There’s A Snake In My Truck!: 6k Mile Viper-Powered 2006 Dodge Ram SRT-10 6-Speed

  • December 30, 2020
Why We Like It

Thanks to the establishment of the Dodge Street and Racing Technology (SRT) group, the brutal Ram SRT-10 high-performance pickup debuted in 2004 as Dodge’s version of massive retaliation in the 1990s-2000s Detroit arms race that brought a new wave of wild pickups like the SS and SSR from Chevy and Ford’s SVT Lightning. Featuring the thundering 8.3-liter, fuel-injected Viper V10 engine with 500 horsepower and 525 pounds-feet of torque, the Ram SRT-10 came with huge wheels and tires to plant the power to the pavement. Available with a choice of 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmissions, performance was simply awesome (maybe ludicrous) with the 5,300-pound vehicle capable of 0-60 mph acceleration in 4.9 seconds, the quarter-mile in 13.6 seconds at 106 mph, and nearly 155 mph flat out. Handling and skidpad performance was excellent too – 0.86 g lateral acceleration – and heavy-duty ventilated disc brakes provided stopping power to match. Advertised as “The Fastest Production Truck in the World” the SRT-10, which cost nearly $50,000 new and was only produced for a three year run.

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theres-a-snake-in-my-truck-viper-powered-2006-dodge-ram-srt-10-6-speed00S0S l4lYWDuzan8z 0CI0t2 1200x900A final model year example, this 6-speed 2006 Dodge Ram SRT-10 regular cab pickup is advertised by the second owner seller as being in pristine condition, unsurprising considering it has a mere 6,599 miles on the clock. That’s reinforced by the photos, with the Ram looking virtually new inside and out, and best of all, this mighty SRT-10 remains factory-original and stock in specs, with no aftermarket goodies added (although the original tires have been replaced). Moreover, and while it’s a matter of personal opinion, in a sea of otherwise black and red examples, we think that Mineral Grey Metallic is at the top of the heap.

The seller has set a firm price for the truck, and considering its relative rarity (only 1,973 were produced in the final year), its awesome specs, the low mileage and its clearly excellent condition, we wouldn’t be surprised if he gets it. These amazing performers are now starting to emerge from “used vehicle” status into modern collectible territory, with numerous listings and online sales bearing this trend out for quality, low-mileage examples. A quick survey of results on Bring a Trailer shows the SRT-10 beginning to find its market footing in 2017 around $30k, rising to the $50k benchmark in 2020. These beasts transcend the usual “truck” stereotypes on so many levels, being in essence sophisticated high-performance machinery, regardless of purpose or packaging. Our advice? Find a top-notch, low-mileage example like our subject vehicle and grab one while you still can at current price levels.theres-a-snake-in-my-truck-viper-powered-2006-dodge-ram-srt-10-6-speed00x0x bBn2Kt6i2Kaz 0t20CI 1200x900

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