2013 RAM 1500 Crew Cab SLT 4×4

The 2013 RAM 1500 two-wheel drive with new ZF 8-speed transmission should return an increase of 20% better fuel economy than its predecessor. With the addition of the Pentastar to the Ram line, this will now provide the option of a four-wheel-drive V6.

According to Autoblog, “the truck nabs a new drag coefficient of .376 for the standard model, best of any truck on the road. Rather than opting for a traditional console- or steering-column mounted transmission lever, the company went with a rotary dial. Ram Box buyers will be happy to hear the bins can now be locked automatically from the key fob. The Ram 1500 V6 is well ahead of its competition with an 18/25 mpg EPA rating in two-wheel-drive guise. Excellent fuel economy, a decent ride and a sorted interior make for a quality product.”

According to Joe Dehner, head of design for Ram, customers have had been pretty clear on how they felt about the truck’s current aeshtetics. “Our objective was simple: don’t screw up the design,” he said.

Check it out in the video below:

Engine: 3.6L V6
Power: 305 HP / 269 LB-FT
Transmission: 8-Speed Auto
Drivetrain: 4WD
Curb Weight: 5,185 LBS
Towing: 5,630 LBS
Seating: 2+3
MPG: 18 City / 25 HWY (2WD)
MSRP: $39,330 as tested

2013 Jeep Wrangler Moab

The latest from Jeep is the 2013 Moab, Utah edition. In the video below, Greg Migliore gets into the vehicle and takes to it with Jeeps’ chief engineer Tony Petit. Gre Migliore is an chief editor for Autoweek magazine. The Moab edition of the 2013 Jeep Wrangler boasts a 3.6L Pentastar V6 w/ 285 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque.

2013 Viper GTS-R Shows Up at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, times two

A few days ago the much-anticipated return of the Viper GTS-R made its way to Mid-Ohio Raceway, when SRT Motorsport’s Team Viper brought two to the sixth round of the American Le Mans Series at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The two cars fielded were the No. 91 Forza Motorsports Viper GTS-R (blue/silver) driven by Kuno Wittmer and Dominik Farnbacher and the No. 93 Pennzoil Ultra car (yellow/silver) driven by Marc Gooseens and Tommy Kendall.

The GT Class of ALMS racing has now become the most interesting and favorite series to watch this season. The Viper’s 8.4-liter V10 engine is said to make a very distinct sound on the track. The next time Team Viper competes will be at Road America in a few weeks.

Check out the video below from Mid-Ohio.