Hellcat-powered Ram 1500 – Image via Moparian/SRT:Life
Just when you thought 8- and 9-speed automatic transmissions were ridiculous, Ford and GM announced a 10-speed. Like a late-night infomercial would say: but wait, there’s more! Honda recently patented an 11-speed, triple clutch transmission. Filed with the Japanese patent office, it’s unclear what application this new transmission would be used for, but a small, economy-oriented vehicle might make the most sense.
The one-off Hellcat-powered Ram 1500 sent the Internet into a tizzy last month. Yesterday we received more details regarding the build straight from the dealership responsible for this monster. We now know it retains the truck’s four-wheel-drive system as well as the stock eight-speed automatic transmission. While the truck hasn’t undergone a final tune or dyno session, it’s believed to be making at least 707 horsepower, if not more, thanks for a few bolt on accessories.
The process of shuttering the Scion brand and folding some current models under the Toyota umbrella is in full swing, and the FR-S has just been refreshed and reborn with an 86 badge. For 2017 it starts from $27,120, which is $950 more than the outgoing FR-S model. A host of chassis, interior, and styling updates go along with the new badge and name.
You’ll find all these stories and more in today’s car news, right here at Motor Authority:
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2017 Toyota 86 will be $950 more than outgoing FR-S
Toyota now sells almost 1.5 million hybrids a year
This Hellcat-powered Ram 1500 cost over $90,000, still has 4WD
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