Ram was part of the Dodge line of trucks before finally splitting off into its own brand in the 80s. And what a great move it was. Ram heavy duty pickups are distinct in look and function from Dodge’s vehicles. Today, let’s take a look at why Ram is such an apt name by delving into the symbolism behind the impressive bighorn sheep.
Rams are male bighorn sheep, and they pack a lot of power. Their strong legs allow them to jump up to an amazing 6 m high. When rams fight, they sometimes charge at each other with speeds up to 64 km/h. The Ram truck mirrors the ram’s natural power and prowess with its 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. Did you know a ram’s horns weight more than all their other bones combined? Reminds us of the Ram’s stellar towing capacity. All in all, rams are strong and dominant creatures that rule the road as well as the mountains.
The Ram’s heavy duty shock absorbers, stabilizer bar and multilink coil spring suspension make it as comfortable as it is agile. It matches its inspiration’s nimbleness and finesse. Thanks to their balance, bighorn sheep can poise themselves on ledges that are only 5 cm wide. The bighorn sheep can race up mountains at a brisk 24 km/h. They’re one of the best mountain climbers in the animal world, second only to the mountain goat. Ram trucks live up to their name by being one of the best performing off-road vehicles on the market.
Revered by the Crow people, they’ve been weaving tales of the bighorn sheep into their lore for centuries. Being passionate and capable animals, they’ve cemented their place in mythology and legend. Fables show the Scandinavian god Thor using rams to pull his chariot. The Egyptian god Amun-Ra is often depicted with a ram’s head to represent fervor and renewal. Most famously, the ram is associated with the first astrological sign, Aries. The ram and Aries symbolize leadership, authority and fearlessness. The Ram truck strives to embody these qualities from its striking exterior to its abundant safety features.
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