American Special Vehicles, the Australian importer for RAM Trucks, has announced a limited edition Redback 2500 which hits Australian showrooms carrying no onroad costs until the end of the year.
Priced at $149,500, the Redback 2500 gets a new black “PowerWagon” grille losing the traditional chrome crosshair arrangement. The tailgate also gets cosmetic treatment with the RAM name emblazoned across the width and some REDBACK badges.
Further differentiating itself from the rest of the RAM range, the Redback 2500 gets red tow hooks at the front (said to be mimicking spider fangs), plus there are bonnet and side decals, black side steps, 20-inch black wheels shod with off-road tyres, all housed in black wheel arch extenders. The colours available? Red (of course) and, you guessed it, black.
Under the bonnet is the standard 6.7-litre Cummins turbo-diesel which produces 276 kW and a huge 1084 Nm of torque, meaning there’s the potential for the Redback 2500 to be able to tow almost seven tonnes. Yes, that’s right, depending on how it’s set up, a maximum towing capacity of up to 6942 kg is possible.
RAMFEST is American Special Vehicle’s current sales promotion which eliminates on road costs until the end of the year. ASV is a tie up between Ateco Automotive and Walkinshaw, which converts the RAM trucks to right-hand drive.