1997 Dodge T-Rex 6X6 Concept
Chrysler Corporation engineers have developed the ultimate Ram truck — a 500-hp V-10-powered tandem-axle, 6×6 concept pick-up that breaks new technological ground. The distinctive handling, traction and capacity capabilities of the T-Rex come from the unique six-wheel drive tandem axle design.
Muscle for its outstanding performance and towing ability is a result of its modified high-output 8-liter Magnum V-10 engine, while a computer-controlled adaptive air-suspension system provides the superior occupant comfort.
A stock V-10 engine was modified to boost power from 350 hp to 500 hp and torque from 450 foot pounds to 600. Modifications included high-compression pistons, billet crank, ported and polished heads, modified camshaft and tubular headers.
Transmission is the standard four-speed automatic for the Dodge Ram V-10 but strengthened to handle the increased load. The transfer cases are new and specifically designed to handle high torque.
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|price $||$ Prototype|
|engine||Magnum Modified V10|
|displacement||8000 cc / 488.2 in³|
|power||370.6 kw / 497.0 bhp @ 5400 rpm|
|specific output||62.13 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||bhp per tonne|
|torque||804.0 nm / 593.0 ft lbs @ 3700 rpm|
|body / frame||Steel|
|driven wheels||Front Engine / 6 Wheel Drive|
|front tires||F LT285/65R-17|
|rear tires||R LT285/65R17|
|f brake size||x 318 mm / x 12.5 in|
|r brake size||x 330 mm / x 12.9 in|
|front wheels||F 43.2 x 40.6 cm / 17.0 x 16.0 in|
|rear wheels||R 43.2 x 40.6 cm / 17.0 x 16.0 in|
|curb weight||5443 kg / 12000 lbs|
|wheelbase||3378 mm / 132.9 in|
|0 – 60 mph||~7.7 seconds|
|0 – 1/4 mile||~16.1 seconds|