The Ram Rebel is the Newest Mopar Machine

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The Mopar Custom Shop package created for the Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel substitutes a black front bumper skid plate for the standard billet silver color.

The Mopar Custom Shop package created for the Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel substitutes a black front bumper skid plate for the standard billet silver color.

The Chrysler Group rolled out the information on their newest Mopar branded vehicle this morning and for the first time in the history of the 7-year program – the base vehicle is a Ram truck. However, where the Mopar 10 through 15 focused on more common models of the Charger, Challenger, Dart and 300, the newest Mopar machine is based on the badass 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel.

Now, in standard form, the Ram Rebel is the most capable factory-built half ton truck from the Chrysler Group in many moons, but the Mopar team has made the Rebel more capable and even more distinct looking.

As with previous limited-edition Mopar vehicles, the Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel is delivered with a custom owner’s kit that features Mopar ’16 merchandise, a brochure and a unique metal birth certificate.

As with previous limited-edition Mopar vehicles, the Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel is delivered with a custom owner’s kit that features Mopar ’16 merchandise, a brochure and a unique metal birth certificate.

The Mopar 16 package is based on the 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel Crew Cab with four wheel drive and the 5.7L Hemi V8, with the buyer’s choice of Flame Red and Brilliant Black or just Brilliant Black. Mopar then adds the power bulge hood with matte black graphics, matte black wheel opening flares, and a black-and-blue Mopar stripe that runs down both bodysides and across the tailgate. Next, Mopar adds black wheels wrapped in off-road tires, a skid plate to protect the engine and transmission, black step bars, a Mopar folding tonneau cover and a spray in bedliner.

Finally, the Mopar 16 gets a unique serialized badge on the passenger’s side of the dash board along with front and rear door sill guards. Also, each Mopar 16 comes with an owner’s package which includes information on the truck itself and a birth certificate with the build date and the serial number of that particular Moparized Ram 1500.

The Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel will feature a limited production of just 500 vehicles, equipped with Mopar Custom Shop options.

The Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel will feature a limited production of just 500 vehicles, equipped with Mopar Custom Shop options.

The Mopar 16 will hit dealerships later this summer and when it does, it will have a price starting at $52,460 and only 500 units will be produced. That price is quite a bit higher than the base price of the Rebel, but when you factor in the cost of the features in the Mopar 16 package, the actual markup for the package-specific goodies only adds a couple grand to the bottom line – which isn’t too bad considering the limited nature of this package.

A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500,” says Rall. “He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car: a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16. Meanwhile, I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

“Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group,” adds Rall. “While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

“Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never ‘work’ a day in your life. I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

“My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

“Being based on Detroit, I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.”

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