In July a Canadian Fiat Chrysler dealership installed a Hellcat crate engine it had obtained in a Ram 1500, creating the world’s first known Hellcat powered pickup. Now Dallas Speed Shop has completed a similar build – however it’s taken things to another level, boosting the engine’s output from 707 horsepower to nearly 800.
Dallas Speed Shop’s creation is referred to as the Hellfire Concept and was inspired by the 1999-2004 Ford Lightning – another supercharged regular cab pickup. The Hellfire is powered by Dodge’s 6.2-liter Hellcat HEMI V8, however custom ECU tuning and Kooks long tube headers have added an additional 68 horsepower for a grand total of 775.
Other modifications include a carbon front splitter and adjustable rear wing, carbon canards and carbon ceramic brakes with 4 piston rotors in the rear and 8 piston units in the front. Huge flared wheel arches house red 22-inch Forgeline wheels shod in high-performance Continental rubber.
The Ram Hellfire Concept will make its official debut at the Kooks Headers booth at the 2016 SEMA Show on November 1st.