Despite the heavy duty chassis, the SEMA Special is obviously more show truck than workhorse. The tonneau cover rules out most large loads and the high floor means loading/unloading anything heavy will be physically taxing. Towing a trailer requires a drop hitch and the experience would not likely be pleasant. Dodge's towing mirrors, which are located to the side of the main mirrors, aren't great either. The two are too close together and the eye has trouble focusing on one or the other. The vertically stacked design of the towing mirrors on our F-150 long-termer is arguably a better setup.

Then there's the parking issue. Because it won't fit in any garage not designed for an RV, a truck this big has to be parked on the street unless you have a monster garage. Yet, despite its shortcomings, Dodge knows there are thousands of similar trucks out there, and its SEMA Special was designed to let Ram HD owners know if you want to go big and shiny, it has the goods they need. Who said truck guys can't have their own supercar...err, supertruck.


2010 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 Laramie Crew Cab
Base price $43,400
Vehicle layout Front-engine, 4WD, 5-passenger, 4-door truck
Engine 6.7L/350-hp/650-lb-ft turobocharged diesel 24-valve OHV I-6
Transmission 6-speed automatic
Wheelbase 148.9 in
Length x width 237.4 x 79.1 in
EPA city/hwy fuel econ N/A