The 2013 Ram 1500 Pick-up with the V8 HEMI puts out 395 horsepower and 407 lb-ft of torque. In a class that includes turbocharged V6s and smaller V8s, the Ram’s power is remarkably civilized and efficient. The six-speed automatic transmission does an excellent job keeping that power in check and making the most out of the 407 lb-ft of torque.
That’s a lot of power for a pick-up. But what does that mean in real world 0-60 MPH times?
We had the chance to test the new Ram 1500 both at sea level and at 1 mile above sea level from 0-60 MPH.
The results are interesting and not unexpected.
Check out this video to see the difference @ mile above sea level.
Editor’s note: This is a very different truck than the one it replaces. Ram has shown us versions that have air suspension and eight-speed automatic transmissions. Efficiency and capability have defiantly risen despite the increases in economy. There are a multitude of variants of the Ram and we at The Fast Lane Car hope to drive each and every one they conjure.
With that said, we do a majority of our testing at high altitude, which means less horsepower, slower 0 to 60 mph times and a tru appreciation of forced inducted power.