On the morning of August 17, 2013, Ram Trucks revealed its newest concept – the Ram 1500 Rumble Bee – to a crowd of car and truck enthusiasts gathered for the annual event on Woodward Avenue in Metro Detroit. This post was created in conjunction with that event.
Something is very different on Woodward Avenue in Metro Detroit the second weekend of every August. The hustle and bustle of the day-to-day gives way to a sea of classic and custom cars. Cars like the ’60s-era Super Bee line the streets and parking lots as far as the eye can see. So what does this mean for Ram Trucks?
In 2004, Ram Trucks designers took inspiration from the Super Bee to create the original Rumble Bee. Designed as a way to explore what a performance truck could be, the 2004 Rumble Bee was and is an awesome piece of Ram Trucks heritage. It’s only fitting that we’ve chosen Woodward Avenue’s biggest event to make history again.
The new Ram 1500 Rumble Bee concept truck will be truly one-of-a-kind. It will feature a matte Drone Yellow paint job with the iconic black stripe on the bed. Twenty-four inch wheels and an aggressive lowered stance (thanks to King Shocks) will help this bad bee hug the corners. And it just wouldn’t be a Rumble Bee without a little help from our friends at Mopar, who provide special ground effects and a tonneau cover to complement the truck’s sporty look.
For the 10th anniversary we’re proud to give you a brand-new “speed bee” design. The color scheme and detail extend to the interior as well, with colors and patterns based on the Ram RT. Oh, and if you want a little extra rumble, the Rumble Bee comes complete with exhaust cut-outs that unleash the full throaty roar of the 395-horsepower 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine, giving this bee a little more sting.
As of this post, the Rumble Bee is not planned for production. However, the powers that be have not ruled out a production version if there appears to be enough interest. That means if you want to get behind the wheel of one of these bold bugs, you better make a lot of noise. So let’s hear it RamZone readers – who wants a Rumble Bee?