New $275,000 Ram pickup solely goes 55 mph – right here’s why
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Sammy Hagar would not like this.
There’s a $275,000 Ram truck on the market that may hit 55 mph, however not 56 mph.
The Ram 1500 TRX-based Hennessey Mammoth 1000 is a customized model of the excessive efficiency pickup with a 1,000 hp engine that ought to be capable of go properly over 120 mph, however has had its velocity restricted to avoid wasting its proprietor some cash. Not on the pump, however on their tax invoice.
The Texas-built truck is listed on the market in Finland and The Drive reported that it needs to be topic to a 44.8% import tax as a result of its dismal gas economic system – the inventory 702 hp TRX is rated at 12 mpg – however is heavy sufficient to be registered as a industrial automobile, which avoids the additional levy.
The solely stipulation is that vans categorized as such are restricted to a most working velocity of 90 kilometers per hour, or 55.9 mph.
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There are not any guidelines on how rapidly they’ll speed up to that velocity, nonetheless, and the manufacturing facility TRX is able to reaching 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. Something whoever buys the one in Finland won’t ever be capable of independently affirm.