Ram sure knows how to surprise their audience from time to time by presenting exclusive packages for their pickups. Likewise, the company has presented a special edition of their Ram 1500 line-up; 2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport which is targeted towards pickup fanatics who look for modern styling, modern technological features and equally good performance.
Although Ram is dedicated towards present diligent work trucks, their designers also know how to break convention. The new Copper Sport is also a message from the automakers that work ethics can be fun as well.
Ram hasn’t built this special edition model right from scratch and its underpinnings are based on the standard Ram 1500. However, unlike the standard model, Ram 1500 Copper Sport comes with just one powertrain and a 4-door crew cab body. So buyers don’t get many options for personalization.
2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport – Powertrain
2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport 2017 uses a 5.7L Hemi V8 engine which is dedicated to produce outputs of 410 lb-ft torque and 395 HP. This engine pairs up with an 8-speed automatic transmission and (fortunately) there are options for both rear wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
This Ram 1500 Copper Sport also gets a sport-tuned suspension and puts out a stiffer ride. Fuel economy stays near the mark of 18 mpg city/ 25 mpg highway/ 21 mpg combined.
The thing that makes new Ram 1500 Copper Sport unique is the special treatment that this model has received on its exterior and interior. To start with the exterior, the entire body wears a Copperhead Pearl Coat which is exclusive to the model.
As compared to the standard model, Ram 1500 Copper Sport has a completely different as it wears sport black finish on top of the exclusive deal. Also to note, the headlights have been blackened on the topmost section. Likewise, the grille shares body color and incorporate billet inserts. Other exclusive additions include flat black badging, 22-inch machine finished alloy wheels and black cargo liners.
The interior cabin incorporates exclusive add-on too as the high-back bucket seats wear contrast stitching. The head restraints are height-adjustable and wear a unique ‘Sport’ badge. 2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport also adds a 9 speaker Alpine audio system along with a sub-woofer. Copperhead Pearl coat insert are incorporated in the center console, dashboard and door panels.
Price and Release Date
According to official reports, there are just 3,000 copies of Ram 1500 Copper Sport which makes it an “officially” rare model. As being unique and exclusive doesn’t come easy, buyers have to pay as much as $46,950 (base price). Most importantly, Ram has plans to launch this model by the end of this year.