Are you ready for the new 2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat. For every car enthusiast, seeing a “Hellcat” as part of a name of any car is a sign that a special model is in question. As you may to predict, new SRT Hellcat should be one of the most powerful vehicles in its class. Some reports suggests that official premiere will be this year, in second half.
So far, the most popular model is the Dodge Challenger Hellcat and we have seen a interesting model – Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat which was really successful. Latest reports suggest that Chrysler is working for quite a while on the 2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat pickup truck. Currently there are no official information, however, rumors have surfaced on the web from source that were right before.
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First of all, this is not going to be a classic pickup truck. The powerful engine is what differentiates it from other cars (Dodge Challenger Hellcat has supercharged engine that produces around 700 horsepower). Furthermore, Hellcat badge must bring new styling and lots of sporty equipment. Although the car will be similar to the current model, Chrysler practically must reinvent their popular pickup from the ground up, just to be able to fit in that massive engine.
2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat Redesign
When it comes to the exterior, the 2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat will, most definitely, look more aggressive and sporty, than the current model. The most notable change in the front will be a scooped hood and it is even expected that the hood will have even more air vents. Furthermore, rumors suggest that the Ram on the front will get new grille, new headlights and a new bumper, just to complete the overall redesign.
On the back, new taillights are going to be used, the ones that match the new headlights. The bed of the pickup should not be changed, since it is an important part of the appeal of this vehicle. The interesting thing about this pickup could be the choice of the alloy wheels – rumors suggest that the manufacturer is planning to offer the 2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat with two different sets of wheels – base model will come with 22-inch 7 spoke wheels, while there will be optional 24-inch wheels. Behind those wheels there will be Brembo brake calipers.
Experts think that the interior of the 2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat will not be changed drastically and that it will be fairly similar to the one in the current model. However, it is expected that the manufacturer is going to use better materials and that the base model will have lots of features and equipment. This is mostly because of the price of this pickup, which will not be cheap.
The Engine range and Specs
The most important part of the 2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat is most definitely the engine. The reports suggest that it will be offered with supercharged 6.2l V8 engine that produces around 700 horsepower with eight speed automatic transmission. This engine is known from before – it is currently used in Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Also, we can expect all-new platform.
|SRT Hellcat Specs|
|0-60 time||4.0 sec.|
|Horsepower @ RPM||707|
|Torque @ RPM||650|
|Top Speed||155 mph (Est.)|
As you can to see, acceleration is the impressive and the biggest advantage is power. All of these features are incredible for one truck. So, all of us are expecting first video from the test drive.
2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat Price
Chrysler did not announce the price of the sporty pickup, but experts predict that the base model should start around $55,000. Of course, the price range depends of the trim levels and additional equipment.
The biggest rival are Ford Tremor and Chevrolet Silverado Cheyenne Concept .
The 2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat should be unveiled during 2016 and should go on sale in the end of the year or early 2017.