The movie Ride Along is a cop/buddy film that bounces between funny and contrived. The car driven the most often throughout the film is a Dodge Charger SRT-8. The first chase scene of the movie also features Ice Cube driving a Dodge Ram SRT-10.
Dodge Charger SRT-8
Dodge first introduced the Charger for the 1966 model year. It was a two-door fastback version of the Dodge Coronet built on Chrysler’s B platform. The Charger saw its heyday between 1968 and 1974. Dodge attempted to re-invent the Charger as a luxury vehicle in 1975 and sales continually slipped through the 1987 model year when the car was discontinued.
After a 19 year hiatus, the Charger was re-introduced in 2006 as a four-door sedan with styling that was both interesting and fresher than Dodge’s competitors. The automaker also went back to the Chargers performance heyday by offering the SRT-8. The SRT-8 features a 6.4L Hemi that delivers 470 hp, a special grille and rear spoiler, body-color interior trim, a trim specific special front fascia and engine cover, larger exhaust tips, a performance steering gear, power-adjustable pedals, while sitting on 18 inch wheels. Optional features include an engine upgrade to add 10 hp to the Hemi, a 322-watt audio system, and a sunroof.
Dodge Ram SRT-10
The Ride Along truck is a Dodge Ram SRT, created by DaimlerChrysler’s Performance Vehicle Operations (PVO) division. It was built by Dodge Viper and Plymouth Prowler engineers. The SRT-10 features an 8.3 L Viper V10. The engine produces 510 hp at 5,600 rpm and 525 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 rpm. The regular cab has a top speed of 153 mph, does 0-60 in 4.9 seconds, and has a quarter mile time of 13.6 seconds. That is too nice a truck to end up in a ball of flames as it does in the film.
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