Ram Ready To Build Rumble Bee Concept Depending on Feedback
But one recent concept that really got our attention was the Ram 1500 Rumble Bee Concept. It wasn’t just the fancy yellow color or the fact that it had some fancy slick details on the interior; the concept pickup truck really screamed for attention without going overboard to get it.
So imagine our pleasant surprise when we found out that Ram is considering building a production version of the concept pickup. Speaking to Edmunds, Dave Sowens, head of Ram Truck’s light- and heavy-duty marketing, said that the brand will bring the concept to some dealer shows and talk to dealers in an attempt to gauge the interest of a production version for the Rumble Bee Concept.
If there’s a positive feedback from dealers, the company will seriously consider building a production model, albeit one that could be without the Drone Yellow finish and the amber-encased bee on the concept’s rotary gear knob. While we wouldn’t mind the encased bee to be left out, it’s going to be disappointing if Ram drops the fancy color finish that really gave the concept that sparkling attitude that reminded a lot of people of Bumblebee, the Transformers Autobot.
Power is likely to remain the same so expect a 5.7-liter, HEMI V-8 engine that produces 395 horsepower and 407 pound-feet of torque, good enough to potentially hit 60 mph in 6.7 seconds to go with a top speed of 120 mph.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Ram 1500 Rumble Bee Concept
The Rumble Bee Concept only made its debut during the 2013 Woodward Dream Cruise last month and its already generated its fair share of attention from people all over the country. It’s based on the Ram 1500 R/T and comes with some cool features that include a Drone Yellow finish, large air intakes on the hood, a low front spoiler, and large wheels on the outside.
Power comes from a 5.7-liter, HEMI V-8 engine that produces 395 horsepower and 407 pound-feet of torque. With those numbers in tow, the pickup is expected to hit 60 mph in 6.7 seconds to go with a top speed of 120 mph.