There are no doubts, no second guesses and no recounts needed, the ultimate performance pickup is here; and it’s a Dodge. It ain’t bragging if you can do it. With a maximum speed of 150 mph and the biggest engine in a performance pickup, the Dodge Ram SRT-10 backs up its claim as the baddest truck on the block.
Tough Truck Looks
Wide, chiseled and masculine, the boldest and baddest pickup on the planet looks like it means business, and it does. The Dodge Ram SRT -10 was designed with the Dodge tradition of producing powerful trucks with a strong sense of style. The Dodge Ram SRT-10’s taut features were sculpted courtesy of DaimlerChrysler’s wind tunnel and with a subtle nod to the Dodge Ram NASCAR truck series entry.
“The rear wing is one of the most important features of the Dodge Ram SRT-10,” said Trevor M. Creed, Senior Vice President-Design, Chrysler Group. “It is fully functional, providing a 165 lb. reduction in lift, but it also provides a reduction in drag, which is a rarity for wing. When access to the bed is required, the rear wing is removable and stows on top of the bed rails behind the cab.”
Sport Meets Luxury
Inside, heavily bolstered racing-derived leather seats with suede perforated inserts and a carbon-fiber leather trim steering wheel let drivers know this no ordinary Ram . The “SRT-10” logo is embroidered on the headrests. Silver trim adorns the center stack and a silver trim strip with an “SRT-10” badge resides on the passenger side air bag. A red Viper start button on the dash provides further evidence that this is something special. A custom “Hurst” shift lever sprouts from a silver metal shift bezel and is topped by a Viper shift knob. Aluminum performance pedals replace the stock set up.
A new gauge cluster with satin silver-faced gauges feature Viper font and graphics and appropriately recalibrated speedometer and tachometer to accommodate the SRT-10’s visceral performance. The best-in-class interior space is maintained from the standard Ram.
From the beginning, the engineers at PVO knew that this monster truck was a snake. The 8.3-liter Viper V-10 delivers 500 horsepower and 525 lb.-ft. of torque.
Resting on unique engine mounts; the V-10 engine delivers 90 percent of its whopping 525 lb-ft of torque from 1500 to 5600 rpm. The cast aluminum cylinder block has interference-fit cast-iron liners and cross-bolted main caps.
The Ram SRT-10 also features a unique oil pan, throttle linkage, new "Hi-Flow" exhaust manifolds, new transmission mounts and a modified Ram Heavy Duty radiator tailored to fit the between the NASCAR inspired grille baffles.
The rest of the V-10 is straight from the Viper, with a six main bearing crankshaft with cross-bolted main bearing caps. Despite larger diameter aluminum alloy pistons than the previous generation’s 8.0-liter Viper engine, the pistons weigh less and are included along with all-new, lighter and stronger cracked-steel connecting rods.
More than just a big engine, Ram SRT-10 adds the largest standard wheels, tires and brakes offered on a production pickup. Unique in a world of look-alike trucks, the Ram SRT-10 is a radical, custom-built performance truck, straight from a manufacturer. The Dodge Ram SRT-10 blends performance cues direct from the Dodge Viper SRT-10, the ultimate sports car and the baddest pickup on the market, the Dodge Ram.