There’s no shame in having a show car that needs to be trailered. Granted, there’s definite cred in having an award-caliber whip capable of driving itself to and from shows, but when cars reach a certain level of customization, bringing them to and from shows by truck becomes the smartest, safest, and most comfortable option. Which means you need a rig that can handle some serious miles—and some serious weight.
Well, the new king of the civilian truck towing world appears to be the new 2013 Ram 3500 HD, which can tow up to 30,000 pounds—15 tons of custom cars, construction equipment, elephants, or whatever else you might like to tow. This is in part thanks to the revised 6.7 liter Cummins turbodiesel inline-six, which now makes 385 horsepower and 850 lb-ft of torque. (No word yet on what fuel economy will be like, but don’t expect many mpgs with 15 tons in tow.)
The new Ram 3500 HD should make its debut (along with a slightly less mighty 2500 HD) at the Detroit Auto Show next week, at which point we should learn about price and trim levels. If money’s no object, we recommend dropping the dough for the Laramie or Laramie Longhorn trim levels for their kickass leather-lined guts. [Shout-out to Ram!]