If horsepower indeed sells cars, Dodge is going to be in a great position with its heavy-duty Ram trucks by 2011. Pickuptrucks.com is reporting that an all-new 6.4L Hemi V-8, based on the current 6.1L Hemi V-8, is already undergoing testing and will be the powerplant of choice in the next-generation Ram HD pickups. The new 6.4L Hemi is expected to put out 450-500 hp.
| 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Laramie Mega Cab 4x4 front View
The current high-performance 6.1L Hemi V-8 packs 425 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque and is the source of power for the SRT-8 trims of the Chrysler 300C, Dodge Charger
, Challenger, Magnum, and Jeep Grand Cherokee
(420 hp). An SRT version of the upcoming 6.4L Hemi is expected to make its debut in the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT-8.