2017 line-up of Ram 1500 is now better than ever before. Although the 1500 SRT Hellcat has had many rumors and speculations of not coming to existence, the ember stills burn of what could have been a great model. For those who still crave for a Hellcat-powered Ram 1500, there’s good news. A dealership based in Ontario, Canada offers a custom built 2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat.
The maker is Midland Chrysler. The first model from the manufacturer has been already spotted and is expected to come with brutal power. The dealership also claimed that this is the 1st Hellcat-powered Ram pickup truck ever built (but not officially).
2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat – Powertrain
2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat 2017 will arrive with a powerful 6.2 liter V8 engine. Since this supercharged V8 engine is huge, Midland Chrysler had to install a body lift. With all the tuning done, this truck not only functions like a factory Ram but also offers more power. Although specific output hasn’t been sourced out but considering all the efforts and persistence, output figures are sure to cross 707 HP of power and 650 lb-ft of torque.
Besides all the rewiring, the maker has reprogrammed the powertrain control module, relocated the battery, modified the oil pan and firewall.
As much as modifications have been done in the engine, the exterior body of this 2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat is similar with the rest of Ram 1500 line-up. But to bring out prominence of this new SRT Hellcat, the makers sure have incorporated some new design elements.
Several images of this truck have been sourced out, and according to it, its front fascia looks entirely new. Headlights are now sporting a blackened look. This black coloring has been featured in the grille too. Other than that, both front and rear bumpers share body color.
The hood has been modified, and air intake scoops have been incorporated to cool down its monstrous engine. The approach angle also seems to have been altered a bit. It has been said that new custom paints will also be available.
2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat – Interior
Not much has been changed in the interior cabin of this 1500 SRT Hellcat. The overall layout and seat arrangement are familiar. Most importantly, plush/sporty seats come as standard with high-grade upholstery. Several technological features have been presented as well. The most important change would be a new theme which marks the significance of this SRT Hellcat.
Although this custom built 2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat is very fascinating and a dream come true pickup truck, its price is the biggest hiccup. For what it’s worth, this model costs around $90,000.