We got an advance look at some vehicles Mopar will be unveiling later today in Moab, Utah. The first is the Ram PowerWagon shown here. To create this incredible machine, Mopar mated a unique 120-inch-wheelbase chassis to a regular cab and step-side box. It has the rear link-coil suspension of the Ram 1500, a new 4-inch lift and 40-inch BFG KM2 tires. Body protection comes from Rock-Slide Engineering sill guards and custom front and rear bumpers.
The spare KM2 is located in the bed of the truck and the rig has a two-tone black-on-white paint scheme inspired by the wild paint schemes of 70's era Power Wagons. This PowerWagon has a 5.7L Hemi V-8 engine, five-speed automatic transmission, a height of 81.5 inches, a width of 83.5 inches, and a weight of 6,500 pounds. We had the opportunity to watch the PowerWagon in action and its incredible whether blasting through sand or crawling rocks.
We also got a look at the Viper Red Mopar Ram Runner. It's inspired by Baja-style desert racing and according to official Mopar press information features 35x12.50-17 DOT-approved General Grabber tires; a prototype of a full suspension that Mopar will offer later this year; 6061 T6 billet aluminum upper A-arms with rebuildable, high-angle ball joints that permit 14 inches of wheel travel; 4130 chrome-moly steel lower control arms; high-angle CV joints that are combined with plunging, splined axles made of 300M tool steel and 1-inch-diameter high-angle tie rods; 3-inch-diameter internal bypass Fox shocks; and variable rate rear coil springs that support bed loads while special control arms provide 14 inches of wheel travel. Outside, it has fiberglass front fenders and fiberglass bedsides; a custom tubular Baja bumper and aluminum skidplate combination that houses four high-power LED off-road lights; and a custom tubular tire carrier for the spare. Inside, it has a trick six-point rollcage.
We got to see, and photograph, the Ram Runner in action and we can say that all of the mods worked very well together as a unit.
The PowerWagon and Ram Runner are two of many vehicles Mopar will be unveiling later today here in Moab. We're going to get seat time in all of them, so check back later today for a full rundown of all the rigs Mopar rolled out!