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1997 Dodge T-Rex 6X6 Concept

1997 Dodge T-Rex 6X6 Concept

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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In Detail

price $ $ Prototype
engine Magnum Modified V10
displacement 8000 cc / 488.2 in³
compression 12.0:1
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
transmission 47RE Automatic
gear ratios :1
0 – 60 mph ~7.7 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~16.1 seconds