Is a Ram 1500 Hellcat in the works? – Roadshow.
Fiat Chrysler has already shoved its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 into aand a , however why cease there? Why not shove it into, say, a pickup truck? The , maybe?
The 2019 Ram 1500 hasn’t even existed in public for a week, however already there’s a trace of one thing greater on the horizon. Eagle-eyed Ram followers at Allpar identified that, should you zoom in on one shot of the Ram’s new infotainment system, the clock is ready to 7:07.
The thought is that that is an Easter egg pointing to a future Hellcat-powered Ram 1500, however so far, Ram is not about to say something. Automakers routinely decline to debate future merchandise, particularly ones as intriguing as this, and Ram is not going to change that narrative, with a spokesman telling me over e-mail that the clock factor is a “unusual coincidence and complete hypothesis.”
While you is perhaps eager to forged this apart as a comfortable coincidence or a crimson herring, FCA has a historical past of doing issues like this. Just earlier than the 707-horsepower Hellcat was formally introduced, there was a picture from Dodge the place the Challenger’s infotainment display screen confirmed SiriusXM’s ’70s on 7 channel. 70, 7, 707 — get it?
There’s additionally priority for shoving that particular motor into this truck. Back in 2016, Ram unveiled the, which slid a detuned (575-hp) model of the Hellcat’s 6.2-liter V8 underneath the hood of a Ram 1500 Rebel. It could have appeared as a one-off idea again then, however given this potential Easter egg, maybe it was a very, very, very early preview?
Even if that is not the case, there’s lots to like about the new Ram 1500. The 2019 mannequin 12 months brings a recent look on the exterior, a 225-pound weight reduction, a new 48-volt gentle hybrid system and a huge 12-inch portrait-type touchscreen infotainment system. A diesel is on the manner, as properly, but it surely will not arrive till 2019.
(Hat tip to MotorAuthority!)