Chrysler and Hall Brothers Racing announced today that they will run the series’ first OEM monster truck in over a decade.
Based on a 2014 heavy-duty Ram pickup, the truck is 10 feet tall and uses a Gen II 426 HEMI enlarged to a dizzying 9.3 liters (565 cubic inches). Paired with a supercharger, the thing makes a pants-wetting 2,000 hp. It’s called “Mopar Muscle” and the debut event takes place this Saturday in Detroit at Ford Field. That will be the first of six scheduled events where Mike Miller will drive the truck.
“On a personal level, not only have I been passionate about monster trucks since my childhood, but I am really honored to fly the Mopar banner,” Miller said. “If you need any indication of how much I love the brand, my own son is named Hemi.”
After the Michigan date this weekend, the truck will run in Texas, Ohio, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Indiana.