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"Dirty Dodge" Super-Widebody Ram 1500 Is the Anti-Tesla

Time and time again, Dodges and Rams get the worst reliability ratings, the massive recalls, and yet people keep on buying them. It's not stupidity at work, as many of the things that make a really cool American vehicle are impossible to quantify, like real wood trim. We're so tired of the fake stuff!
"Dirty Dodge" Super-Widebody Ram 1500 Is the Anti-Tesla 9 photos
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The Tesla Cybertruck is, on the other hand, easy to quantify or even hate. The shape is unlike anything that was made before while the electric motors will outdo everything with a motor. Yet the Ram 1500 is probably not sweating it because... well, just look at it.

This is easily the most popular product in the FCA portfolio and the evolution in design connects all fifteen generations from both Dodge and Ram. That's a lot of heritage. Now, not all 1500 models look the same, and that's because the company decided on three different headlight configurations.

The one in this rendering is from the top system, which has full adaptive LEDs and is available on the top Limited and Longhorn trims. But everything else is racecar-like and makes very little sense in the context of a luxury truck, which also gives this rendering its appeal.

Brad Builds put this thing together using his usual widebody magic. Even he admits that something like would struggle on the mechanical front. Those extra thicc wheels probably wouldn't be able to turn while the fully independent setup necessary for the slammed rear is almost impossible to make. Almost.

The rendering was commissioned by Nitto Tires, which explains why it looks ready to drift. Presuming you could magically have a chassis for that, what kind of engine would be required to send such a truck sideways? Well, the normal 1500 now has a HEMI with 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque, plus an available 48V mild-hybrid system which adds about 130 lb-ft of torque for smoother driving, but not extra performance.

Of course, there's that rumor about a TRX for those crazy cowboys. It's obvious what kind of engine that will have, supercharged and gas-guzzling; the Tesla will be faster; we don't really care.





 
 
 
 
 

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