latest issue of dodge's customer promo-rag came out and midway through it there's a yellow rumble bee truck.
slated for 2005 production, the rumble bee comes in only two colors ... yellow and black. --- with a sorta ok lookin bumble bee with exhaust pipes comin out his back for a logo at the rear.
old school charger vertical racing stripe on back, hood scoop -- yada yada -- but it's a scham.
the truck comes with the current 5.7L hemi 8 ... a stick... but other than that, nothing else special... in fact the SRT-10 Ram would probably smoke the **** out of it.
I guess dodge's hesitation to really produce the true rumble bee lead them to this half assed idea.
I was told they were trying to fiddle their way around putting the old 426's into trucks w/ carbs as well as some other things... but alas i suppose they were unable to get by that obstacle, and instead wimped out and had to make their corporate research buck count by releasing what is literally a "shell" of a car.... the body of the rumble bee -- the guts of a ram 1500 run of the mill truck... YUCK!
i'm disappointed in dodge. bastids!
god forbid they design a simple fuel injection setup for the 426 -- the time to do so would be more than well worth it -- they'd make a small fortune if they ever re-released a big block ... they'd be the only auto maker making abig block actually... and they'd make a fortune doint it.