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A 707-HP Hellcat Ram 1500 Ain't Gonna Happen

At least for now.

First it was placed under the hood of the Dodge Challenger. Then it was the Charger’s turn. But will that glorious new 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 soon find its way to the Ram 1500 pickup truck? According to Ram Truck’s CEO, Bob Hegbloom, the answer is no. Road and Track reports that despite some earlier rumors about the possibility of this matchup, the business case apparently isn’t there for a 707 horsepower pickup. That’s a damn shame but we can hardly blame Chrysler for ruling it out "at this time."

Yes, that last bit was in quotation marks. Hegbloom’s exact words didn’t eliminate the possibility for a Hellcat Ram 1500 at some point down the road. In fact, the Hellcat V8 can be adapted to fit in many other Chrysler models that have already been engineered to handle a V8. Just look at the newly trademarked "Trackhawk" moniker from Jeep. Could a Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee be in the works? It’s possible. Heck, even the Dodge Durango is a candidate. It all depends on the bottom line. But remember this: there was once a Dodge Ram SRT-10, in limited production from 2004-06. And yes, it was powered by the Viper’s 8.3-liter V10. Let’s hope Chrysler has the balls to build a proper descendent.

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