A former GM employee designs a pickup with a 6.4-liter Hemi V8

A former GM employee designs a pickup with a 6.4-liter Hemi V8

October 12, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Mike Copeland, a former GM employee, spoke about the development of a Dodge Rampage pickup truck equipped with a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine.

Mike revealed that the idea for a mid-engined muscle car came to him in the late 90s. He found a car for the project only a couple of years ago – it turned out to be a Dodge Rampage pickup, which had a 97-strong standard “four”. It turned out that the car was in fair condition and had a range of 13,000 miles (21,000 km).

The chassis for the project was borrowed from Factory Five, which sells ready-made GTM kits with a roll bar. To install it, the designer had to resort to expanding the body of the pickup by 20 cm. In the middle, they installed an upgraded “engine from a box” Hemi V8 with a volume of 6.4 liters in conjunction with a Mendeola transmission. The performance of the unit is still unknown, but the stock motor produces 485 hp. (660 Nm).

It also features 18-inch Forgeline wheels, carbon fiber wing, LED headlights, four Chevrolet Corvette C7 tailpipes and a Punk’n’Metallic orange paint job from the Jeep catalog.

Inside, it is worth noting the appearance of SCAT Procar carbon bucket seats, a MOMO steering wheel, Classic Instruments instruments and black leather and suede trim.

In addition, it was recently noted that a heavily modernized Chevy Colorado pickup is being sold at auction. It should be emphasized that this car has acquired a more efficient power unit and has become more off-road oriented.