If it's power you're after, this truck delivers it, with 500 horsepower and 525 lb.-ft. of torque. The truck goes from 0 to 60 in approximately five seconds and tops out at about 150 mph.
- "The Dodge Ram SRT-10 may be the first halo truck, but trust me, this truck is no angel," Wolfgang Bernhard, Chief Operating Officer, Chrysler Group, told reporters. "The Ram SRT-10 is true to the performance ideals that created the original Dodge Viper: keep it simple and make it fast."
"There is no replacement for displacement," added Bernhard. "The Ram SRT-10 delivers its astounding performance in a way that only Viper owners will recognize, with an endless rush of torque."
The Viper V-10 includes a six main bearing crankshaft with increased stroke length and cross-bolted main bearing caps. All-new cast aluminum alloy pistons weigh slightly less than prior years. New cracked-steel connecting rods are lighter, but stronger.
More New Viper Engine Features
- Redesigned semi-permanent mold (SPM) 356 T6 aluminum cylinder heads, with improved intake port, exhaust port and combustion chamber cooling.
- Lower-profile die-cast magnesium cylinder head covers with steel internal baffles and anti-slosh foam.
- Single-piece, central dual-plenum, cast aluminum intake manifold.
- Shorter runners and a single, non-staged two-barrel throttle body provide higher peak horsepower RPM. The intake manifold is an all-inclusive Integrated Air and Fuel Module (IAFM) with tubular fuel rails, injectors, sensors, wiring and throttle body - delivered assembled and pre-tested.
- A Ram Heavy Duty cooling system is modified to handle the needs of the new Viper engine. A custom dual exhaust system is mounted to new exhaust manifolds.
The Ram has a new Hurst shift linkage and a modified version of the Viper SRT-10's Tremec T56 six-speed manual transmission. The T56 is fully synchronized with electronic reverse lockout.
A new driveshaft runs to the Viper-sourced transmission and a modified differential with a 4.10 rear axle delivers the torque to the road. The SRT-10 features a fully hydroformed Dodge Ram frame, one of the stiffest in the industry, and a suspension that's been dropped one inch at the front and two inches at the rear.
New front and rear strut assemblies and a rear sway bar were added to handle the increased cornering loads.
Also used are Bilstein shock absorbers, performance-tuned springs, 22-inch custom "Viper-style" wheels and 305/40 Pirelli Scorpion Tires.
Standard ABS-equipped brakes are fitted with new 15-inch rotors on the front brakes. Rear brakes are modified Ram Heavy Duty 14-inch rotors. Front and rear brakes feature unique red calipers. The Ram's new front fascia features brake ducts to provide plenty of cooling for track sessions.
Prices: US $22,425 base; as tested, $45,795. Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles total vehicle and powertrain.
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