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RAMCAT: This Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat Is The 707 HP Truck America Deserves

Illustration for article titled RAMCAT: This Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat Is The 707 HP Truck America Deserves
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"Not at this time." That's what Ram Trucks' CEO Bob Hegbloom has to say about a Ram powered by the mighty 6.2-liter, 707 horsepower supercharged V8 in the Challenger and Charger Hellcat. That's no fun. But because America deserves that truck, here are some renders to fuel your truck-hooning dreams.

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Topspeed cooked up some great renders of what a Hellcat-powered Ram 1500 could possibly look like. It's pretty sharp-looking, if I do say so myself, even though it looks like it's built more for burnouts than heavy-duty hauling.

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The Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat render takes numerous cues from the Hellcat Charger and Challenger, particularly the front headlamps, grille, and hood scoop.

Illustration for article titled RAMCAT: This Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat Is The 707 HP Truck America Deserves

The truck would need some substantial tweaking, but they estimate a four second zero to 60 mph time if it got that engine. That's pretty insane for a truck.

Like Topspeed, I agree that the SRT-10 is due for a comeback:

This wouldn't be the first time Ram — or Dodge at that time — has put a ridiculous powerplant behind that crosshair grille. Between 2004 and 2006, Dodge produced the Ram SRT-10 fitted with the same 8.3-liter V-10 that came in the Viper. With 500 horses, 525 pound-feet of torque, and a manual transmission, the SRT-10 was anything but conventional.

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Check out their site for more specs on this imaginary RamCat (HellRam?) but you may walk away wanting one real, real bad.

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Patrick, I hate to be "that guy", but I'll be "that guy" right now: The Hellcat engine wouldn't do well in a Ram.

Why? Because the rear end is too light. You would literally smoke off the tires without even trying. The tailgate would swing out evey time you turned a corner and pushed on the Go Pedal just a little bit. And forget about driving it on anything but super dry roads.

I loved the SRT-10. I mean, LOVED it. This iteration, however, wouldn't be nearly as spry due to physics.