By Patrick Rall
Earlier today we brought you information on the new Ram 1500 Rumble Bee Concept from this weekend’s Woodward Dream Cruise. This new sport truck is only a concept right now but there doesn’t seem to be many aspects of the Rumble Bee Ram that couldn’t easily arrive in a limited edition production vehicle. While the matte Drone Yellow exterior paint might be a bit on the expensive side and the 24” aftermarket wheels arent a likely feature on a production pickup – pretty much everything else in the Rumble Bee Concept is courtesy of the current Mopar catalog.
In other words, there arent many components of the Rumble Bee Concept that don’t already exist so there wouldn’t be much R&D effort in building a great looking, bee-themed production truck. The factory exhaust cutouts are pretty much guaranteed not to be featured on a production pickup but shy of that race-inspired exhaust setup – there are no aspects of the truck that couldn’t be offered on a production vehicle. Just the standard Mopar catback exhaust system would provide plenty of rumble so not having the cutouts wouldn’t kill the spirit of the vehicle and considering that driving around with cutouts would just be an invitation for a ticket in many areas – prospective buyers wouldn’t mind being without the open exhaust system.
So, our question of the week is this – should the Chrysler Group offer the Ram Rumble Bee as a production vehicle, similar to the 2003 and 2004 Rumble Bee trucks? Click here to head into the forum to tell us whether or not you think that there should be a new Rumble Bee.