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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale August 13th – 15th, 2015 at Russo and Steele’s 15th Annual Monterey California Auction. Please contact us for more information.
An immediate and enduring success from its 1993 debut, the second-generation Dodge Ram pickup-truck line was named Motor Trend magazine’s Truck of the Year for 1994 and it quickly relegated the prior series to the distant past with its bold styling and wide range of power teams. Designed from the outset to win sales in the lucrative personal-truck market, one that had long belonged to ford and GM, the new Dodge Rams were offered along a complete range from the basic Ram 1500 to the 1-ton Ram 2500 and heavy-duty Ram 3500. In addition to the 3.9-liter V-6 and 318 and 360 cubic-inch V-8s, gasoline-powered Rams were also offered with the Viper-derived 8.0-liter V-10 engine with 300 horsepower and outstanding torque output. As part of the 1996 running of the Indianapolis 500, the newly released Viper GTS served as the Official Pace Car, with Chrysler President Bob Lutz driving, while similarly finished Dodge Ram 1500 short-bed pickups served as support vehicles, with commemorative models sold to customers, providing a high-performance attitude to match the Ram’s aggressive styling.
Thanks to the establishment of Dodge Division’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) group, the top-of-the-line Viper was not the only beneficiary of further high-performance massaging during the 1990s and 2000s. Countering the new wave of increasingly high-performance pickups including the SS and SSR from Chevy and the SVT Lightning from Ford, Dodge released the brutal Ram SRT-10 for 2004. Featuring a full Viper powertrain including its thundering 8.3-liter, fuel-injected V-10 engine with 500 horsepower and 525 pounds-feet of torque, the Ram SRT-10 was available with a choice of six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmissions. Huge wheels and tires planted the power to the pavement. Ram SRT-10 performance was simply awesome – maybe ludicrous – with the 5,300-pound vehicles capable of 0-60 acceleration in 4.9 seconds, the quarter-mile in 13.6 seconds at 106 mph, and nearly 155 mph at the top end. Skidpad performance was excellent to boot, at 0.86 g lateral acceleration. Heavy-duty ventilated disc brakes provided stopping power to match the rest of the truck’s capabilities. Production of the SRT-10, which cost nearly $50,000 new, continued through 2006.
A first-year Ram SRT-10 from 2004, this example has traveled under 5,000 miles and is offered in virtually new condition. A set of custom-painted flames highlights the full-throttle character of this Ram SRT-10. It is offered complete with a copy of the original window sticker listing all standard and optional features, including the sinister Black Clear Coat Exterior Paint, Dark Slate Gray leather seats with Preferred Suede Trim, and of course, the 8.3L V-10 Viper engine packing 500 hp and the six-speed manual transmission.
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