Monstrous Ram 1500 Packs Modern 426 Hemi: Track Time Tuesday
Naturally-aspirated Ram pickup covers the eighth-mile in the low 7-second range, making it the quickest of its kind.
This week’s Track Time Tuesday comes to us from the YouTube channel of Greene Racing and it features a 2014 Ram 1500 Quad Cab that is said to be the quickest naturally aspirated Hemi-powered truck in the world. We don’t know if that record is legit, but based on the details of this truck and the track time laid down, we are inclined to believe the claim. If nothing else, this truck is insanely quick, so record claims aside, it is awesome to watch this big pickup rip down the 8th mile drag strip.
The truck in the video above is a 2014 Ram 1500 Quad Cab which came from the factory with a 5.7-liter Hemi, the 8-speed automatic transmission and a rear-drive configuration. Greene Racing has removed the original engine in favor of a 426-cubic inch Hemi based on the modern 6.4-liter engine, adding a set of BES Stage 1 cylinder heads, a Greene Racing custom camshaft, Stainless Works long tube headers, a Fastman ported Hellcat throttle body, an Edelbrock Victor II intake manifold and an array of other supporting items.
The power from that monstrous Hemi is sent to the rear wheels with help from a Paramount 4,200 stall convertor and proper drag slicks help get the truck moving.
Conquering the 1/8-Mile
In the video above, the Greene Racing Ram 1500 is taking on a Pontiac Grand Prix, but the competitor isn’t important. We don’t get to see the burnout, with both vehicles inching to the starting line when the video begins. We also can’t see the tree when the green lights drop, but we can see the reflection on the front of the white pickup.
Shortly after the truck is lit up green, the driver hammers down and the Ram 1500 comes roaring out of the hole with the kind of exhaust note that you would expect from a 426-cubic inch Hemi. After a bit of a tardy launch, the pickup quickly catches, passes and destroys the Pontiac in the far lane, but there is nothing special about that.
What is special is that on this run, this naturally aspirated Ram 1500 laid down an elapsed time of 7.18 seconds and a speed of 95.79 miles per hour. For those wondering, that would equate to a quarter mile time in the low 11-second range.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy.