Published October 30, 2013
Now that’s a clean machine.
Mopar has unveiled a Ram pickup truck concept aimed at the surfing crowd that’s outfitted with everything a grommet or grey belly needs, including a shower.
The suspension has been lifted and the truck fitted with beadlock wheels for navigating deep sand on the way to remote beaches, while flared wheel arches, tubular side-steps, all-weather floor mats and bright orange paint provide added function and fashion. A 5.7-liter Hemi V8 sits under its vented sport hood.
A roof-rack and adjustable bed-mounted rails were specially designed to carry a longboard on top and four smaller boards on the sides, while a flip up two-person seat is installed on the tailgate for getting prepped or partying.
But the piece de radical resistance is a water tank in the truck’s RamBox bed-side storage container that has an electric pump, hose and shower head, which can be attached to the box cover for a quick rinse before you hit the road.
The truck was created as a showcase for Mopar's parts and accessories and will be on display next week at the Specialty Equipment Manufacturer’s Association show in Las Vegas, along with Fiat, Jeep and Chrysler products customized by Mopar.