Ram 1500 Rumble Bee Concept Debuts In Detroit

Posted Aug 18, 2013

Chrysler has debuted the 1500 Rumble Bee concept in Detroit, Michigan at the Woodward Dream Cruise.  Chrysler came up with this concept with the original Rumble Bee truck model from 2004 and 2005.  That model paid tribute to the Super Bee from the late 1960’s.  According to Motor Trend, the 1500 Rumble Bee is based on a regular-cab rear-drive 2013 Ram 1500 R/T and was created to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of previous Ram designs like Warlock, Power Wagon, and Lil Red Express.

The 1500 Rumble Bee has a “Drone Yellow” matte finish and has a Mopar ground effects kit, a body-color grille with black mash inserts, gloss-black badges, and gloss-black 24-inch Vellano VRH custom wheels.  The hood vents, fuel door, and exhaust pipes are gloss-back too.

The Rumble Bee has a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8, which can drive at 395 hp and 407 lb-ft of torque.  The Rumble Bee has an eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission and gets a black engine cover with a honeycomb pattern.  Inside of the vehicle, two buttons actuate the exhaust cutouts for the Mopar cutback dual-exhaust system.  The vehicle also has leather sports mesh seats in black and Drone Yellow with two-tone yellow and gray stitching.  The rotary gear selector knob has a bee encased in amber to complete the Rumble Bee theme of the car.  The bee shift dial lights up to show the honeycomb pattern when the car is started up.  The dash and door panels also have a honeycomb pattern.