2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat Review

2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat Review – Even though it still hasn’t been confirmed that the Hellcat-powered Ram will strike the market at all, we chose to make a rendering about the way the car might appear like. The majority of its style hints will be borrowed from the Charger Hellcat and the Challenger Hellcat. The unique bodywork will be present too, but the carmaker will have to do numerous upgrades and improvements on the platform to make it suitable for a 700-horsepower engine. Well, it would not be the first time for the carmaker to put an unsuitable drivetrain under the bonnet of its products. 10 years earlier, the carmaker utilized the 8.3-liter V-10 powerplant for the SRT-10 and the Viper. The 2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat would be a great replacement for the SRT-10, but time will tell exactly what the carmaker has up its sleeves.


There are lots of modifications to the outside of the 2017 Ram Hellcat, not the least which is the familiars scooped hood and further assisting represent the truck’s hellish internals are the supercharged’s and SRT badges on the front fender and grille. The Opposition cues continue with a reshaped front bumper with upgraded fog lights and center accents.

2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat Review

2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat Review

Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat Exterior

The standard wheels and tires are switched for something with more meat. Likely sized in 22 to 24 inches, and the wheels take after the other SRT products. Large Brembo brakes peak from behind the amber spokes. The Ram’s A-pillars are also dealt with to a color update, getting the exact same matte surface as the B-pillars presently on production trucks. Expect a bedspread to come requirement. Overall the truck is reduced, dropping the center of mass and offering it the enormous appearance.


Things inside will definitely be upgraded as well. Anticipate heavily strengthened seats with Alcantara inserts, an SRT-branded gauge cluster, and perhaps some carbon fibers accents and the guiding wheel a wills likely to get the flat-bottom treatment with either leather or Alcantara coverings and the ZF lightspeed’s rotary shifter will still be present on the dash, but anticipate an “S,” or Sport setting after the PRND. Ram will likewise consist of a lot of upper trim level devices like the 8.4-inch Uconnect system as standard, along with an updated stereo– perhaps the 900-watt Harmon Kardon unit from the charger.

2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat Review

2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat Review


There isn’t really much requirement for speculation here. If Ram throws the Hellcat bone into its half-ton truck, it will get the same superchargeds the 6.2-liter V-8 as the Opposition and Battery charger. That suggests 707 horsepower, 650 pound-feet of torque, and adequate exhaust rumble to awaken the surrounding county. We do have to hypothesize on what this suggests for the Ram’s performances and if the 500-horsepowers SRT-10 hit 60 miles per hour in “simply under 5 seconds” as declareds by SRT, and then we might anticipate a roughly four-second go to 60 from the Hellcat-powered pickup. That would be outstanding.

Ram will have to include paddle shifters for the TorqueFlite transmission, enabling more control over the system’s 8 speeds. Perhaps even a launch-control setting will be added. While it’s most likely the 2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat would only come in rear-wheel drive, Chrysler might drop in the all-wheel-drive system from the (unconfirmed) upcoming 2016 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. That would help the Ram attack, especially considering how light pickup is out back. Exactly what’s truly amazing is the thought of a manual transmission being contributed to the mix. Because of a regrettable underbody style, we know the only factor the Charger is auto-only is. The Ram on the other hand a already provides a manual transmissions in the Heavy Task section with the Cummins turbo-diesel. Ram will have a to modify the truck’s suspension’s to keep up with its power. Thanks to the Ram’s most current upgrade, the old-school leaf springs are dumped in favor of a five-link setup with coil springs. This will make tuning the Ram’s rear end much simpler.


All things considered, the Hellcat variations of the Challenger and charger bring approximately a $15,000 premium over their next best SRT Hellcat variations. Continuing because reasoning– though the Ram doesn’t currently have an SRT trim– would recommends a beginning’s cost of $55,000, using the 5.7-liter HEMI-powered Ram 1500 Sport as the springboard. That puts the 2017 Ram Hellcat at around $4,000 more affordable than the Opposition SRT Hellcat.