Just as we predicted, Ram took the wraps off its newest concept truck today during the Woodward Dream Cruise. The debut marks the 10th anniversary of the previous Ram Rumble Bee debut. This version has an R/T-based interior with bucket seats with black and drone-yellow leather.
The platform is a regular-cab half-ton chassis, but it does have a King suspension 2-inch drop to accentuate the monster 24-inch rims. Under the Mopar hood cold-air induction feeds a normally aspirated 5.7-liter V-8 Hemi (What? No 6.4-liter Hemi?) running on 4.10:1 axle gears. Finally, the Mopar exhausts have a dual-direction switch, manually activated inside, that allows the driver to offer a loud and LOUDER! setting. Although we're pretty sure a version of the Rumble Bee will eventually make it into production, we're also pretty sure that particular switch will not.
"The Ram 1500 Rumble Bee continues to have a strong fan base and what better place to celebrate its 10-year anniversary than Woodward Dream Cruise," said Reid Bigland, president and CEO of Ram Truck. "There's a lot of energy surrounding concept trucks and buzz models, and the Ram design team revels in creating something that is unique for our customers to enjoy."
As you might expect, there were throngs of Ram fans at this introduction, and more than a few were heard shouting that Ram should make this truck. Unfortunately, a Ram Truck representative declined to announce whether this package would go into production, stating, "This is only a concept." But I think we know what that means.
Editor's note: We've updated the photos since our first posting of the story to include some of the images captured during the actual reveal.