Ram 1500 Haulcat First Drive: Highway To Hell(cat)
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All-season rubber and more than 700 horsepower do not make good bedfellows, and the Ram 1500 Haulcat is our latest reminder. With all but the smallest prods of the accelerator pedal, the Ram 1500 Haulcat spins its 20-inch Goodyear Wrangler SR-A tires with reckless abandon.
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Back to the truck, though. It’s the realization of a concept Fiat Chrysler Automobiles never brought to fruition (at least, not yet): blending the pickup truck body style of the previous generation Ram 1500 with the heart of a Hellcat.
In place of the Ram’s stock 395-hp 5.7-liter V8 engine, the Haulcat relies on the s...