By Patrick Rall
This week’s Truckin Fast Wednesday clip features a Dodge Ram SRT10 regular cab pickup in action on the 8th mile drag strip against what appears to be a 1970 Pontiac GTO. We don’t know anything about the GM muscle car in the right lane, but we do know that the Ram SRT10 in the right lane is powered by the 8.3L Viper V10 engine which makes 510hp in stock form…although this Ram likely makes significantly more power than that with a short mod list that includes long tube headers, high flow catalytic convertors, Magnaflow exhaust, a K&N cold air intake and an SCT tune that helps these components to all work together smoothly.
The result of these modifications – which also include a smaller set of rims wrapped drag radial tires – is a Dodge Ram SRT10 that really screams down the quarter mile. In fact, this truck hooks and pulls hard enough to soundly pummel the old GTO by almost a full second – with the Ram running a 8.34 at 86 miles per hour while the Pontiac ran a 9.31 at 74 miles per hour.
In addition to a great sounding 8th mile run, this Ram SRT10 sounds awesome while doing an incredible burnout so make sure to have your speakers cranked up when you watch this GM muscle car beating at the hands of a full size Dodge Ram pickup.