Back in 2003, Ram Truck Brand introduced the Rumble Bee a.k.a. a popular model inspired by the Super Bee muscle car of the late '60s. After ten years, Ram unveiled a new HEMI-powered Ram 1500 Rumble Bee concept in order to celebrate the 10th anniversary and heritage of the brand’s unique truck designs that include the Lil Red Express, Warlock and Power Wagon.
Based on the 2013 Ram 1500 R/T, the Rumble Bee Concept is covered in "Drone Yellow" paint with a unique matte finish. Same color is found on the bumpers, flares and the Mopar ground effects kit.
New "Speed Bee" design is swathed on both sides of the truck within a gloss black stripe that fades into honeycomb. The Rumble Bee Concept features a stripe that glides front to rear, around the top of the bed and over the Mopar tonneau cover to memorialize HEMI-powered vehicles of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Ram installed 24-inch Vellano VRH custom wheels. Moreover, the Rumble Bee Concept’s height was dropped by 2 inches thanks to a reservoir shock at each wheel developed by King Suspension.
The grille, hood vents, badging, fuel door and the dual exhaust tailpipes are coated in gloss black, carrying the theme on all sides.
The exterior design is continued at the interior where the vehicle features black and Drone Yellow leather sport mesh seats with two-tone yellow/light-grey stitching. Moreover, we find "Rumble Bee" lettering and Ram logos adorn chairs, floor mats and door bolsters.
What’s more interesting is the actual amber-encased bee mounted into the 8-speed rotary shifter knob that lights up to expose a honeycomb pattern background.
Ram also installed two buttons (loud and louder) below the knob control allowing the full sound force of the big HEMI V8 engine to escape through the Mopar cat-back dual-exhaust system. Under the hood, we find the 5.7-liter HEMI with 395 horsepower and 407 lb.-ft. of torque bolted to a TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission.
The engine also features a custom gloss yellow and black cover with honeycomb graphic pattern. A Mopar cold-air intake system was installed to give the V8 engine a bump in performance and relentless torque. [source: Chrysler]