Sheer measurement and thirsty V8 will possible make it a uncommon sight on UK roads, however the American pick-up is not with out attraction An infinite pick-up truck is about as American as apple pie, and the recipe must be simply as conventional. Whereas Europe has been down-sizing its pick-up vans and their engines, in America your truck nonetheless isn’t thought of the gen-u-ine article except it’s received a sizeable V8 upfront. This, then, is the brand new 2019 RAM pick-up which, true to the recipe, harbours a 5.7-litre Hemi V8. What the American shopper in all probability couldn’t care much less about, nonetheless, is weight reduction, and the RAM has undergone fairly the food regimen. It’s shed 225lbs (102kg) due to adjustments to the chassis and physique work, with 100lbs (45kg) coming from using high-strength metal within the ladder chassis body alone. It does nonetheless weigh 2404kg as a crew cab, however for a pick-up as conventional because the RAM any weight saving ought to be thought of progress. The big petrol Hemi produces 390hp and 410lb ft, and is paired to a TorqueFlight eight-speed torque converter computerized with a low-range gearbox. Suspension is coil springs entrance and rear, or you may select the non-obligatory air suspension. The RAM isn’t brief on trim ranges and choices both, with 5 completely different prospects from the UK mannequin’s range-topping Restricted down via macho-sounding Longhorn, Insurgent, Laramie and Bighorn editions.