2006 Dodge Ram SRT-10
In the world of fast pickup trucks, there have been a few standouts, but the 2006 Dodge Ram SRT-10 takes the cake as the most bonkers truck yet assembled. By swiping the powertrain from the Dodge Viper, Dodge’s engineers gave the Ram V10 bragging rights in proportion to its 500 horsepower and 525 ft-lbs. of torque, as well as uncanny performance. This big, heavy truck can hustle to 60 mph in less than five seconds, a fact that the loud exterior is happy to trumpet. There’s a hood scoop that announces the truck is “Viper Powered,” the bed wears a large spoiler over a tonneau cover, and the huge wheel arches barely contain the first factory-fitted 22-inch wheels on any vehicle. Inside, there’s a manual shifter on the floor sporting a Viper shift knob, a red “Start” button on the dash, and racing-style seats. And lest you think this Ram’s only good for straight-line drag duties, Dodge fit sport suspension that lowers the truck, as well as a special rear damper to control rear axle hop under acceleration. Paired with sport tires, that means the SRT-10 can pull more than 0.80 lateral Gs on the skidpad. The Ram SRT-10 is a true performer, and it doesn’t let you forget it for an instant.