Sunday, January 22, 2017

El Chupacabra: 2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10

It is a miracle that the SRT-10 Ram concept ever made it past the bean counters at Chrysler's corporate HQ, and it was even a bigger surprise that 9,527 of these Mexican built monsters found buyers when new. Find this 2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10 here on eBay bidding for $16,600 reserve-not-met with a few hours to go.


The recipe for the Ram 1500 SRT-10 sounds like something out of a "Fast N Loud" episode-- take a pickup truck, slam it to the ground, bolt on 22-inch wheels, and then install a 500 cubic inch V10 mated to a 6-speed manual.  And its gonna need some racing stripes.



Under the hood is a 505 cubic inch (8.3 liter) V10 borrowed from the Dodge Viper and rated at 500 horsepower and 525 ft-lbs of torque. 


The paint stirrer sized shift lever on the inside is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox that directs power to the two rear wheels.  Traction is optional.


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5 comments:

  1. These trucks never interested me much but i'm having visions of a "Mad Max" style makeover all of the sudden...

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  2. Owner has it listed on Cars.com for 27k. I fear this one will go unsold for a while.

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  3. If it was a stretched version, would it be a Chupacrewcabra? Anyway, get this while you can, before that 35% Mexican border tax cuts in.

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