Italian Ram Lets Loose Rage with Nitrous-boosted Cummins Diesel

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Backed by a 1,000-horsepower 6.7-liter Cummins, Ram slams the doors and leaves a ton of coal at the line with a straight pipe.

Diesel Ram trucks can be a ton of fun after a hard day on the job. With the right mods, you can have a truck that can haul hay in the day, haul ass down the quarter-mile at night. Plus, it’ll sound cool while dropping tons of coal down on your opponents.

Lucky for us, YouTube channel NM225 Car HD Videos tracked down such a diesel Ram having some fun at Rivanazzano Dragway in Rivanazzano Terme, Italy, just 38 miles south of Milan.

Under this tent is a Ram packing a 6.7-liter Cummins turbo-six with a straight pipe exiting upward behind the cab. The diesel alone makes 1,000 horsepower, but with a shot of nitrous, the output jumps to 1,200 Italian stallions ready to smoke the rear Mickey Thompsons.

Italian Diesel Ram Dragster

Not too many drag strip heroes can claim to make two kinds of smoke during a burnout, but this big Ram does just that, pumping out clouds of coal and rubber before it’s time to put the hammer down. It also sounds amazing doing it, the turbo-six howling and burbling in the box.

Once the green light pops, the Ram rises up the challenge to the best of its ability. Sometimes, it loses the lead midway through, like it did to the silver Chevy above. Other times, it wins because someone else redlights it, like the pink Beetle since throughout the video.

Of course, it’s always nice to get a clean win, like the Ram did with the orange econobox at the end of the video. Not a bad way to finish off the day. Especially with such a crazily-powered six-cylinder.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth about Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

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