It is rumored that Chrysler’s answer on the Jeep Grand Cherokee will be Hellcat variant, the 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat, and may make its debut in the latter part of 2016. Industry chatter has the unveiling occurring slightly sooner by way of international auto shows. The updated Ram 1500 very well may dawn the scooped hood that is a staple of the Hellcat variation with the addition of more air vents. Significant changes to the headlights or the grille are not speculated to occur, but insiders believe that the front bumper and its integrated fog lamps will get a redesign. The rear of the vehicle could see some alterations as well.
2017 Dodge Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat: Specs, Engine
Speculations proclaims that the vehicle will be offered to consumers with a set of 22 inch, Y shaped, seven spoke wheels with the option to choose 24-inch wheels paired with Brembo brakes. The most recent additions to the Ram Hellcat variant refer to the power train. It is believed that under the hood, consumers will find a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine with the capability to deliver 707 horsepower and 650 pound per feet of torque. The engine is to be intelligently mated with an 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission and the power will be transferred to the real axle which will permit the truck to achieve 60 mph within 4 seconds.
2017 Dodge Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat: Interior
The interior cabin of the pickup truck is perceived to get a few minor changes of its own. Most likely, the leather seat will receive a bolstering with Alcantara along with a center console and dashboard that are sure to be updated. Additional controls will be added to the flat bottom steering wheel for the control of the navigation system and the 900 watt audio system. A new instrument cluster is also expected with SRT badges. The interior will host a pre-installed Uconnect infotainment system and 8.4 inch touchscreen.
2017 Dodge Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat: News
Chatter also states that the rotary shifter will get an additional Sport mode added to it. The concept at this moment is just that, a concept. Currently the most that can be seen of the vehicle are design sketches. Once the camouflaged prototype it’s the testing tracks, it is certain that spy photos will flood the internet quicker than a Kardashian post. Critics, enthusiasts and general consumers will be watching anxiously to see just how the Hellcat variation stacks up to the Grand Cherokee version.
According to industry insiders the next few months will bring forth a great deal of information regarding the model version set of make its debut near the close of 2016. What do know is that by the time we say goodbye to 2015, we will have a fairly clear picture of the next Ram 1500 SRT.
2017 Dodge Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat: Price
As of yet, since the debut date is more than a year ahead of us, there is no official word from the automaker as to the exact price of the 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat version. Many insiders have deduced that the base will be firmed tucked within the area of $ 55,000. As the months pass, it is certain that additional information as well as rumors will surface regarding this next generation of the Ram.