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The Return of the Warlock
RAM Truck recently unveiled the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock. The Warlock pays homage to the original Warlock pickups of the 1970s and offers buyers a well-equipped, factory-customized truck with unique style, capability and value.
The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock features a black grille with bold R-A-M lettering, 20-inch semi-gloss black aluminum wheels, front and rear powder coated bumpers, 1-inch factory lift, black wheel flares, LED fog lamps, projector headlamps with dark bezels, LED rear tail lamps, black badging, tow hooks, unique hood decals, heavy duty rear shocks and an optional Sport hood. Warlock decals on the bedsides round out the package.
Standard on the Warlock package is Diesel Gray cloth seating, ParkSense rear park assist and Ram 1500 Classic’s Luxury Group that includes a leather-wrapped steering wheel, auto-dimming rearview mirror, overhead console, 7-inch cluster display, LED bed lighting and power foldaway mirrors. Customers can also add heated bench or bucket seats, an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen with navigation, black side steps and a spray-in bedliner.
The Warlock is available with either with the award-winning 3.6L Pentastar V-6 (305 hp/269 ft-lbs of torque) or the legendary 5.7L HEMI V-8 engine (395 hp/410 ft-lbs of torque)—both mated to the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission—4×2 or 4×4, Quad Cab or Crew Cab (5-foot, 7-inch bed only) configurations.
The Ram 1500 Classic Warlock is available in Blue Streak, Bright Silver Metallic, Bright White, Diamond Black, Delmonico Red, Flame Red, Granite Crystal Metallic, Maximum Steel, Pearl White and True Blue.
The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock goes on sale late first quarter of 2019. Warlock pricing starts at $35,345, not including $1,695 destination.
In 1976, the first production Dodge Warlock was introduced following the public’s positive response to a pickup originally designed as an auto show concept vehicle. The Warlock was a factory-personalized pickup that could “play as hard as it works,” according to the period literature, complete with bucket seats, “fancy wheels, fat tires,” chrome-plated running boards, real oak sideboards and special gold accent stripes inside and out. Production ran until 1979.
Ford to Offer 7.3L Pushrod V-8 in Addition to 3rd Gen 6.7L Diesel in 2020 Super Duty
AN all-new Ford-designed and Ford-built 7.3L V-8, nicknamed “Godzilla,” joins the standard 6.2L gas V-8 and updated 6.7L diesel in Super Duty’s gas engine stable.
The 7.3L gas V-8 engine delivers high performance in a compact package. Based on decades of commercial engine experience, this 7.3L is expected to be the most powerful gas V-8 in its class—providing durability, ease of maintenance, and the towing and payload capability customers want. It uses an all-new cam-in-block, overhead valve architecture with cast iron block and forged steel crankshaft for maximum durability. Port injection with variable-valve timing optimizes the intake and exhaust to match performance with workloads. Oil jets cool the pistons under heavy loads.
The new powerplant, along with the new Ford-designed and built 10-speed automatic transmission, was designed for improved fuel efficiency while towing heavy payloads, so those with heavy trailers may be especially interested in checking out the 2020 Super Duty lineup once it hits Ford dealerships later in the year.
Doin’ It Big: “Black Tie Affair” 2019 Ram 3500 Mega Cab by Elite Customs
KEG Media shared one of its latest renderings with us, showing off the 2019 Ram 3500 Mega Cab being built by Elite Customs in Sparks, Nevada, for SEMA 2019.
Dubbed “Black Tie Affair,” the black and white-themed truck is owned by Ryan Walker and will feature some wild accessories to show off what can be done with a new Ram. A 16-inch Ultimate Air Ride lift featuring Air Lift Performance components will take the truck sky-high, with plenty of room for the 28×16 American Force wheels and 42-inch Fury Offroad tires. A custom grille from Boost Bars, Road Armor Identity Series bumpers, an Alea Leather interior, and Fiberwerx wide fenders and bedsides round out the other major additions to the truck. This will no doubt be one of the highlights in Vegas come this November.