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Ram-Based “Mopar Muscle” Coming to the 2014 Monster Truck Racing Series

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 1/10/2014 Jason Udy

Based on a 2014 Ram Heavy Duty truck, “Mopar Muscle” is the Mopar brand’s first monster truck as well as the first new OEM monster truck in more than a decade, according to Chrysler. Monster truck team Hall Brothers Racing will campaign Mopar Muscle alongside its two other trucks; “Raminator” and “Rammunition.”


“We’re excited to have Mopar make its first foray into the world of monster trucks by joining the Ram brand in this popular and competitive exhibition series with a such a passionate and loyal following,” said Pietro Gorlier, Mopar president and CEO, in a release.

Although Mopar Muscle is based on a production pickup, it has been heavily modified for the series. Standing 10 feet tall and weighing in at 10,300 pounds, the new monster truck is powered by a 2000-hp supercharged 565-cubic-inch Hemi V-8 based on the Mopar Gen II 426 Hemi engine. A special orange 50th anniversary Hemi logo pays tribute to the original 426 Hemi engine that debuted in 1964.

With Hall behind the wheel of Raminator (winning eight “Driver of the Year” awards and seven “Truck of the Year” awards) and Mat Dishman driving Rammunition, Mike Miller will campaign Mopar Muscle for the team, which makes its debut at the Monster Jam event in Detroit on January 11. Mopar Muscle is scheduled to compete in six of the 14 events in 2014, which include traditional bracket racing and freestyle competition.

“The Mopar Muscle Ram is a fantastic ride, and I am really looking forward to competing with it,” said Miller, who has a son named Hemi. “The iconic Hemi engine has won a lot of races across many categories in motorsports, and I intend to add to that list.”

Source: Chrysler

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