The Dodge Ram SRT-10 Is Still The Coolest Truck Ever Built

Brian Silvestro
Photo credit: Dodge
Photo credit: Dodge

From Popular Mechanics

It's been 15 years since Dodge first unveiled its Ram SRT-10 pickup, and I don't think it's ever been topped. Sure, the Ford F-150 Raptor may be able to take jumps off-road, but it has nothing on the Ram's unbeatable supercar powertrain.

Built for speed over hauling, the Ram SRT-10 came from the factory with the same 8.3-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine found in the Dodge Viper. If you went for the standard crew cab, you could even get it with the Viper's Tremec T56 six-speed manual transmission. All SRT-10s came in two-wheel drive format only.

Compared to the current Raptor's 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque, the Ram SRT-10 that debuted in 2004 put out 500 horsepower and a monstrous 525 lb.-ft. of torque. It was also lowered compared to the standard Ram 1500, and featured 22-inch wheels with high-performance Pirelli tires. It was truly a sports car in a truck's body.

Motorweek just uploaded their original video review from when the Ram SRT-10 was new, so I thought it'd be a good time to reflect on what a great truck it was-and still is. Check it out right here.

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