Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck is matte white in China
Published on May 12, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A matte white Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck, seen in front of the gigantic ‘China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex’ in the great city of Guangzhou in Guangdong Province, nor far from the place where I met a TechArt Magnum earlier on. The giant truck strangely stood on rather small wheels, but matte black alloys are always good.
Dodge does not, stupidly, officially sell the Ram series in China. Wealthy Chinese car buyers are very willing to pay big money for a big Ram. Price on the gray market (dealer to dealer, usually from the US West Coast) for a fast Ram can be as high as 400.000 yuan or 65.000 USD, while the same car costs max 25.000 USD in the US. Talking about a sweet deal! The Dodge 1500 is powered by a neat 4.7 liter ‘PowerTech’ V8, good for 310hp and 450nm. The Chinese market for this kinda cars is kinda mad, anything with a bigger and badder engine will do almost double again. It seems time, for a new Viper-powered pickup truck… Earlier on we met the old Viper and a camouflaged car.