Dallas Speed Shop to Bring Hellcat-Powered Ram 1500 to SEMA 2016
Pickup Plans Include 775 HP, Widebody Flares, NASCAR Styling
Texas-based Dallas Speed Shop is up to no good, if this rendering is anything to go off of.
According to the vehicle builder, which is associated with Dallas Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, it will bring a Hellcat-powered Ram 1500 to the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in November. Using a crate motor from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the Ram pickup will produce 775 hp, thanks to custom tuning and long-tube headers from Kooks Headers and Exhaust.
In addition to the massive power (which will make the 1500 scoot), Dallas Speed Shop is adding a long list of styling add-ons, including an aero kit and 22-inch wheels that look like they belong in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The front splitter, canards, and contoured rear wing are all made from carbon fiber, and the Forgeline wheels are so wide they require massive fender flares.
Behind those big rims are Rotora carbon-ceramic disc brakes with eight-piston calipers up front and four-piston calipers in the rear. Combined with “sticky Continental rubber” (their words), the Hellcat Ram should stop as well as it goes.
According to Mike White, a representative of Dallas Speed Shop, the custom truck was inspired in part by the Ford F-150 SVT Lighting. “The goal with this build was all about ‘what ifs,’” White said. “What if the guys at Ram decided to build a regular cab with a Hellcat, along the lines of the old Lightning? That was a question we wanted to answer.”
Whether the Hellcat Ram lives up to our wildest dreams will be seen at SEMA 2016, and we can’t wait to see if Dallas Speed Shop meets its goal. With pickups like the Ram Power Wagon and Rebel TRX Concept, we think the company has its off-road lineup fleshed out pretty well. Hopefully the Dallas Speed Shop concept will convince Fiat Chrysler to give the world a Hellcat-powered sport truck.
Source: Dallas Speed Shop