaves plenty of room for the upcoming Ram SRT Hellcat to establish itself as the class-leading option.

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