Last year we announced that our Heavy Duty lineup would be available with our 6.4L HEMI as an addition to the already legendary 5.7L HEMI and super capable 6.7L Cummins. A gas engine option that would offer truly Heavy Duty capability for those buyers who prefer to drive a gas engine truck. Producing 410HP and 429 lb/ft of torque, the 6.4L HEMI lives up to its name, offering more than enough power and torque to help Heavy Duty buyers get the job done day in and day out.
From the time the engine was announced, we couldn’t wait to put it to the test. No one is tougher on a truck than the Ram team in Detroit, and we wanted to see what the new HEMI was made of. So we headed north to some of the coldest, most isolated areas we could find to put the HEMI through its paces.
We didn’t go alone, though. We brought professional snowboarder DCP with us. No one knows how to take on a mountain quite like DCP, and between time behind the wheel and on his board DCP made the most of his experience. From the smile we could tell he wasn’t disappointed.
When you’re talking about climbing snow-covered mountain roads, the Ram 2500 was the real hero. Without it, we would have been left at the base of the mountain – only able to dream of the perfect powder waiting above us. We’d be lying if we said the ascent was easy, but the HEMI and our 2500 performed perfectly, and before we knew it we were sharing views like these:
But if you know anything about the Ram team you know that we work just as hard as we play. That meant we couldn’t resist hooking up the plow to see how the 2500 would do pushing some serious snow. Needless to say, we weren’t surprised when it powered through.
While we were seeing how far we could push the 2500, DCP was taking on some challenges of his own. He’s been known to drop in to some crazy runs, but even he paused before dropping in to this one. The GUTS and GLORY factor was part of the reason we brought him along.