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2018 Ram 2500 Redback Photo: Supplied
2018 Ram 2500 Redback Photo: Supplied
 
 
Alex Rae | Oct, 20 2017 | 0 Comments

Ram has announced pricing and specification of its limited-edition Laramie 2500 Redback. It joins the Laramie 2500, 2500 Rambox and 3500.

Ram Trucks Australia are converted from imported North American vehicles by a joint-venture between Walkinshaw and Ateco at a site in Clayton, Victoria. Since de-rating the Laramie 3500, it can be driven without the need of a Light Rigid (LR) licence while a heavy-duty version is also available with licence restrictions.

The Redback will be available in a limited run and adds extra bling to the standard Laramie. The biggest change is substitution of the large RAM crosshair front chrome grill for a blacked-out version with silver Ram badging.

Adding even more visual impact are large red tow hooks on the front, large Ram logo on the tailgate, bonnet and side decals, black side steps, black 20-inch alloy rims, off-road tyres and black wheel arches.

Available in either Flame Red or Brilliant Black, the Redback is driven by the same Cummins 6.7-litre six-cylinder turbocharged engine which powers the rest of the range. It produces 276kW of power and 1084Nm of torque, which is good enough for a huge towing capacity of up to 6942kg.

Ram general manager Alex Stewart is very excited by the introduction of the limited-edition model saying, “The Ram Redback 2500 endows the Ram 2500, from whichever direction you look at it, with a strong, fresh and new image.”

“With its inclusion in the Ramfest programme that removes the sting of on road costs, we are sure that the RAM Redback 2500 will have no trouble catching new owners in its web!”

Ramfest is a special offer run until December 31 which removes statutory charges, dealer costs and delivery on new and demonstrator MY16 and MY17 RAM 2500 and 3500 Laramie models.

This means the RAM 2500 Redback is priced from $149,500 including on-road costs until 31 December 2017. The Redback is available for sale now from Ram’s network of 33 dealers nationwide.

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