It looks like the new version of the popular pickup truck is on the way. The latest spy shots show that the company is working on something pretty big, on a model that will compete with the currently-undisputed Ford Raptor. Therefore, expectations from the new model are pretty big, as we count not just on lots of off-road capability, but also on plenty of power. According to the latest reports, that would be the monstrous 6.2-liter Supercharged engine, so the new truck would actually come as the 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Hellcat.
For a long time, Ford Raptor has been an undisputed leader when it comes to hi-performance off-roaders. There are some models from other manufacturers that are also quite capable, but all of them are still far away from what Raptor offers. It looks like this will finally change with the 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Hellcat, which should offer equally great off-road capabilities, but also a significantly higher max output. We expect to see it by the end of the year.
2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Hellcat Engine
When it comes to the engine, things are pretty clear. The testing model has been spotted and the 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Hellcat hood obviously shows that there is a supercharged under it. So, it’s not hard to realize that we are talking about the monstrous 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 engine, which delivers around 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. Such output promises spectacular performances, something we’ve never seen before from a pickup truck.
The best thing about the Raptor is a great balance between power and weight. On the other side, Ram might be heavier, but 257 horses is still a huge difference to be erased with some weight savings. Therefore, we have no doubt that the 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Hellcat engine will provide quicker acceleration and higher top speed. On the other side, off-road capabilities will depend many things.
2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Hellcat Design
As we’ve just mentioned, off-road capabilities will depend on many things and one of the first things that come to mind is the suspension. Of course, we count on a completely new setup and from what we can see in spy photos, the rear suspension will feature significantly larger springs and longer-trave shocks. Also, we can easily notice bigger 35-inch wheels, as well as higher ground clearance. Of course, similar upgrades are expected at the front.
Besides new suspension design, we also count on new brakes and all kinds of other mechanical upgrades.
Besides various suspension and chassis upgrades, we also count on loads of visual updates, which will accentuate the model’s hi-performance nature. At this point, we can presume that the new model will take a lot of inspiration from the previous TRX concept. Although based on the previous generation, this concept should show us the direction of the way of the new pickup truck. Naturally, we count on all kinds of upgrades, starting from new bumpers, unique steering wheels and similar things. Also, we expect to see a completely new grille design, which won’t just look more attractive but should also be designed in such a way to provide loads of fresh air for the engine. Naturally, we also count on those typical off-road details, including skid plates, roll bars and similar things.
When it comes to interior design, we should see a couple of new details as well. However, it’s hard to talk about anything more precise at the moment.
Release And Price
We expect to see this version by the end of the year. When it comes to the 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Hellcat price, we presume that base versions will go around 55.000-60.000 dollars.