With a new Electric Ram pickup on the horizon, we are unlikely to see powerful gasoline engines from Dodge's Truck brand. However, Dodge is still producing some incredibly fast cars and trucks with their Supercharged 6.2L Hemi V8 engine.
In stock form they are potent, but tuning them takes it to a different level of performance. Famous tuner John Hennessey is already tuning the Dodge Ram TRX to over 1000 horsepower, so we know the potential of this platform.
Even with that much power, the Ram is not a lightweight vehicle. You need more than just tons of horsepower to win a race. Racing against a lightweight exotic sports car like a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ will be a challenge for even a modified Ram TRX.
After all, Lamborghini's press release about the Aventador SVJ shows some incredible performance numbers that the Ram will have a hard time following. In an unlikely matchup, YouTube Channel Street Speed 717 races a modified Dodge Ram TRX against a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
Super Truck Versus Super Car
YouTube Channel Super Street 717 creates great automotive content, but this race is truly something special. After all, how often do you get to see Twin Turbo trucks going against rare exotic hypercars?
Dodge tuner brand Ripatuned modified the Ram TRX in the video recently with a new Twin Turbo kit. What makes this special is that it keeps the stock supercharger while adding two turbos. These modifications allow an increase of around 300 horsepower.
While the Ram TRX is a lot heavier than the Lamborghini (6,396 lbs vs 3,615 lbs), the extra power in the Ram helps it keep up with the SVJ. The Lamborghini is ultimately faster, but it is impressive that this super truck can hold its own against a half a million-dollar supercar.
A Dying Breed Of Vehicles
As exciting as these two high horsepower vehicles are, they are likely to be the last of their kind. No one can deny the market is moving toward electric only vehicles.
As emissions and fuel economy standards continue to increase, these large displacement engines may soon be a thing of the past.
Even with the stark contrast between these two powerful machines, they have something in common. They may both act as swan songs to the internal combustion engine.