On Feb. 2, 2004 an
unmodified 500-horsepower, Viper-powered Dodge Ram SRT-10 earned a
spot in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s fastest
production pickup truck with a measured top speed of 154.587 mph
(248.783 kph) sustained over a flying kilometer. Not only is it
fast, the Ram SRT-10 is also quick, with 0-60 mph times in the low
For 2005 Dodge Truck Enthusiasts now have two choices of the
boldest, most outrageous pickups ever sold. The Dodge Ram SRT-10 and
SRT-10 Quad Cab both feature a 8.3-liter (505 cu. in.) Viper V-10
engine making 500 horsepower (372 kW) and 525 lb.-ft. (712 N•m) of
torque. The Dodge Ram SRT-10 Regular Cab is still the logical choice
for the performance truck enthusiast who would rather see a clutch
pedal than two extra doors in the boldest, baddest pickup on the
The Ram SRT-10 puts its V-10 to work through a T-56 six-speed manual
transmission fitted with a Hurst shifter. For 2005, a new drivetrain
enhancement has been added to further help get that power to the
road: The Ram SRT-10 now has a new 4.56 axle ratio to improve launch
feel and low-end acceleration. The Dodge Ram SRT-10 rides on 22-inch
Viper-style custom wheels. Regular cab models are equipped with
305/40 R22 Pirelli Scorpion tires.
Stopping fast is just as important as going fast, so SRT engineers
developed a special braking system for the Ram SRT-10 that utilize
heavy-duty Dodge Ram components and unique four-pot opposed-piston
calipers that are new for 2005.
A three-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) actuates new custom
red brake calipers up front that grip 15-inch rotors, and in the
rear, modified heavy-duty red calipers grip 14-inch rotors.
Additionally, front brakes are cooled with air ducted from the front
fascia to reduce heat build-up.
There’s also a unique hood with fully functional air intake that
provides additional engine bay cooling. Details befitting the Ram
SRT-10’s outrageous attitude include “Viper Powered” badges on the
hood sides and a specially designed rear fascia with cutout for the
massive dual exhaust tips. New for 2005 on the styling side of the
Ram SRT-10 Regular Cab is an optional body-color aluminum tonneau
cover over the pickup bed, outfitted with a unique spoiler for
aerodynamic efficiency. An optional Protective Pickup Box Tray is
also available with the tonneau cover. Body color choices for the
2005 Regular Cab Dodge Ram SRT-10 include black, red and silver.
The interior for the Ram SRT-10 regular Cab is a blend of comfort
and performance-bred utility, starting with the Viper-like red
starter button on the instrument panel, and following through with
race-inspired heavily bolstered seats with suede inserts that grip
the occupants. Other interior touches include a leather-wrapped
carbon fiber-patterned steering wheel, and brushed metal accents on
the instrument panel and door trim panels.