Thursday November 20, 2003
When the V-10 Viper powered Dodge Ram SRT-10 was announced in 2002 it was billed as the "boldest, baddest and fastest pick-up in the world" and that's still very much the case for the just released 2004 model.
The 2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10 packs a brutish 500 horsepower and 525lb.-ft. of torque and can reach 95kmh in just over five seconds on its way to a top speed in excess of 230kmh.
The "Bigger is Better" Dodge philosophy also extends to a 508 watt sound system and the interior of the SRT-10 has been redesigned along with the aerodynamics.
The 505 cubic inch V-10 Viper engine boasts the the highest displacement in a factory pickup truck. The 8.3-liter aluminium V-10 is the same unit that powers the 2003 Dodge Viper sportscar.
About the Author
Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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