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2013 Ram uncovered: no camo

Glenn Paulina wrote:

After a three hour vigil, we managed to catch one of the recently-shot 2013 Dodge Ram prototypes without its frontal camouflage, fully revealing the revamped truck’s new grille and front bumper design. The grille has been reshaped, with angled corners at the top and bottom. The grille’s texture has also been completely reworked, with a bevy of horizontal slats replacing the honeycomb mesh around the familiar crosshair grille bars.

2013 Ram 1500 spy shot

The front bumper is also restyled, with two new air-intakes , and recessed spots that are set wide, which may house fog lamps when the truck is in its finished form. The headlights on this prototype are identical to the current Ram, but we think there may very well be redesigned headlights in the cards for the facelifted model. The headlights in use here do not fit the new body work, especially where the lights should meet the top of the front bumper. The bottom of the headlights are perfectly horizontal, while the bumper is angled downward toward the center, leaving an ill-fitting gap that suggests that new, reshaped lights will also be part of the new Ram’s look.

When the truck photographed here removed his camouflage for one final, hot-weather run up the mountain, the two other Ram prototypes on the scene kept their camo in place. A closer look at the headlights behind that camouflage seems to suggest that they have different internals and lighting elements from the headlights on the uncovered truck. That may be why those two trucks still kept their disguise in place.

Note: [This photo] is a Photoshopped composite which is supplied to provide an accurate, “side-by-side” comparison between the 2011 and 2013 models.

Brenda Priddy also caught the 2013 Ram 1500, apparently the same vehicle, but with the hood open and a clear shot of the Pentastar V6 underneath it.

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Trenton Engine wins the bronze

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The fate of Charger R/T AWD

In the past, Dodge has combined the Hemi engine with all wheel drive (AWD) for better launches and improved rain and snow…

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