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Daily News: Thursday 1/18/18

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Is RAM Hinting at Hellcat-Powered Rebel 1500 Pick-Up Truck?

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Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is one of the coolest car companies out there these days. Sure, their cars may not be the greatest across the board, but at a certain level, the company just seems to get it. For a perfect example of ‘cool’ at FCA, one only need to look at their Hellcat 707hp supercharged V8 and their seeming quest to ‘Hellcat All the Things’.

The motoring world has already been blessed with three different Hellcat-powered vehicles; the Charger, the Challenger, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Now, it seems that FCA is hinting that a Hellcat-powered RAM 1500 Rebel will be the fourth.

On top of having a 707hp engine in their arsenal, FCA likes to leave Easter Eggs throughout their press releases; just something else cool about the company. The most recent Easter Egg seems to have come in the press photos for their new 2019 RAM 1500 truck, in particular the infotainment system pictured above.

The radio’s clock, set to 7:07. seems to be a nod to the 707hp output of the Hellcat powerplant. Considering FCA’s past use of Easter Egg teasers, this seems to be a safe bet.

Look for more Hellcat Truck news as this year progresses.

Bentley Bringing Bentayga to Pikes Peak Hill Climb

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Bentley is not a company known for its sporting credentials. Their new vehicle, the Bentayga SUV seemed to cement that, because although it is fast–0-60 in 3.5secs makes it the fastest gasoline SUV–the focus of the vehicle is definitely luxury over performance.

Perhaps seeking to change this reputation, Bentley has announced that they are competing in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 24th using a W12-powered Bentayga SUV.

While a driver has not been announced, whoever is at the helm will have a lot to contend with. The 12.42-mile hill climb has 156 corners, climbs 4,720 feet and ends at 14,115 and promises to be a serious challenge to the big Bentley.

Look for more details regarding the factory effort as the event gets closer.

Stephen Hyden View All

I recently recieved a degree in History from the University of Nevada, Reno.

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