WE’RE not talking about the woolly variety of sheep here, more the rebel without a cause kind of thing. Either way, the black sheep of the RAM Trucks family, the 2019 RAM 1500 Black Pack, is now available in Australia.
Bathed in Brilliant Black metallic paint, the Black Pack lives up to its name with 20-inch black alloy wheels, black front and rear bumpers, a black grille, darkened headlights and black badging, well, with one exception.
That exemption hints at how the RAM 1500 Black Pack has the power to back up its dark good looks with the one badge not blackened stating – in red – 5.7-litres, the capacity of the awesome 291kW Hemi V8 engine that lifts its performance above all its rivals.
The RAM 1500 Black Pack operates in stealth mode with just an inimitable Hemi V8 rumble to hint at the awesome performance it offers or, that is unless you add the optional RAM Sport Exhaust system.
Then the rumble turns into an orchestral V8 roar that enables the RAM 1500 Black Park to audibly announce its arrival, whether it’s the unmistakable rumble at low speeds or V8 roar under full bore acceleration.
Like the entire RAM 1500 range, the 1500 Black Pack sets new standards for towing capacity, tub size, interior space and comfort and, features a spacious 3.3 cubic metre quad cab, with a tonne of front and rear leg and head room.
Based on the 1500 Express, there’s also a huge 6-foot four-inch tray and a heavy duty tow bar that provides a class leading towing capacity of up to 4.5 tonnes.
The RAM 1500 Black Pack is available in two versions, the standard RAM 1500 Black Pack at a recommended retail price of $84,950 plus on-roads, or with the unique RamBoxes loading system included for $89,450 plus on-roads.
The Sports Exhaust System, for those who want to turn their V8 ute into an absolute beast, is a dealer fit option, so is also available to existing owners, and has a recommended retail price of $3,266.56 plus fitting.