First OEM Monster Truck in Over a Decade Announced

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande
during the introduction of Mopar Muscle in Rantoul, Il on Monday, November 18, 2013.

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.

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/112531385961538774338?rel=author">Google+</A>.

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